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International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering

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Analysis of the Wing Mechanism Movement Parameters of Selected Beetle Species (Coleoptera)

T. Geisler
  • Institute of Mechanics and Fundamentals of Machinery Design The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science University of Technology, Czestochowa ul. Dąbrowskiego 73, 42 – 200 Częstochowa, POLAND
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  • Institute of Mechanics and Fundamentals of Machinery Design The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science University of Technology, Czestochowa ul. Dąbrowskiego 73, 42 - 200 Częstochowa, POLAND
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Published Online: 2015-03-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijame-2015-0004


This study presents a structural and functional analysis of the wing bending and folding mechanism of a selected beetle species. Insect motility studies, with regard to the anatomical structure, were performed. The main inner wing structures were highlighted and their mechanical properties and functions were determined. The structure parameters as mechanisms bodies that allow wings of various beetle species to bend and fold were defined.

Keywords : bionic; wing; movement parameters; folding


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About the article

Received: 2014-10-14

Accepted: 2014-12-10

Published Online: 2015-03-11

Published in Print: 2015-02-01

Citation Information: International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 53–64, ISSN (Online) 1734-4492, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijame-2015-0004.

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