17 October 2012

Animal Flight Lab meets Prof. Marianna Braza

The lab was visited by Prof. Marianna Braza from the Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse, France, who presented her research on smart wings and turbulence of airplane landing gears. Marianna has become interested in biomimetics, i.e. obtaining design solutions from nature, with special emphasis on bird wings and ailerons. We presented out work on animal flight and dissuasions were initiated about possible future projects involving bird-inspired aerodynamic solutions, hopefully some that can become useful for future airplane designs.

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