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Analysis of Bat Biosonar Beampatterns: Biodiversity and Dynamics
(Virginia Tech, 2017-01-24)
Across species, bats exhibit wildly disparate differences in their noseleaf and pinnae shapes. Within Rhinolophid and Hipposiderid families, bats actively deform their pinnae and noseleaf during biosonar operation. Both ...
Toward Efficient Bio-Inspired Propulsion: The Effect of Propulsor Shape and Kinematics on System Performance and Efficiency during Bio-inspired Locomotion
(Virginia Tech, 2017-08-25)
Both bird and fish locomotion are thought to be more efficient than the equivalent man-made vehicles driven by propellers/impellers and jet engines. Through studies that decompose the different kinematic and shape effects ...