Workshop announcement: Modeling of Bird Flight

Scientific workshop: “Modeling of Bird Flight”

January 28th, 2020, Louvain-la-Neuve

In the framework of the ARC collaborative project “RevealFlight”, we organize a scientific workshop on the modeling of bird flight. This workshop is intended to be accessible to a large audience of scientists, covering aspects of biomechanics, (computational) fluid dynamics, collective behavior, and biological modeling.

Date: Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Venue: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium – building “Maxwell”, room “Shannon”.

Program at a glance:

  • 9:00 - welcome - introduction to the RevealFlight project: Prof. Philippe Chatelain, UCLouvain
  • 9:30 - invited talk: Prof. Steve J. Portugal, University of London - Co-operative and not so co-operative aerodynamics
  • 10:30: coffee break
  • 10:45 - invited talk: Dr. Jorn Cheney, The Royal Veterinary College - University of London - The benefits of tails and shoulders: drag reduction and gust rejection
  • 11:45 - contributed talks by researchers from UCLouvain working in the project:
    • Victor Colognesi - Numerical simulation and closed-loop control of flapping bird flight
    • Gianmarco Ducci - Trim detection and longitudinal stability of bird flapping flight
  • 12:30 - lunch
  • 13:30 - invited talk: Prof. Stefano Stramigioli and team, University of Twente - The PortWings Project: Understanding the secrets of flapping flight
  • 14:30 - contributed talks by researchers from UCLouvain working in the project:
    • Dr. Gennaro Vitucci - Flock geometry: energy harvesting vs. drifting forces
    • Farhad Mehdifar - Towards energy optimal formations of bird flocks using gradient-based coordinations
    • Dr. James Riehl - String stability in flying formations
    • Charles Monnoyer - Flocking in Open Systems: Bounds on the Performance of Average Consensus
  • 16:00: coffee break
  • 16:30 - invited talk: Prof. Ming Cao, University of Groningen - Sensing that enables multi-robot teams to move in formations
  • 17:30 - end of the workshop

Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory via this registration form.