Fri27Nov20152:45 pmDevLab Eindhoven
Overview progress Atalanta project – Hans Goosen, assistant professor @ TUD
This overview aims to discuss the different aspects and challenges in the Atalanta project and to demonstrate the progress that has been made over the last couple of years.
Control of Resonant Compliant Systems (CRCS) - Hugo Peters, phd student @ TUD
The Atalanta Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle is a compliant system that needs control for practical usage. During a 4-year PhD project, we studied the controllability of this type of resonating systems. An overview of this study will be given which stresses the challenges, achievements and recommendations for future work.
First experimental validation – Caspar Banis, master student @ TUD
In the CRCS project, a theoretical framework is developed to modify resonance responses using carefully selected structural property changes (e.g., changes in stiffness). This work shows a first experimental validation of this framework using a relatively simple cantilever beam.
Experimental setup to measure loads on a flapping wing – Hans Goosen, assistant professor @ TUD
Despite all experimental work that has been done within the flapping wing community, nobody has been able to accurately measure all details of the small aerodynamic loads acting on the flapping wing. A scientifically very interesting experimental setup has been developed by DevLab companies and Delft University of Technology to accurately measure these loads.
Technical details experimental setup – Frank Heukels, designer/engineer @ KITT Engineering
Measuring the transient loads on a flapping wing is challenging due to the small scales, high frequencies, high flap angles and marginal aerodynamic loads. This talk aims to discuss the technical details of the measurement setup.
Collaboration between DevLab and TUD – Fred van Keulen, professor @ TUD
The collaboration between DevLab and TUD started around 2005 with the definition of the Atalanta project. This lead to many scientific, practical and educational results. With the definition of future projects this collaboration will remain fruitful.
Closing with drinks