Secrets learned from the peregrine falcon diving flight

24 February 2016

Vincent Auditorium, Vincent Building 52a

Lecture

Secrets learned from the peregrine falcon diving flight


Synopsis:

  • The peregine falcon is the fastest animal in the world which can reach 200mph during its stoop.
  • The aerodynamics of this high-speed manoeuvre and its control in such flight conditions is investigated
  • Life studies in the field provide information on the flight situation
  • Experimental flow studies in the wind tunnel and CFD simulations helped to discover some of the features of the birds flight. 

Speaker Details

Prof. Christoph Bruecker

Professor Christoph Bruecker recently joined the City University as BAE SYSTEMS Sir Richard Olver Chair in Aeronautical Engineering. Before he was 10 years Professor for Fluid Mechanics at the Technical University Freiberg, Germany. Professor Bruecker brings more than 25 years of academic research in aerodynamics and fluid mechanics. His specialities include experimental and theoretical fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, aeronautics, biofluid mechanics, biological flows, sensor development, multi-phase flows and microfluidics. 

Location Details

Vincent Auditorium, Vincent Building 52a