Faculty Advisor

Nestinger, Stephen

Faculty Advisor

Popovic, Marko B.

Abstract

Historically, humans have aspired to fly like birds. However, a human carrying ornithopter that can hover by flapping wings doesnÂ’t exist in today's reality. This motivated our MQP team to address feasibility of heavy weight biologically inspired hovering robot. In this project, we report on the aerodynamics of flapping wing flight through a means of an analytical model and numerical simulation, and validated these findings through physical experiments.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Physics

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