Publication in Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Published on
February 18, 2022

The unsteady aerodynamics of accelerating insect wings.

Flying insects flap their wings back and forth at very high wingbeat frequencies. This results in wing stroke accelerations of millions of radians per second squared. In our recent study, published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, we show how these very high wing stroke accelerations affect the aerodynamics of insect flight.