Browse College of Engineering by Contributor "Wissa, Aimy"
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(2017-04-28)Birds are highly capable and maneuverable fliers, traits not currently shared with current unmanned aerial vehicles. They are able to achieve these flight capabilities by adapting the shape of their wings during flight in ...
(2019-07-18)Inspired by the shape adaption of a bird’s wing during flight, this work presents a bio-inspired wingtip concept leveraging bend-twist coupling (BTC) in composite laminates. The structural characteristics, incidence angle ...
(2017-04-26)In this thesis we present methods to optimize the design and flight characteristics of a biologically-inspired bat-like robot. Recent work has designed the topological structure for the wing kinematics of this robot; here ...
(2019-04-08)This work examined the physicochemical properties of aviation fuels and their impact on combustion performance in relevant applications for existing and emerging engine architecture with a particular focus on next generation ...
(2019-07-11)Soft mechanical systems constitute stretchable skins, tissue-like appendages, fibers and fluids, and utilize material deformation to transmit forces or motion to perform a mechanical task. These systems may possess infinite ...
(2018-12-03)Over time-scales short enough that wind is relatively steady (.10 minutes), wind-power variability is due to atmospheric turbulence. Power ﬂuctuations at time scales such as these are important for maintaining frequency ...