Current Research | Biomimetics

Numerical Study of a Flapping Wing with a Torsion Spring

By Jianxin Hu, Ruoxin Li, Dr Qing Xiao

This is a case study for validation of passive joint part of in house code. The problem is a two-dimensional case, consisting of two elements that are connected with a given stiffness and damping ratio spring. Prescribed translational and rotational motion is added on the driven component. Passive component will be activated by the driven component through the spring. Animation shows the motion of two components. Results shows good agreement with previous peer study.