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Effects of Wing Size and Aspect Ratio of a Passively Twisted Flapping Wing on Aerodynamic Force Generation

Debopam Das


In this work, the possibility of designing smaller size FMAVhas been studied by the use of the force transducer and fabricating smaller but similar kind of wings. It is clear that the dimensional values of forces

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