Measurement of differential pressure on a butterfly wing

Hidetoshi Takahashi, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Isao Shimoyama

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Abstract

This paper reports on direct measurement of differential pressure on a butterfly wing during free flight. Differential pressure was measured using a micro-fabricated sensor. A piezo-resistive cantilever was used as a differential pressure sensor. The sensor was 1.0 mm x 1.0 mm x 0.3 mm in size and 0.7 mg in weight so that it did not interfere with wing motion. By attaching the sensor to the center of a butterfly forewing with a flexible wiring, the differential pressure on the wing was measured during "no flight flapping" and "taking off".

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEMS 2010 - The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Technical Digest
Pages63-66
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2010 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2010 Jan 242010 Jan 28

Publication series

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

Other

Other23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2010
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period10/1/2410/1/28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Takahashi, H., Matsumoto, K., & Shimoyama, I. (2010). Measurement of differential pressure on a butterfly wing. In MEMS 2010 - The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Technical Digest (pp. 63-66). [5442564] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)). https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2010.5442564