Kinematic, Static and Dynamic Analyses of Flapping Wing Mechanism Based on ANSYS Workbench

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10639)


A method for kinematic, static and dynamic analyses of single degree of freedom flapping wing aircraft is shown in this paper. All the analyses are realized completely by using ANSYS Workbench. A 3D model built in SolidWorks is imported into ANSYS Workbench. Firstly, a rigid body dynamic analysis is implemented to judge the connections among joints and get the maximum joint forces to find potentially dangerous positions of the movement. Then, a static analysis is carried out to check deformation and stress of the mechanism. On the basis of above analyses, modal analysis and transient dynamic analysis are respectively achieved to determine the stress under dynamic loads, with the obtained results clearly demonstrating the rationality of the designed flapping wing mechanism.


Flapping wing aircraft ANSYS Workbench Rigid body dynamic analysis Static analysis Transient dynamic analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Youpeng Li
    • 1
  • Chen Qian
    • 1
  • Bingqi Zhu
    • 2
  • Yongchun Fang
    • 1
  1. 1.Nankai UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.Hohai University Changzhou CampusChangzhouChina

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