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Study of Thrust/Lift generation in flexible Flapping Foils

We are interested in studying the generation of Thrust (drag) and Lift of flexible flapping foils. A test bed will be constructed consisting of a mechanism that will generate cyclic motion. The mechanism will also have the freedom to rotate freely. A set of flexible flapping wings will be developed for the tests. Experiments will be run on the instrumented foils to measure the thrust and lift.

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Number of undergraduates needed: 1 or 2
Minimum qualifications: Sophomore OR Junior in Mechanical Engineering OR Aerospace. Willing to work in Berks Campus.

Contact Info

Rungun Nathan
223 Gaige Building
Penn State Berks
610 396 6170
rungun.nathan@psu.edu
Engineering