Search for dissertations about: "flight performance"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 94 swedish dissertations containing the words flight performance.

  1. 1. Birds in the Flow: Flight Mechanics, Wake Dynamics and Flight Performance

    University dissertation from Mikael Rosén, Ecology Building, SE-223 62 Lund, Sweden

    Author : Mikael Rosén; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Djurekologi; Animal ecology; Eleonora s falcon.; hunting; optimum wingspan; tail posture; wingbeat kinematics; wake topology; DPIV; flight performance; wake dynamics; flight mechanics; wind tunnel; Flight; bird;

    Abstract : I share my fascination of bird flight with many others, and here I summarise my thesis on the subject. This thesis emphasises the mechanics of bird flight by focusing on flight mechanics, wake dynamics and flight performance. READ MORE

  2. 2. In the wake of a bird - Quantifying aerodynamic performance of avian flight

    University dissertation from Department of Biology, Lund University

    Author : Marco Klein Heerenbrink; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; animal flight; flight performance; gliding; powered flight; wing morphology; aerodynamics; biomechanics; birds; jackdaw; Corvus monedula; wind tunnel; PIV;

    Abstract : Flight is an expensive form of locomotion, but also offers the ability to travel great distances at relatively low cost. Birds have developed various adaptations for optimizing flight performance. The main aim of this thesis is to identify how morphological variables in birds affect aerodynamic drag and flight performance. READ MORE

  3. 3. Aerodynamic performance in bat flight

    University dissertation from Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

    Author : Jonas Håkansson; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2017-05]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Leptonycteris yerbabuenae; Plecotus auritus; Glossophaga soricina; PIV; aerodynamics; wing morphology; bats; wind tunnel; animal flight;

    Abstract : Bats are the only mammals capable of flight, and they are the only animal flyers that are mammals. This thesis focuses on the latter of those facts, and investigates how bats fly, from an aerodynamic perspective. READ MORE

  4. 4. Feathers by day, membranes by night - Aerodynamic performance in bird and bat flight

    University dissertation from Department of Biology, Lund University

    Author : Florian Muijres; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; animal flight; aerodynamics; vortex wake; actuator disk; flight performance; span efficiency; bird; bat; wind tunnel; PIV; Pied Flycatcher; Glossophaga soricina; Leptonycteris yerbabuenae;

    Abstract : The efficiency and performance of a flying animal is directly related to the aerodynamics around its body and flapping wings. Here, I have developed methods for quantifying the wake dynamics around a flying animal. The results are used to estimate the aerodynamic performance of flapping flight. READ MORE

  5. 5. Escape flight in butterflies

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Zoology, Stockholm University

    Author : Maria Almbro; Stockholms universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Flight; Lepidoptera; gamete load; lipid accumulation; predation risk; hibernation; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi; zoologi; Zoology;

    Abstract : Flight is considered to be the overarching reason for the enormous diversity and world-wide abundance of insects. Not only does flight enable great distances to be covered and new areas to be colonised, flying has also evolved to be important in most adult life-history characteristics from reproduction to anti-predator strategies. READ MORE