Considerations on dynamic soaring

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Emanuele Luigi De Angelis (1*), Fabrizio Giulietti (2), Fabio Perco (3)

1 II Facoltà di Ingegneria, Università di Bologna, Forlì, Italy.
2 II Facoltà di Ingegneria, Università di Bologna, Forlì, Italy.
3 Stazione Biologica Isola Cona, Riserva Naturale Foce Isonzo, Staranzano (GO), Italy.
(*) Corresponding Author:
Emanuele Luigi De Angelis
rio@sisn.pagepress.org

Abstract

This paper presents an analytical treatment of dynamic soaring, a behaviour that certain sea birds use to extract energy from wind gradient. Theoretical modeling and results of numerical simulations, based on a two-degrees-of-freedom point mass model, are presented.

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De Angelis, E., Giulietti, F., & Perco, F. (2012). Considerations on dynamic soaring. Rivista Italiana Di Ornitologia, 82(1-2). https://doi.org/10.4081/rio.2012.121