Publications

  1. Ravi, S., & Zhang, F. (2022, May). Obstacle avoidance and navigation in honeybees. In Unmanned Systems Technology XXIV (p. PC1212408). SPIE.

  2. Ravi, S., Siesenop, T., Bertrand, O. J., Li, L., Doussot, C., Fisher, A., ... & Egelhaaf, M. (2022). Bumblebees display characteristics of active vision during robust obstacle avoidance flight. Journal of Experimental Biology, 225(4), jeb243021.

  3. Ji, X., Wang, L., Ravi, S., Tian, F. B., Young, J., & Lai, J. C. (2022). Influences of serrated trailing edge on the aerodynamic and aeroacoustic performance of a flapping wing during hovering flight. Physics of Fluids, 34(1), 011902.

  4. Lin, T. X., Rossouw, M., Maxseiner, A. B., Schuler, T., Garratt, M. A., Ravi, S., ... & Sofge, D. A. (2022). Miniature Autonomous Blimps for Indoor Applications. In AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum (p. 1834).

  5. Huang, Q., Wang, L., Ravi, S., Tian, F. B., Young, J., & Lai, J. C. (2021, December). Benchmarking A Coupled Finite Element–Immersed Boundary–Lattice Boltzmann Method Solver for Simulations of Collapsible Tube Flows. In Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics ACCM2021 (Vol. 13, p. 15).

  6. Li, Q., Yuan, J., Shen, H., Deng, J., Jakobi, T. R., Ravi, S., ... & Ji, A. (2021). Aerodynamics of a half-rotating wing in hovering flight: An integrated study. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 235(16), 2407-2425.

  7. Mazharmanesh, S., Stallard, J., Medina, A., Fisher, A., Ando, N., Tian, F. B., ... & Ravi, S. (2021). Performance of passively pitching flapping wings in the presence of vertical inflows. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 16(5), 056003.

  8. Mazharmanesh, S., Stallard, J., Medina, A., Fisher, A., Ando, N., Tian, F. B., ... & Ravi, S. (2021). Effects of uniform vertical inflow perturbations on the performance of flapping wings. Royal Society Open Science, 8(6), 210471.

  9. Bertrand, O. J., Doussot, C., Siesenop, T., Ravi, S., & Egelhaaf, M. (2021). Visual and movement memories steer foraging bumblebees along habitual routes. Journal of Experimental Biology, 224(11), jeb237867.

  10. Li, L., Ravi, S., Xie, G., & Couzin, I. D. (2021). Using a robotic platform to study the influence of relative tailbeat phase on the energetic costs of side-by-side swimming in fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 477(2249), 20200810.

  11. Thoma, A., Moni, A., & Ravi, S. (2021). Significance of parallel computing on the performance of Digital Image Correlation algorithms in MATLAB. Designs, 5(1), 15.

  12. Bertrand, O. J., Doussot, C., Siesenop, T., Ravi, S., & Egelhaaf, M. (2021). Visual and movement memories steer foraging bumblebees along habitual routes. Journal of Experimental Biology, 224(11), jeb237867.

  13. Huang, Q., Mazharmanesh, S., Tian, F. B., Young, J., Lai, J. C. S., & Ravi, S. (2021). CFD solver validations for simulating passively pitching tandem wings in hovering flight.t In The 24th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2021).

  14. Kolomenskiy, D., Ravi, S., Xu, R., Ueyama, K., Jakobi, T., Engels, T., ... & Liu, H. (2021). The Dynamics of Bumblebee Wing Pitching Rotation: Measurement and Modelling. In Advances in Critical Flow Dynamics Involving Moving/Deformable Structures with Design Applications (pp. 125-133). Springer, Cham.

  15. Ravi, S., Siesenop, T., Bertrand, O., Li, L., Doussot, C., Warren, W. H., ... & Egelhaaf, M. (2020). Bumblebees perceive the spatial layout of their environment in relation to their body size and form to minimize inflight collisions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(49), 31494-31499.

  16. Ravi, S., Noda, R., Gagliardi, S., Kolomenskiy, D., Combes, S., Liu, H., ... & Konow, N. (2020). Modulation of flight muscle recruitment and wing rotation enables hummingbirds to mitigate aerial roll perturbations. Current Biology, 30(2), 187-195.

  17. Mountcastle, A. M., Ravi, S., & Combes, S. A. (2015). Nectar vs. pollen loading affects the tradeoff between flight stability and maneuverability in bumblebees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(33), 10527-10532.

  18. Liu, H., Ravi, S., Kolomenskiy, D., & Tanaka, H. (2016). Biomechanics and biomimetics in insect-inspired flight systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371(1704), 20150390.

  19. Tian, R., Li, L., Wang, W., Chang, X. & Ravi, S. et al. 2020, ‘CFD based parameter tuning for motion control of robotic fish’, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 026008, doi:10.1088/1748-3190/ab6b6c

  20. Wang, W., Ji, A., Chen, G., Ravi, S. & Shen, H., et al. 2020, Kinematics of gecko climbing: the lateral undulation pattern, Zoology, vol. 140, pp. 125768, doi:10.1016/j.zool.2020.125768

  21. Thoma, A., Moni, A. & Ravi, S. 2021, ‘Significance of parallel computing on the performance of Digital Image Correlation algorithms in MATLAB’, Designs, Vol. 5(1)

  22. Ravi, S., Bertrand, O., Siesenop, T., Manz, L & Doussot, C. et al. 2019, ‘Gap perception in bumblebees’, The Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 222, no. 2, pp. jeb184135, doi:10.1242/jeb.184135

  23. Li, L., Liu, A., Wang, W., Ravi, S. & Fu, R., et al. 2019, ‘Bottom-level motion control for robotic fish to swim in groups: modeling and experiments’, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 046001, doi:10.1088/1748-3190/ab1052

  24. Kolomenskiy, D., Ravi, S., Xu, R., Ueyama, K. & Jakobi, T. et al. 2019, ‘The dynamics of passive feathering rotation in hovering flight of bumblebees’, Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol. 91

  25. Kolomenskiy, D., Ravi, S., Xu,R., Ueyama, K., & Jakobi T., et al. 2019, ‘Wing Morphology and Inertial Properties of Bumblebees’, Journal of Aero Aqua Bio-mechanisms, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 41–47, doi:10.5226/jabmech.8.41

  26. Jakobi, T., Kolomenskiy, D., Ikeda, T., Watkins, S. & Fisher, A. et al. 2018, Bees with attitude: The effects of directed gusts on flight trajectories’, Biology Open, vol. 7, no. 10

  27. Ravi, S., Garcia, J. E., Wang, C. & Dyer, A. G., 2016, ‘The answer is blowing in the wind: free-flying honey- bees can integrate visual and mechano-sensory inputs for making complex foraging decisions’, The Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 219, no. 21, pp. 3465–3472, doi:10.1242/jeb.142679

  28. Fisher, A., Ravi, S., Watkins, S., Watmuff, J. & Wang, C. et al. 2016, ‘The gust-mitigating potential of flapping wings’, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, vol. 11, no. 4

  29. Ravi, S., Kolomenskiy, D., Engels, T., Schneider, K. & Wang, C. et al. 2016, ‘Bumblebees minimize control challenges by combining active and passive modes in unsteady winds’, Scientific Reports, vol. 6

  30. Switzer, C.M., Hogendoorn, K., Ravi, S. & Combes, S.A. 2016, ‘Shakers and head bangers: differences in sonication behavior between Australian Amegilla murrayensis (blue-banded bees) and North American Bombus impatiens (bumblebees)’, Arthropod-Plant Interactions, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 1-8

  31. Shyy, W., Kang, C.-K., Chirarattananon, P., Ravi, S. & Liu, H. 2016, ‘Erratum: Aerodynamics, sensing and control of insect-scale flapping-wing flight (2016) (DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2015.0712)’, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 472, no. 2187

  32. Crall, J.D., Ravi, S., Mountcastle, A.M. & Combes, S.A. 2015, ‘Bumblebee flight performance in cluttered environments: Effects of obstacle orientation, body size and acceleration’, Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 218, no. 17, pp. 2728-2737

  33. Ravi, S., Crall, J.D., McNeilly, L., Gagliardi, S.F. & Biewener, A.A. et al. 2015, ‘Hummingbird flight stability and control in freestream turbulent winds’, Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 218, no. 9, pp. 1444-1452

  34. Wildmann, N., Ravi, S. & Bange, J. 2014, ‘Towards higher accuracy and better frequency response with standard multi-hole probes in turbulence measurement with remotely piloted aircraft (RPA)’, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 1027-1041

  35. Adrian G. Dyer, Sridhar Ravi & Jair E. Garcia 2014, Flying in Complex Environments: Can Insects Bind Multiple Sensory Perceptions and What Could Be the Lessons for Machine Vision?’, Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, vol. 7, no. 05, pp. 406–412, doi:10.4236/jsea.2014.75037

  36. Ravi, S., Crall, J.D., Fisher, A. & Combes, S.A. 2013, ‘Rolling with the flow: Bumblebees flying in unsteady wakes’, Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 216, no. 22, pp. 4299-4309

  37. Ravi, S., Watkins, S., Watmuff, J. & Fisher, A. 2013, ‘Transient loads occurring over a thin airfoil subjected to large-scale freestream turbulence’, AIAA Journal, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 1473-1485

  38. Ravi, S., Watkins, S., Watmuff, J., Massey, K. & Petersen, P. et al. 2012, ‘The flow over a thin airfoil subjected to elevated levels of freestream turbulence at low Reynolds numbers’, Experiments in Fluids, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 637-653

  39. Ravi, S., Watkins, S., Watmuff, J., Massey, K. & Petersen, P. et al. 2012, ‘Influence of large-scale freestream turbulence on the performance of a thin airfoil’, AIAA Journal, vol. 50, no. 11, pp. 2448-2459

  40. Ravi, S., Petersen, P., Watkins, S., Marino, M. & Watmuff, J. 2011, ‘Aerodynamic performance and flow structure over a thin airfoil under smooth and turbulent conditions at low reynolds numbers’, Journal of Flow Visualization and Image Processing, vol. 18, no.3, pp. 253-274

  41. Watkins, S., Ravi, S. & Loxton, B. 2010, The effect of turbulence on the aerodynamics of low Reynolds number wings’, Engineering Letters, vol. 18, no. 3