SHAPE REPRESENTATION AND A MORPHING SCHEME TO SUPPORT FLAPPING WING RESEARCH

Mohammad Sharif Khan, Tapabrata Ray

Abstract

Wing geometry is one of the most important factors that affects the performance of a flapping wing. The shape of insect wings and their nature of flapping varies across insect species. In order to gain an in-depth understanding of flapping flight with an aim to identify optimal wing shapes, there is a need for an universal and flexible shape representation scheme that is amenable to optimization. The paper presents a methodology to represent boundaries of insect wings which can be subsequently morphed via an optimization algorithm. The shapes are represented using B-splines, wherein the control points representing the shapes are repaired and subsequently evolved within an optimization framework. Twelve insect-wing shapes have been used to test the performance of the proposed method in the context of shape matching.

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Khan M. and Ray T. (2012). SHAPE REPRESENTATION AND A MORPHING SCHEME TO SUPPORT FLAPPING WING RESEARCH . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods - Volume 2: ICPRAM, ISBN 978-989-8425-99-7, pages 494-499. DOI: 10.5220/0003840304940499


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@conference{icpram12,
author={Mohammad Sharif Khan and Tapabrata Ray},
title={SHAPE REPRESENTATION AND A MORPHING SCHEME TO SUPPORT FLAPPING WING RESEARCH},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods - Volume 2: ICPRAM,},
year={2012},
pages={494-499},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003840304940499},
isbn={978-989-8425-99-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods - Volume 2: ICPRAM,
TI - SHAPE REPRESENTATION AND A MORPHING SCHEME TO SUPPORT FLAPPING WING RESEARCH
SN - 978-989-8425-99-7
AU - Khan M.
AU - Ray T.
PY - 2012
SP - 494
EP - 499
DO - 10.5220/0003840304940499