Investigation of Falcon Dive and Developing Kinematic Approach
thesisposted on 21.05.2021, 09:20 by Aadil Mulla
This study investigates the aerodynamic methods already implemented in studying a peregrine falcon dive. The paper presents a literature review of aerodynamic methods, starting from mathematical models aimed at predicting falcon dive using minimum drag theory. This is followed by experimental methods that developed the flight path trajectory using high-tech cameras. Additionally, the paper presents numerical analysis of the falcon body model using computational fluid dynamics and particle image velocimetry in order to assess and derive aerodynamic coefficients. Based on the research, a kinematic model for the problem was developed, and the reason for failure were highlighted.