Without asymmetry, locomotion would be impossible. We look at the effects of asymmetry on flexible foils in oscillation and at the role asymmetry plays in thrust production. Asymmetries in time are considered by changing the kinematic profile of an oscillating foil, leading to vectored force production and implicationf for efficiency. The benefits of asymmetry in the flapping profile are shown to be dependent on the physical properties of the fin as well as on the other kinematics parameters.
|Publication status||Unpublished - Sept 2009|
|Event||The Fourth International Symposium on Aero-Aqua Bio-Mechanisms - Shanghai|
Duration: 29 Aug 2009 → 2 Sept 2009
|Conference||The Fourth International Symposium on Aero-Aqua Bio-Mechanisms|
|Period||29/08/09 → 2/09/09|