Performance of a Monarch Butterfly for Various Flapping Angle

Aaroh, . and Zuber, Mohammad and Khader, Shah Md Abdul and Kalburgi, Sagar and Basri, Ernnie Illyani and Ahmad, Kamarul Arifin (2018) Performance of a Monarch Butterfly for Various Flapping Angle. International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE), 7 (4.25). pp. 126-130. ISSN 2227-524X

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The butterfly is an insect highly evolved to perform various flight regimes. From gliding flight to manoeuvers involving spontaneous changes in direction, the butterfly is considered a marvel of aerodynamic evolution. Recent demand in the development of micro-aerial vehicles (MAVs) has led scientists to study these creatures in greater depth to get a better understanding of the lift generating mecha-nisms adopted by them. This study focuses on the evaluation of gliding performance of the Monarch butterfly. A CAD model of a Mon-arch butterfly wing is modelled using CATIA, taking into account only a single wing of wingspan 53.381 mm which is used to simulate the gliding motion of the butterfly. The gliding performance analysis suggests that a maximum aerodynamic coefficient of 3.597 is achieved for the current wing orientation at 8° AoA.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Monarch Butterfly; Gliding; MAV; CFD.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Aeronautical and Automobile
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2018 08:08
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2018 08:08

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