Insect Flight

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Last Updated: 09 May 2022

Caption: Z. Jane Wang has developed a theory of just how some pests can manipulate the circulation of air around them to change in an instant between hovering and darting motions tranquility. Previous research studies of insect flight have indicated that rotation of the wings throughout waving is a crucial part of the mechanism through which an insect controls lift forces and modifies direction during flight. Wang's concept discusses how the revolving motion of insect wings during flapping creates vortices that permit an insect to hover. The vortex dynamics explained the role of the phase connection in between the wing translation and turning in lift generation. Furthermore, Wang has established a partnership with Michael Dickinsons group, where she has been contrasting the unsteady forces and vorticity area of floating flight among two-dimensional computations, experiments of robot fruit flies, and quasi-steady predictions.

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