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Aerodynamics of Bird Flight
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI).
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

It is the objective of this thesis project to understand the physics behind the different modes of bird flight and to do numerical two dimensional simulations of pure plunging, pure pitching and combined pitch-plunging motion of an aerofoil. First, the different physical models used to understand the generation of thrust are explained. Then the numerical model used for the simulation is explained briefly. Then the results and analysis of the numerical simulations are presented.

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2014. , 30 p.
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Vehicle Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154492OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-154492DiVA: diva2:757141
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Master of Science in Engineering - Vehicle Engineering
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Available from: 2014-10-21 Created: 2014-10-21 Last updated: 2014-10-21Bibliographically approved

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