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Keywords: local bending momentClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (17): 2949–2961.
Published: 1 September 2011
... during stroke reversal. The wing's local flexural stiffness ranges from 30 to 40 nN m 2 near the root, whereas the distal wing parts are highly compliant (0.6 to 2.2 nN m 2 ). Local bending moments during wing flapping peak near the wing root at the beginning of each half stroke due to both aerodynamic...