Visualization Study of Dragonfly Type Wing : Reduced Frequency

잠자리 유형 날개의 가시화 연구 : 무차원 진동수

  • 김송학 (한국항공대학교 항공우주 및 기계공학부) ;
  • 장조원 (한국항공대학교 항공운항학과)
  • Published : 2004.11.01


A purpose of this visual experiment is to investigate the effect of reduced frequency qualitatively by examining wake pattern change for insect flying motion. Insect is composed of two pair wing with forewing and hindwing, flying motion of insect is performed pitching and plunging so it makes a separation over the wings. The separation affects at the wake pattern and changed wake pattern has an influence on lift, drag and propulsion. This experiment is conducted by using a smoke wire technique and a camera is fixed at hindwing to take a photograph of wake. An electronic device is mounted below test section to find exact the mean positional angle of wing. The reduced frequency in experiment is 0.15, 0.3 and 0.45. We obtained the result which that reduced frequency is closely related to wake pattern that determines flight efficiency.