Meeting Abstract

S7-2.1  Friday, Jan. 6  Stability and Control of Flapping Flight WANG, Jane; Cornell University

I will report our recent results on stability and control of 3D flapping flight, derived both from computational studies of dynamic models of insects as well as the analyses of experimental data of fruit flies. I will further discuss the implication of the intrinsically unstable mode on the control strategies for steady flight and for maneuver.