Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: Efficiency of flapping flight
Speaker: Prof. Jane Wang
Speaker Info: Cornell
Brief Description:
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Flapping and fixed wing provide two means to fly. Birds and insects have evolved to employ the first method and we have succeeded in using the second. We do not know, however, which one is more efficient. In this talk, I will define and discuss the aerodynamic efficiency of flapping flight both in simple models and in insect flight.
Date: Friday, May 05, 2006
Time: 2:00PM
Where: Tech M416
Contact Person: Mary Catsicopoulos
Contact email: maryc@northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847/491-5586
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