Kai Deng, Alexander Kovalev, Stanislav N. Gorb
Bird feathers are a lightweight construction combining rigidity and flexibility to support the flight. This study is expected to understand the ingenious structure-damping property design strategies of primary feathers in the wood pigeon Columba palumbus.
This work is financially supported by Chinesisch-Deutsches Zentrum für Wissenschaftsförderung (Grant no. GZ1154), collaborating with the Institute of Bioinspired Structure and Surface Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China.