The Resource Modelling the flying bird, C.J. Pennycuick

Modelling the flying bird, C.J. Pennycuick

Label
Modelling the flying bird
Title
Modelling the flying bird
Statement of responsibility
C.J. Pennycuick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Colin Pennycuick has been modelling bird flight for many years. In this book he explains his Flight program, and outlines the mechanics of flight as applied to birds and other flying vertebrates. The first half covers the power requirements for flapping flight, and relates the performance limitations of bird, bat and pterosaur wings to their different mechanical structure, and to the characteristics of the sliding-filament muscle engine, which is common to all vertebrates. Each chapter consists of an equation-free main text, supplemented by boxes for technical or specialised topics, including the equations used by the program to generate performance curves for flapping and gliding flight of particular species. The program also performs numerical simulations of long-distance migration, taking account of the consumption of both fat and muscle tissue in flight, and these are analysed in detail. Later chapters cover manoeuvring flight, gliding and soaring (including the flight of albatrosses), the sensory requirements of flight, special adaptations of water birds, allometry and wind tunnel methods. Finally, the evolution of animal flight is revisited in the light of the history of aeronautics, and of the principles presented in the book."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pennycuick, C. J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL698.7
LC item number
.P46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL698.7
NAL item number
.P46 2008
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Birds
Label
Modelling the flying bird, C.J. Pennycuick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-470) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Modelling the Flying bird; The Flight Environment; Mechanics of level flight; Vortices and vortex wakes; The wings of birds; The membrane wings of bats and pterosaurs; Muscles as engines; Simulating long-distance migration; Accelerated flight and manoeuvring; Gliding flight and soaring; Information systems for flying animals; Water birds; Allometry; Wind tunnel experiments with birds; Testing predictions from theory; Evolution of flight
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 480 pages
Isbn
9780123742995
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213839475
  • (OCoLC)ocn213839475
Label
Modelling the flying bird, C.J. Pennycuick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-470) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Modelling the Flying bird; The Flight Environment; Mechanics of level flight; Vortices and vortex wakes; The wings of birds; The membrane wings of bats and pterosaurs; Muscles as engines; Simulating long-distance migration; Accelerated flight and manoeuvring; Gliding flight and soaring; Information systems for flying animals; Water birds; Allometry; Wind tunnel experiments with birds; Testing predictions from theory; Evolution of flight
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 480 pages
Isbn
9780123742995
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213839475
  • (OCoLC)ocn213839475

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