Browse College of Engineering by Contributor "Wissa, Aimy A"
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Aerodynamic modeling of a 2-dimensional airfoil with a covert-inspired deployable flap using a discrete vortex method (2017-07-21)Unmanned aerial vehicles are expected to fulfill increasingly complex mission requirements but are limited by their inability to efficiently perform high-angle-of-attack maneuvers at low Reynolds numbers, while birds seem ...
Design and aerodynamic analysis of an airfoil with a bioinspired leading edge device for stall mitigation at low Reynolds number operation (2017-04-28)Robust and predictable aerodynamic performance of unmanned aerial vehicles at the limits of their design envelope is critical for safety and mission adaptability. Deployable aerodynamic surfaces, such as flaps or slats, ...
Observing and modelling the legless jumping mechanism of click beetles for bio-inspired robotic design (2017-12-15)Click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae) have evolved a unique jumping mechanism to right themselves when on their dorsal side without using their legs or any other appendages. This work describes and analyzes the stages of ...
Study of the compliance and system integration of bistable structures for use as actuation mechanisms in bioinspired adaptive systems (2019-06-14)Bistable structures are desirable for actuation mechanisms because they allow for the efficient use of actuators by reducing the power required to change and maintain equilibrium positions. There is currently an increased ...