Department: Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Centres: Structure & Motion Laboratory

Toshi was a member of Richard Bomphrey's team at the Oxford Flight Group, part of the Zoology Department at Oxford University and, together with his colleague, Nathan Phillips, has accompanied Richard to a new role at The RVC.

  • Noda, R., Nakata, T. & Liu, H. (2014) Body flexion effect on the flight dynamics of a hovering hawkmoth. Journal of Biomechanical Science and Engineering, 9(3), 14-00409. doi: 10.1299/jbse.14-00409
  • Noda, R., Nakata, T. & Liu, H., (2014) Effects of wing deformation on aerodynamic performance of a revolving insect wing. Acta Mechanica Sinica, 30(6), 819-827. doi: 10.1007/s10409-014-0095-9
  • Nakata, T. & Liu, H. (2012) A fluid-structure interaction model of insect flight with flexible wings. Journal of Computational Physics, 231(4), 1822-1847. doi: 10.1016/
  • Nakata, T., Liu, H., Tanaka, Y., Nishihashi, N., Wang, X. & Sato, A. (2011) Aerodynamics of a bio-inspired flexible flapping wing micro air vehicle. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 6(4), 045002. doi: 10.1088/1748-3182/6/4/045002 (Cover image)
  • Nakata, T. & Liu, H. (2011) Aerodynamic performance of a hovering hawkmoth with flexible wings: a computational approach. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 279(1729), 722-731. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1023
  • Liu, H., Nakata, T., Gao, N., Maeda, M., Aono, H. & Shyy, W. (2010) Micro air vehicle-motivated computational biomechanics in bio-flights: aerodynamics, flight dynamics and maneuvering. Acta Mechanica Sinica, 26(6), 863-879. doi: 10.1007/s10409-010-0389-5
  • Nakata, T., Asanuma, H., Tanaka, T., Komori, M. & Haga, O. (2006) Development of active CFRP/aluminum laminates and their demonstrations. Journal of Advanced Science, 18(1&2), 6-9. doi: 10.2978/jsas.18.6

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