Effectiveness of bristled wing of thrips

Ken Sato, Hidetoshi Takahashi, Minh Dung Nguyen, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Isao Shimoyama

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Abstract

We have investigated the mechanism of a bristled wing of thrips by using an artificial cantilever-based wing. Five kinds of the artificial bristled wing, which had the similar size of the thrips wing, with a different hair gap were evaluated in a wind tunnel. Experiment results suggested that at low hair-gap-based Reynolds number (<10), the bristled areas of the wing acted as an imaginary airflow block, which increased the aerodynamic force. Meanwhile, this phenomenon did not occur at high Reynolds number (>100).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
Pages21-24
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 2
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2013 Jan 202013 Jan 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

OtherIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period13/1/2013/1/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Sato, K., Takahashi, H., Nguyen, M. D., Matsumoto, K., & Shimoyama, I. (2013). Effectiveness of bristled wing of thrips. In IEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013 (pp. 21-24). [6474166] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)). https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2013.6474166