Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Wing beat frequency of a flier—Mass flow theory

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Insectes_v2b_00131, Oiseaux_v2b_00219
Auteur(s)
  • P. G. Puranik 1
  • G. Gopala Krishna 1
  • Adeel Ahmed 1
  • N. Chari 2
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Biophysics Laboratory, Physics Department, Nizam College, 500001, Hyderabad
  • 2) Zoology Department, Postgraduate Centre, Warangal
Résumé

The paper presents a theoretical approach for computing the wing beat frequency of a flier whether it be an insect, bird or bat in its normal state of hovering on the basis of mass flow of air. The calculated values are found to be in good agreement with the observed values. The paper describes the results of 5 species of insects, 4 species of birds and 3 species of megachiropteran bats totalling 136 samples. The mass of the fliers ranges between 0·07 gms to 744 gms and frequencies range from 125 cps to 4 cps respectively. It is concluded that the wing beat frequency of a flier in general varies with the state of flight.

Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - ecologie animale, vegetale et microbienne
Identifiant ISTEX
010C5DDCC455D15B44A2DBAA0685133B801978B3
Revue

Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Section B

Année de publication
1977
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
6.367
Sous-corpus
  • Insectes
  • Oiseaux
Type de publication
Journal
ark:/67375/1BB-74FTM1B6-1
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