Search for dissertations about: "optimum wingspan"

Found 2 swedish dissertations containing the words optimum wingspan.

  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; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [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 : Popular Abstract in Swedish Fåglars flygförmåga I alla tider har vi fascinerats av fåglars förmåga att flyga, och många försök att förstå och efterlikna dem har gjorts. Kanske den förste som på allvar intresserade sig för mekanismerna bakom fåglars flykt var Leonardo da Vinci som runt år 1500 funderade på hur fåglar alstrar lyftkraft. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Department of Biology, Lund University

    Author : Florian Muijres; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [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 : Popular Abstract in English Animal flight has always intrigued people, and different aspects of animal flight have therefore widely been studied by biologists, physicists and engineers. At least to me, the aspect concerning the aerodynamics of animal flight in particular is very interesting because of the complex temporal varying wake dynamics as a result of continually wing morphing in flapping flight. READ MORE