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Article: Experimental studies of the material properties of the forewing of cicada (Homóptera, Cicàdidae)

TitleExperimental studies of the material properties of the forewing of cicada (Homóptera, Cicàdidae)
Authors
KeywordsCicada
Homoptera
Membrane
Vein
Wing
Issue Date2004
PublisherCompany of Biologists Ltd.
Citation
Journal Of Experimental Biology, 2004, v. 207 n. 17, p. 3035-3042 How to Cite?
AbstractDetailed investigations on the structural and mechanical properties of the forewing of the cicada were carried out. Measurement of the structures of the wings showed that the thickness of the membrane of each cell and the diameter of each vein were non-uniform in both the longitudinal and transverse directions, and their means were approximately 12.2 and 133.3 μm, respectively. However, the aspect ratios of the wings and the bodies were quite uniform and were approximately equal to 2.98 and 2.13, respectively. Based on the measured thickness, mass and area of the membranes of the cells, the mean density and the mean area density of the wing were approximately 2.3 g cm -3 and 2.8×10 -3 g cm -2, respectively. In addition, the diameters of the veins of the wings, including the diameters of the holes in the vein of the leading edge, were examined. The mechanical properties of the wing were investigated separately by nanoindentation and tensile testing. The results indicated that the mean Young's modulus, hardness and yield stress of the membranes of the wings were approximately 3.7 GPa, 0.2 GPa and 29 MPa, respectively, and the mean Young's modulus and strength of the veins along the direction of the venation of wings were approximately 1.9 GPa and 52 MPa, respectively. Finally, the relevant results were briefly analyzed and discussed, providing a guideline to the biomimetic design of the aerofoil materials of micro air vehicles.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/43070
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dc.contributor.authorLee, KLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSoh, AKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Fen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBai, YLen_HK
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dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Experimental Biology, 2004, v. 207 n. 17, p. 3035-3042en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0022-0949en_HK
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dc.description.abstractDetailed investigations on the structural and mechanical properties of the forewing of the cicada were carried out. Measurement of the structures of the wings showed that the thickness of the membrane of each cell and the diameter of each vein were non-uniform in both the longitudinal and transverse directions, and their means were approximately 12.2 and 133.3 μm, respectively. However, the aspect ratios of the wings and the bodies were quite uniform and were approximately equal to 2.98 and 2.13, respectively. Based on the measured thickness, mass and area of the membranes of the cells, the mean density and the mean area density of the wing were approximately 2.3 g cm -3 and 2.8×10 -3 g cm -2, respectively. In addition, the diameters of the veins of the wings, including the diameters of the holes in the vein of the leading edge, were examined. The mechanical properties of the wing were investigated separately by nanoindentation and tensile testing. The results indicated that the mean Young's modulus, hardness and yield stress of the membranes of the wings were approximately 3.7 GPa, 0.2 GPa and 29 MPa, respectively, and the mean Young's modulus and strength of the veins along the direction of the venation of wings were approximately 1.9 GPa and 52 MPa, respectively. Finally, the relevant results were briefly analyzed and discussed, providing a guideline to the biomimetic design of the aerofoil materials of micro air vehicles.en_HK
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dc.subjectCicadaen_HK
dc.subjectHomopteraen_HK
dc.subjectMembraneen_HK
dc.subjectVeinen_HK
dc.subjectWingen_HK
dc.subject.meshHemiptera - physiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshWing - physiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshMicroscopy, atomic forceen_HK
dc.subject.meshTensile strengthen_HK
dc.subject.meshBody weights and measuresen_HK
dc.titleExperimental studies of the material properties of the forewing of cicada (Homóptera, Cicàdidae)en_HK
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