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Dynamic soaring mechanisms in the ocean boundary layer (2016)
Journal Article
Toomer, C. A., Bonnin, V., Benard, E., Toomer, C., & Moschetta, J. M. (2016). Dynamic soaring mechanisms in the ocean boundary layer. International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, 8(2), 136-148. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESMS.2016.075550

Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Dynamic soaring is a flying technique which extracts energy from an environment where wind gradients form, such as the air-sea interface above oceans that sees such gradients developing through multiple... Read More about Dynamic soaring mechanisms in the ocean boundary layer.

Energy-harvesting mechanisms for UAV flight by dynamic soaring (2015)
Journal Article
Bonnin, V., Benard, E., Moshetta, J., & Toomer, C. (2015). Energy-harvesting mechanisms for UAV flight by dynamic soaring. International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 7(3), 213-229. https://doi.org/10.1260/1756-8293.7.3.213

Dynamic Soaring is a flying technique which extracts energy from an environment where wind gradients form, with the potential to increase the endurance of small unmanned vehicles. The feasibility to use dynamic soaring flight is questioned here; it r... Read More about Energy-harvesting mechanisms for UAV flight by dynamic soaring.

Two-dimensional potential method simulations of a body-strake configuration (2014)
Journal Article
Toomer, C., Tuling, S., Dala, L., & Toomer, C. (2014). Two-dimensional potential method simulations of a body-strake configuration. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 51(2), 468-477. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A32565

The lee-side flow over a cruciform wing-body configuration at supersonic speeds in the "+" orientation up to angles of 25 deg have been simulated using the single concentrated vortex and discrete vortex model methods. The wings or strakes are of very... Read More about Two-dimensional potential method simulations of a body-strake configuration.

Some compressibility effects on the lee side flow structures of cruciform wing–body configurations with very low aspect ratio wings (2013)
Journal Article
Tuling, S., Dala, L., & Toomer, C. (2013). Some compressibility effects on the lee side flow structures of cruciform wing–body configurations with very low aspect ratio wings. Aerospace Science and Technology, 29(1), 373-385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ast.2013.04.008

A series of validated numerical simulations of a tangent ogive circular body in combination with very low aspect ratio cruciform wings at supersonic Mach numbers and angles of attack up 25° have been performed. Inspection of the flow in the cross flo... Read More about Some compressibility effects on the lee side flow structures of cruciform wing–body configurations with very low aspect ratio wings.

Engineless unmanned aerial vehicle propulsion by dynamic soaring (2009)
Journal Article
Toomer, C. A., Deittert, M., Deittert, M., Toomer, C., Richards, A., & Pipe, A. (2009). Engineless unmanned aerial vehicle propulsion by dynamic soaring. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 32(5), 1446-1457. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.43270

Dynamic soaring is a flight technique which extracts energy from wind gradients with the potential to power small unmanned aerial vehicles in maritime applications. Wind gradients of the required magnitude naturally occur at the air-sea interface due... Read More about Engineless unmanned aerial vehicle propulsion by dynamic soaring.