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Shape and Deformation Measurement of Free Flying Birds in Flapping Flight

Wolf, Thomas and Konrath, Robert and Erlinghagen, Thomas and Wagner, Hermann (2012) Shape and Deformation Measurement of Free Flying Birds in Flapping Flight. In: Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design (NNFM) Nature-Inspired Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 119. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London. pp. 135-148. ISBN 978-3-642-28301-7. ISSN 1612-2909

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Abstract

This paper describes a new approach for wing shape determination of free fly-ing birds during flapping flight. The optical based measurement method called "image pattern correlation technique" (IPCT) is described as well as modifications of this technique in order to measure wing surfaces formed by feathers. Further-more a newly developed camera driving system is introduced, which enables a movement of the surface measurement system synchronized with a bird. The ap-plication of this system to free flying barn owls is described together with high resolution surface results, obtained during free flapping flight of the bird.

Document Type:Contribution to a Collection
Additional Information:Results of the DFG Priority Programme 1207 ”Nature-inspired Fluid Mechanics” 2006-2012
Title:Shape and Deformation Measurement of Free Flying Birds in Flapping Flight
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Wolf, ThomasUNSPECIFIED
Konrath, RobertUNSPECIFIED
Erlinghagen, ThomasRWTH Aachen, Institut für Biologie II
Wagner, HermannRWTH Aachen, Institut für Biologie II
Date:2012
Journal or Publication Title:Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design (NNFM)
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:Vol. 119
DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-28302-4
Page Range:pp. 135-148
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Tropea, CameronTU-Darmstadt
Bleckmann, HorstUni Bonn
Publisher:Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London
Series Name:Nature-Inspired Fluid Mechanics
ISSN:1612-2909
ISBN:978-3-642-28301-7
Status:Published
Keywords:image pattern correlation technique (IPCT), PROPAC, bird wing, bird flight, deformation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Simulation & Validation
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Experimental Methods
Deposited By: Ilka Micknaus
Deposited On:02 Mar 2012 09:19
Last Modified:09 Oct 2012 15:04

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