Store | Help | Jobs | Print Page | Contact Us | Sign In | Create Account
Online Store: CAMX 2016 - Anaheim, CA - September 26-29 / 2016
Main Storefront
        

Manufacturing of Bio-Inspired Micro Drones Using Advanced 3D Printing

Item Options
Sign in for your pricing!
Price: $16.00
Quantity: *
 
Description

 

Manufacturing of Bio-Inspired Micro Drones Using Advanced 3D Printing

 

The flight of insects, bats and birds, which exhibits unmatched agility, significantly benefits from passively and actively flexible wings that can undergo large elastic deformations. Bio-inspired solutions including corrugated wings with artificial skeletal or venation structures coupled with thin membranes, constituted by nonhomogeneous and anisotropic materials, can be designed exhibiting highly complex aero-elastic coupling achieving unprecedented aerodynamic performance for synthetic wings. Due to the limitation of efficient manufacturing methods, no truly bio-inspired functional wings have been produced yet. In this work, a novel bat-inspired wing-structure was designed and tested. Wing specimens are fabricated by 3D-printing, and experiments were carried out on wings under static loads at Oregon State University. Elastic deformations are measured using digital image correlation technique. The experimental results were compared with numerical simulation which employed finite element analysis. The unmatched results between numerical and experimental tests suggest that the structural properties of laser sintered parts could be affected by not only the material properties but other manufacturing factors such as parts orientation, laser power and scanning spacing

 

Authors: Congcong Hu, Roberto Albertani, David R. Otis, Jr.

 

Conference: CAMX 2016 – Anaheim

 

SKU/Code: TP16-0017

 

Pages: 8




Platinum Corporate Partners

Find Us

21680 Gateway Center Drive
Suite 300
Diamond Bar, CA 91765-2454

P: +1.626.521.9460