afpt: Tools for Modelling of Animal Flight Performance

Allows estimation and modelling of flight costs in animal (vertebrate) flight, implementing the aerodynamic power model described in Klein Heerenbrink et al. (2015) <doi:10.1098/rspa.2014.0952>. Taking inspiration from the program 'Flight', developed by Colin Pennycuick (Pennycuick (2008) "Modelling the flying bird". Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISBN 0-19-857721-4), flight performance is estimated based on basic morphological measurements such as body mass, wingspan and wing area. 'afpt' can be used to make predictions on how animals should adjust their flight behaviour and wingbeat kinematics to varying flight conditions.

Depends: R (≥ 4.0.0)
Imports: graphics, stats
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, testthat
Published: 2023-11-03
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.afpt
Author: Marco KleinHeerenbrink ORCID iD [aut, cre], Anders Hedenström ORCID iD [fnd]
Maintainer: Marco KleinHeerenbrink <animalflightperformancetools at>
License: GPL (≥ 3)
NeedsCompilation: no
CRAN checks: afpt results


Reference manual: afpt.pdf
Vignettes: Aerodynamic model
Basic Usage
Multiple Birds


Package source: afpt_1.1.0.4.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): afpt_1.1.0.4.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): afpt_1.1.0.4.tgz, r-release (x86_64): afpt_1.1.0.4.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): afpt_1.1.0.4.tgz
Old sources: afpt archive


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