Yakov Afanasyev, Memorial University of Newfoundland Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Model of Insect Wings' Wake Vortex
Description:
This photo (hi-res version) shows the wake of an insect model towed in water, with magnetic forces simulating the effect of the insect's beatings wings. For a different kind of investigation of insect flight, see Michael Dickinson's Fly-o-Rama, which includes a robotic fly and a flight simulator for flies.

(This feature was updated on July 16, 2013.)
Image:
photo credit: <a href="http://www.physics.mun.ca/%7Eyakov" target="_blank">Yakov Afanasyev</a>; <a href="http://www.physics.mun.ca/~yakov/" target="_blank">image source</a>
photo credit: Yakov Afanasyev; image source
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/insectwake-large-9-06-07.jpg
Featured:
September 16, 2007 - October 1, 2007