Non-Jumping Take off Performance in Beetle Flight (Rhinoceros Beetle Trypoxylus dichotomus) SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Non-Jumping Take off Performance in Beetle Flight (Rhinoceros Beetle Trypoxylus dichotomus)
Author(s)
Tien Van Truong; Tuyen Quang Le; Park, Loon Cheol; Yoon, Kwang Joon; Kim, Min Jun; Byun, Doyoung
Publication Year
2014-01
Abstract
In recent decades, the take-off mechanisms of flying animals have received much attention in insect flight initiation. Most of previous works have focused on the jumping mechanism, which is the most common take-off mechanism found in flying animals. Here, we presented that the rhinoceros beetle, Trypoxylus dichotomus, takes off without jumping. In this study, we used 3-Dimensional (3D) high-speed video techniques to quantitatively analyze the wings and body kinematics during the initiation periods of flight. The details of the flapping angle, angle of attack of the wings and the roll, pitch and yaw angles of the body were investigated to understand the mechanism of take-off in T. dichotomus. The beetle took off gradually with a small velocity and small acceleration. The body kinematic analyses showed that the beetle exhibited stable take-off. To generate high lift force, the beetle modulated its hind wing to control the angle of attack; the angle of attack was large during the upstroke and small during the downstroke. The legs of beetle did not contract and strongly release like other insects. The hind wing could be considered as a main source of lift for heavy beetle.
ISSN
1672-6529
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2915
DOI
10.1016/S1672-6529(14)60020-2
Bibliographic Citation
JOURNAL OF BIONIC ENGINEERING, v.11, no.1, pp.61 - 71, 2014
Publisher
SPRINGER SINGAPORE PTE LTD
Subject
HAWKMOTH MANDUCA-SEXTA; KINEMATICS; MECHANICS; AERODYNAMICS; BIOMECHANICS; INITIATION; HEMIPTERA; MOTION; BUGS
Keywords
take-off; non-jumping mechanism; rhinoceros beetle; kinematics
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
SPRINGER SINGAPORE PTE LTD
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