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Contributing to the MAV Knowledge Base

The Wright State Center of Excellence for Micro Air Vehicle Research is dedicated to sharing research on micro air vehicles whenever feasible. The lead MAV researchers have been published in numerous journals and conference proceedings, as shown in the list of selected publications below.

Dong, H., Mittal, R., Bozkurttas, M., Lauder, G. V., and Madden, P., "Computational Modeling and Analysis of the Hydrodynamics of a Highly Deformable Fish Pectoral Fin," (PDF) Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 645, March 2010.

Z. Liang and H. Dong, "Computational Analysis of Hovering Hummingbird Flight," Proceeding of 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit with New Horizons Forum, AIAA paper 2010–0555.

H. Dong and Z. Liang, "Effects of Ipsilateral Wing-Wing Interactions on Aerodynamic Performance of Flapping Wings," Proceeding of 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit with New Horizons Forum, AIAA paper 2010–0071.

H. Dong, Z. Liang, and M. Harff, "Optimal Settings of Aerodynamic Performance Parameters in Hovering Flight," (PDF) International Journal of Micro Air Vehicle, Vol.1, Number 3, pp 173–181, October 2009.

Bozkurttas, M., Mittal, R., Dong, H., Lauder, G. V., and Madden, P. "Low-Dimensional Models and Performance Scaling of a Highly Deformable Fish Pectoral Fin," (PDF) Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 631(2009), pp 311–342.

Z. Liang and H. Dong, "Computational Study of Wing-Wake Interactions between Ipsilateral Wings of Dragonfly in Flight," (PDF) 39th AIAA Fluid Dynamic Conference and Exhibition, AIAA paper 2009-4192

Z. Liang and H. Dong, "Unsteady Aerodynamics and Wing Kinematics Effect in Hovering Insect Flight," (PDF)Proceeding of 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit with New Horizons Forum, AIAA paper 2009-1299.

C. Webb, H. Dong, and R. Mittal, "Motion Kinematics Effects on Aerodynamic Performance of Bio-Inspired Wing Sections in Ultra-Low Reynolds Number Flow," (PDF) Proceeding of 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit with New Horizons Forum, AIAA paper 2009-1300.

Vargas, A., R. Mittal, and H. Dong, "A Computational Study of the Aerodynamic Performance of a Dragonfly Wing Section in Gliding Flight," (PDF) Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 3, 2008, pp.1–13.

Mittal, R., H. Dong, M. Bozkurttas, F. M. Najjar, A. Vargas, and A. von Loebbecke, "A versatile sharp interface immersed boundary method for incompressible flows with complex boundaries," (PDF) Journal of Computational Physics, 227(2008), pp. 4825–4852.

H. Dong and Z. Liang, "The Wing Kinematics effects on Performance and Wake Structure Produced by Finite-Span Hovering Wings," (PDF) Proceedings of 38th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibition, AIAA paper 2008-3819.

M. Ol, H. Dong, and C. Webb, "Motion Kinematics vs. Angle of Attack Effects in High-Frequency Airfoil Pitch/Plunge," Proceeding of 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA paper 2008-3822.

C. Webb, H. Dong, and M. Ol, "Effects of Unequal Pitch and Plung Airfoil Motion Frequency on Aerodynamic Response," (PDF) Proceeding of 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA paper 2008-0582.

J.S. Shang, P.G. Huang, H. Yan, and S.T. Surzhikov, "Electrodynamics of Direct Current Discharge," AIAA 2008–1101, 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 7–10, 2008, Reno, Nevada.

Ghias, R., R. Mittal, and H. Dong, "A Sharp Interface Immersed Boundary Method for Compressible Viscous Flows," (PDF) Journal of Computational Physics, 225 (2007), pp. 528–553.

Tangorra, J., Davidson, S., Hunter, I, Madden, P., Lauder, G.V., Dong, H., Bozkurttas, M., Mittal, R. "The development of a biologically inspired propulsor for unmanned underwater vehicles," (PDF) IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, Vol. 32, Issue 3, Page 533–550, July 2007.

A.M. Wala, S. Vytla, C.D. Taylor, and P. G. Huang, "Mine face ventilation: a comparison of CFD results against benchmark experiments for the CFD code validation," Mining Engineering, pp. 1–7, July 2007.

Suzen, Y.B., Huang, P.G., Ashpis D.E., Volino, R.J., Corke, T.C., Thomas, F.O., Huang, J., Lake, J.P., and King, P.I., "A Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of Transitional Flows in Low-Pressure Turbines Under a Wide Range of Operating Conditions," Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 129, No. 3, pp. 527–541, July 2007.

B. Nicolson, S. Page, H. Dong, and J. Slater, "Design of a Flapping Quad-Winged Micro Air Vehicle," Proceedings of 37th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibition, AIAA paper 2007-4337.

H. Dong, M. Harff, and R. Mittal, "Vortex Structures and Aerodynamic Performance of Finite-Aspect-Ratio Flapping Wings in Hovering Motion," (PDF) Proceedings of 37th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibition, AIAA paper 2007-4210.

Huang, L., P.G. Huang, R.P. LeBeau, Jr., and Th. Hauser, "Optimization of Blowing and Suction Control on NACA 0012 Airfoil Using EARND Genetic Algorithm with Diversity Control," Journal of Aircraft, 44, 1337–1349, 2007.

Narasimhan, M., H. Dong, R. Mittal, and S. Singh, "Optimal Yaw Regulation and Trajectory Control of Bio-robotic AUV Using Pectoral Fins Based on CFD Parameterization," (PDF) Journal of Fluids Engineering, 128 (2006), 687–698.

Lauder, G. V., Madden, P., Mittal, R., Dong, H., and Bozkurttas, M., "Locomotion With Flexible Propulsors I: Experimental Analysis of Pectoral Fin Swimming in a Sunfish," Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Vol. 1 No 4, 2006, S25–S34.

Mittal, R., Dong, H., Bozkurttas, M., Lauder, G. V., and Madden, P., "Locomotion With Flexible Propulsors II: Computational Modeling and Analysis of Pectoral Fin Swimming in a Sunfish," Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Volume 1 No 4, 2006, S35–S41.

Mittal, R., H. Dong, M. Bozkurttas, A. von Loebbecke, and F. Najjar, "Analysis of Flying and Swimming in Nature Using an Immersed Boundary Method," Proceeding of 36th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, AIAA paper 2006-2867.

Bozkurttas, M., H. Dong, R. Mittal, P. Madden, and G. V. Lauder, "Hydrodynamic Performance of Deformable Fish Fins and Flapping Foils," Proceeding of 36th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, AIAA paper.

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