Metamaterial pattern enabling control over sound produced by flapping artificial wings

Krushynska A., Zhilyaev I., Krushinsky D., Anerao N., Yılmaz M. C., Ranjbar M.

The 12th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, Andalucia, Spain, 19 - 22 July 2022, pp.456-457

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Andalucia
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.456-457
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


Artificial wings composed of rigid and flexible materials enable flapping flight accompanied by sound. Understanding the acoustics of natural insect wings allowed explaining basic mechanisms of sound generation by artificial wings. This work proposes to use metamaterial surface patterns for controlling the acoustic and aerodynamic characteristics of a wing. For this, we developed multi-parameter and machine-learning optimization procedures aimed at increasing the lift and manipulating the produced sound by tuning the pattern design.