FLIGHT BIOMIMICRY

Tunisia are introducing a new revolutionary ‘flapping’ wind-turbine! Until now, the understanding of bird mechanics has been limited, as has been their translation into technology. Now, a pioneering scientist Anis Aouini is using 3D Aouinian kinematics to develop a wind-turbine modeled on humming-bird flight.

FLIGHT BIOMIMICRY_01

FLIGHT BIOMIMICRY_02

The company ‘Tyer Wind’ has been able to replicate the ‘figure 8’ wing movement of hummingbirds that allow them to fly in one place. The unique turbine has two vertical-axis wings (each 5.25 feet long) made from carbon fiber. Together they help convert kinetic wind energy into electrical energy.

FLIGHT BIOMIMICRY_04

FLIGHT BIOMIMICRY_05

Partner and co-founder of ‘Tyer Wind’, Hassine Labaied has expressed to media that initial tests for power efficiency, aerodynamic behavior and material resistance are encouraging. Research data will soon be made available. A more detailed description of the mechanics can already be seen in the following link. Look at this PDF.

FLIGHT BIOMIMICRY_03

FLIGHT BIOMIMICRY_06

Bio-mimicry is turning out to be one of the most exciting and innovative field of science. We’ll keep you all posted of any updates!var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone

Leave a Reply