Insect Mechanics and Control by J. Casas and S.J. Simpson (Eds.)

By J. Casas and S.J. Simpson (Eds.)

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20 and 21). The hairs in air show a maximum in V Ãr at low frequency followed by a minimum at higher frequency. The locations of the maxima and minima depend on hair length, with the longest hair displaying the largest range of V Ãr and the shortest hair displaying the smallest. The hairs in water show similar variations in V Ãr , except that, in the parameter range explored, they do not display the minima observed for the hairs in air. The hairs in air have positive phase shift at low frequencies, but with increasing frequency the shift becomes negative for the hairs 1000 and 500 mm long.

C) Calculations of the dimensionless velocity of the tip of a hair, V hair =U o , and of the air medium velocity at the tip of the hair, V air =U o , are compared in Fig. 19 for an MeD1 trichobothrium 500 mm long. These results are characteristic of the dynamics at the tip of a hair. Notwithstanding, they serve to illustrate that, because of the complex coupling between hair motion and the ydependent form of the oscillating medium flow velocity given by Eq. (13), there can be significant variations in the two velocities along the length of a hair which will alter its frequency response characteristics.

2001, 2003). Also tabulated are the allometric relations giving the average diameter d=d(L) for these hairs. Figure 9 shows plots of the S=S(L) and R=R(L) correlations. For hair lengths Lr700 mm, the S values of the cricket cercal hairs fall between the larger (TiDA1) and smaller (MeD1) values of the spider hairs. In contrast, for all hair lengths the R values of the cricket cercal hairs are larger than those of the TiDA1 and MeD1 hairs which, for any hair length, differ little between themselves.

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