The Dynamics of Bumblebee Wing Pitching Rotation: Measurement and Modelling

Dmitry Kolomenskiy, Sridhar Ravi, Ru Xu, Kohei Ueyama, Timothy Jakobi, Thomas Engels, Toshiyuki Nakata, Jörn Sesterhenn, Marie Farge, Kai Schneider, Ryo Onishi, Hao Liu

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Abstract

Fluid-structure interaction of the flapping wings of a hovering bumblebee is considered. Kinematic reconstruction of the wing motion using synchronized high-speed video recordings is described, that provides the necessary input data for numerical modelling. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver is combined with a dynamical model that describes the wing motion. Results of a high resolution numerical simulation are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNotes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages125-133
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameNotes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design
Volume147
ISSN (Print)1612-2909
ISSN (Electronic)1860-0824

Keywords

  • Bumblebee
  • Flapping flight
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Insect
  • Wing

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