Considerations on dynamic soaring

  • Emanuele Luigi De Angelis | rio@sisn.pagepress.org II Facoltà di Ingegneria, Università di Bologna, Forlì, Italy.
  • Fabrizio Giulietti II Facoltà di Ingegneria, Università di Bologna, Forlì, Italy.
  • Fabio Perco Stazione Biologica Isola Cona, Riserva Naturale Foce Isonzo, Staranzano (GO), Italy.

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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2012-09-30
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Dynamic soaring, wind gradient, range.
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De Angelis, E. L., Giulietti, F., & Perco, F. (2012). Considerations on dynamic soaring. Rivista Italiana Di Ornitologia, 82(1-2). https://doi.org/10.4081/rio.2012.121