Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-22481
Title: Modelling and manufacturing of a dragonfly wing as basis for bionic research
Author(s): Deubel, Till
Wanke, Sören
Weber, Christian
Wedekind, Frank
Language: English
Year of Publication: 2006
OPUS Source: Design 2006 : proceedings of the 9th International Design Conference, Mai 15 - 18, 2006 Cavat, Dubrovnik, Croatia. - 1. - Zagreb : Univ., Fac. of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture [u.a.], 2006. - (DS / Design Society ; 36), S. 215-220
SWD key words: Bionik
Free key words: dragonfly wing
DDC notations: 620 Engineering and machine engineering
Publikation type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Working principles in nature have been optimised by evolution for millions of years. Today we try to understand how these principles work and how they could be used in technical applications. Prominent examples for solutions which are inspired by bionic research are the Velcro fastener (inspired by the plant 'Arcticum lappa') [Pahl et al., 2003], swim suits (inspired by shark skin) [Thilmany, 2004] and self-cleaning surfaces using the lotus effect [von Baeyer, 2000]. The topic of aerodynamics is another large area for research and innovation in which we still hope to be able to learn from nature. The dragonfly combines very light wing structures with amazing flying abilities [Okamoto, 1996]. In order to study the exact properties of the dragonfly wing and to understand how this properties can be achieved, it is necessary to reproduce the geometry of the wing at a larger scale. This large scale model can be used to conduct further aerodynamic tests in a wind tunnel. The results of such investigations can lead to new impulses for the development of aircraft and micro air vehicles. In this paper the authors will describe the modelling and building of an enlarged model of a dragonfly wing as base for further bionic research.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-16363
Date of registration: 21-Jul-2008
Faculty: NT - Naturwissenschaftlich- Technische Fakultät
Department: NT - Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik
Former Department: bis SS 2016: Fachrichtung 8.4 - Werkstoffwissenschaften
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