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Z. Jane Wang

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  • Z. Jane Wang
  • Dept: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Title: Professor
  • Address: 323 Thurston Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-5354
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Selected Publications

  • Z. Jane Wang. 2016. "Insect Flight: From Newton's Law to Neurons." Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics 7 (1): 281-300.
  • Noest, R., Z. Jane Wang. 2016. "Tiger Beetle's Pursuit of Prey Depends on Distance." Physical biology.
  • El Yacoubi, A., S. Xu, Z. Jane Wang. 2016. "The effect of gravity and dimensionality on the impact of cylinders and spheres onto a wall in a viscous fluid." Physics of Fluids 29 (2): 020717-020717.
  • Z. Jane Wang. 2015. Insect Flight. Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics.
  • Z. Jane Wang, Melfi Jr James. 2015. "Initial Observation of Flight Dynamics of Drosophila with their MNb1 Motor Neuron Silenced (Manuscript in Preparation)." Paper presented at APS/DFD 2015
  • James , Melfi, Leonardo Anthony, Z. Jane Wang. 2015. "Passively Stable Dragonfly Flight."
  • Z. Jane Wang, Noest Robert. 2015. "The effect of wing hinge on fruitflies' stability." Paper presented at American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting
  • Z. Jane Wang. 2014. "For stable flight, fruit flies sense every wing beat". Cornell Chronicle.
  • Z. Jane Wang. 2014. "On the Instability and Critical Damping Conditions, k = 1=e and k = =2." arXIV.
  • Z. Jane Wang. 2014. "Tiger Beetles Chase Highlights Mechanical Law". Cornell Chronicle.
  • Z. Jane Wang. 2014. "Flies that do their calculus with their wings". New York Times.
  • Chang, Song, Z. Jane Wang. 2014. "Predicting fruit fly's sensing rate with insect flight simulations." Paper presented at 11246-11251
  • Melfi Jr, James, Anthony Leonardo, Z. Jane Wang. 2014. "Dragonflies Roll to Recover from Falling Upside Down."
  • Z. Jane Wang. 2014. "Music of Falling Paper."
  • Z. Jane Wang. 2014. "On the Instability and Critical Damping Conditions, k = 1=e and k = =2." arXIV.
  • Chang, S., Z. Jane Wang. 2014. "Predicting fruit fly's sensing rate with insect flight simulations." PNAS 111 (31): 11246-11251.
  • Haselsteiner, Andreas, Cole Gilbert, Z. Jane Wang. 2014. "Tiger Beetles Pursue Prey Using a Proportional Control Law with a Delay of One Half Stride." Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11.
  • Ristroph, L., G. Ristroph, S. Morozova, A. Bergou, S. Chang, J. Guckenheimer, Z. Jane Wang, I. Cohen. 2013. "Active and Passive Stabilization of Body Pitch in Insect Flight." Journal of Royal Society Interface 10: 20130237.
  • Chang, Song, Z. Jane Wang. 2013. "Insects in Free Flight: Simulation, Dynamic Instability, and a Prediction for the Critical Sensing Rate for Flight Stabilization." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Haselsteiner, Andreas, Cole Gilbert, Z. Jane Wang. 2013. "Tiger Beetles Pursue Prey Using a Proportional Control Law with a Delay of One Half Stride." Journal of Royal Society Interface to appear.
  • Varshney, Kapil, Song Chang, Z. Jane Wang. 2013. "Unsteady aerodynamic forces and torques on falling parallelograms in coupled tumbling-helical motions." Physical Review E 87: 053021.
  • El Yacoubi, Acmae, Sheng Xu, Z. Jane Wang. 2012. "Computational Study of the Interaction of Freely Moving Particles at Intermediate Reynolds Numbers." Journal of Fluid Mechanics 705: 134-148.
  • Ristroph, Leif, Attila Bergou, Grunar Ristroph, Gordon Berman, John Guckenheimer, Z. Jane Wang, Itai Cohen. 2012. "Dynamics, Control, and Stabilization of Turning Flight in Fruit Flies." the IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications 83-99.
  • Z. Jane Wang. 2012. "Insect Flight." Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics.
  • Varshney, Kapil, Song Chang, Z. Jane Wang. 2012. "The kinematics of falling maple seeds and the initial transition to a helical motion." Nonlinearity 25: C1-C8.
  • Miller, L., D. Goldman, T. Hedrick, E. Tytel, Z. Jane Wang, J. Yen, S Alben. 2012. "Using Computational and Mechanical Models to Study Animal Lo- comotion." Integrative and Comparative Biology 52 (5): 553-575.
  • Ristroph, L., A. Bergou, J. Guckenheimer, Z. Jane Wang, I Cohen. 2011. "A Paddling Mode of Forward Flight in Insects." Physical review letters 106: 178103.
  • Ristroph, L., A. Bergou, G. Ristroph, K. Coumes, G. Berman, J. Guckenheimer, Z. Jane Wang, I Cohen. 2010. "Discovering the Flight Autostabilizer of Fruitflies by Inducing Aerial Stumbles." PNAS 10: 1073.
  • Bergou, A J., L. Ristroph, J. Guckenheimer, I. Cohen, Z. Jane Wang. 2010. "Fruit Flies Modulate Passive Wing Pitching to Generate In-Flight Turns." Physical review letters 104: 148101.
  • Pesavento, U., Z. Jane Wang. 2009. "Flapping wing flight can save aerodynamic power compared to steady flight." Physical review letters 103 (11): 118102.
  • Ristroph, L., G. J. Berman, A. J. Bergou, Z. Jane Wang, I. Cohen. 2009. "Automated hull reconstruction motion tracking (HRMT) applied to sideways maneuvers of free-flying insects." Journal of Experimental Biology 212 (9): 1324-1335.
  • Bergou, A. J., L. G. Ristroph, I. Cohen, Z. Jane Wang. 2009. "Pitching, Deformation and Control in Insect Flight." Integrative and Comparative Biology 49: E13-E13.
  • Cohen, I., L. G. Ristroph, G. J. Berman, A. J. Bergou, Z. Jane Wang. 2009. "Probing insect flight stability and control by inducing aerial stumbles." Integrative and Comparative Biology 49: E34-E34.
  • Ristroph, L. G., G. J. Berman, A. J. Bergou, Z. Jane Wang, I. Cohen. 2009. "Sideways flying by phased wing flipping." Integrative and Comparative Biology 49: E145-E145.
  • Berman, G., L. Ristroph, B. Lyon, A. Bergou, I. Cohen, Z. Jane Wang. 2009. "The ascent of freely-flying fruit flies." Integrative and Comparative Biology 49: E14-E14.
  • Z. Jane Wang. 2008. "Dragonfly flight." Physics today 61 (10): 74-75.
  • Xu, S., Z. Jane Wang. 2008. "A 3D immersed interface method for fluid-solid interaction." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 197 (25-28): 2068-2086.
  • Z. Jane Wang. 2008. "Aerodynamic efficiency of flapping flight: analysis of a two-stroke model." Journal of Experimental Biology 211 (Pt 2): 234-8.
  • Bergou, A. J., S. Xu, Z. Jane Wang. 2007. "Passive wing pitch reversal in insect flight." Journal of Fluid Mechanics 591: 321-337.
  • Z. Jane Wang, D. Russell. 2007. "Effect of forewing and hindwing interactions on aerodynamic forces and power in hovering dragonfly flight." Physical review letters 99 (14).
  • Berman, G. J., Z. Jane Wang. 2007. "Energy-minimizing kinematics in hovering insect flight." Journal of Fluid Mechanics 582: 153-168.
  • Xu, S., Z. Jane Wang. 2006. "An immersed interface method for simulating the interaction of a fluid with moving boundaries." Journal of Computational Physics 216 (2): 454-493.
  • Sheng, X., Z. Jane Wang. 2006. "An Immersed Interface Method for Simulating the Interaction of Fluids with Moving Boundaries." Journal of Computational Physics 201: 454-493.
  • Xu, S., Z. Jane Wang. 2006. "Systematic derivation of jump conditions for the immersed interface method in three-dimensional flow simulation." Siam Journal on Scientific Computing 27 (6): 1948-1980.
  • Andersen, A., U. Pesavento, Z. Jane Wang. 2005. "Analysis of transitions between fluttering, tumbling and steady descent of falling cards." Journal of Fluid Mechanics 541: 91-104.
  • Andersen, A., U. Pesavento, Z. Jane Wang. 2005. "Unsteady aerodynamics of fluttering and tumbling plates." Journal of Fluid Mechanics 541: 65-90.
  • Z. Jane Wang. 2005. "Dissecting insect flight." Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics 37: 183-210.
  • Z. Jane Wang. 2004. "The role of drag in insect hovering." Journal of Experimental Biology 207 (23): 4147-4155.
  • Pesavento, U., Z. Jane Wang. 2004. "Falling paper: Navier-stokes solutions, model of fluid forces, and center of mass elevation." Physical review letters 93 (14).
  • Pullin, D. I., Z. Jane Wang. 2004. "Unsteady forces on an accelerating plate and application to hovering insect flight." Journal of Fluid Mechanics 509: 1-21.
  • Bhiladvala, R. B., Z. Jane Wang. 2004. "Effect of fluids on the Q factor and resonance frequency of oscillating micrometer and nanometer scale beams." Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 69 (3 Pt 2): 036307.
  • Z. Jane Wang, J. M. Birch, M. H. Dickinson. 2004. "Unsteady forces and flows in low Reynolds number hovering flight: two-dimensional computations vs robotic wing experiments." Journal of Experimental Biology 207 (3): 449-460.
  • Russell, D., Z. Jane Wang. 2003. "A cartesian grid method for modeling multiple moving objects in 2D incompressible viscous flow." Journal of Computational Physics 191 (1): 177-205.
  • Z. Jane Wang. 2001. "Computation of insect hovering." Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences 24 (17-18): 1515-1521.
  • Z. Jane Wang. 2000. "Two dimensional mechanism for insect hovering." Physical review letters 85 (10): 2216-2219.
  • Z. Jane Wang. 2000. "Vortex shedding and frequency selection in flapping flight." Journal of Fluid Mechanics 410: 323-341.
  • Chalker, J. T., Z. Jane Wang. 2000. "Spectrum of the Fokker-PLanck operator representing diffusion in a random velocity field." Physical Review E 61 (1): 196-203.
  • Z. Jane Wang. 1999. "Efficient implementation of the exact numerical far field boundary condition for Poisson equation on an infinite domain." Journal of Computational Physics 153 (2): 666-670.