Research Area

Prototype presents an important flexion angle about 70° and an intertesting passive twisting motion which still not optimal. Consequently the kinematics of the wings needs to be optimized. To achieve this challenge three investigation way are followed:

  • Integration of ElectroActive Polymer

    The performance of Electroactive polymers (EAPs) are very interesting for this application regards to the wide range of smooth motion they could realize. Still different challenges are inherent to their integration in MEMS fabrication process.
  • Structure & material enhancement

    The structure of the FWNAV represent an important field of improvement, mostly because it insures the motion transmission between the actuator and the wings. The wings and structure material is very decisive parameters in insect flight. So the material used has to be as similar as possible from insect one.
  • Two different concepts of the joint zone: a) Point curve joint b) Compliant link

  • Aeroelastic simulation

    These simulations will allow a rapid optimization of the wing structure. The wing structure has a paramount importance in the passive twisting motion and the transformation of the mechanical energy into aerodynamic forces.

  • Article publié dans AMCSTI, juin 2018
    Article de Patricia Lefebvre sur la Nano-Ecole Lille Publié en juin 2018, Le Bulletin de l’AMCSTI bulletin_AMCSTI_2018 article_AMCSTI_2018   Merci à Anne Duchesne et Karine Perrot pour leur collaboration.
  • Projection du film « Monique Peytral, peindre Lascaux, peindre la vie »
    Vendredi 6 juillet de 12h45 à 13h45 IEMN / Amphithéatre, Villeneuve d’Ascq Exposition Monique PEYTRAL à l’IEMN du 19/06/2018 au 06/07/2018 Accès libre : de 9h00 à 12h00 et de 13h30 à 16h IEMN / Université de Lille – Sciences et Technologies, Villeneuve d’Ascq Une vidéo relatant ses différentes collaborations avec le CNRS (Lascaux II, […]