Insects owe much of their evolution success to flight. Compared with their flightless ancestors, flying insects are better equipped to escape from their predators, search food sources and get adjusted to new habitats. Because their survival and evolution depend on flight performance
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Because of their high wing flap frequencies and small size, it is difficult to inspect the wing motions of flying insects. For example, Drosophila melanogaster is an insect measuring 2–4·mm in length and flaps its wings at a rate of 220·Hz.
The insect flight mechanism is inspected based on the Quasi-steady assumptions. According to this, the aerodynamic forces on an insect flapping wing are equal to the forces during a steady state of motion of the flapping wing.
Physical modeling of insect flight:
Unsteady mechanisms in insect ?ight
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At the end of every stroke, flapping insect wings undergo forward and backward rotation about an axis.
Finally, it is necessary to account for wing ?exibility since the mechanical models are based on rigid wings.
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