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Title: Internal air flow analysis of a bladeless micro aerial vehicle hemisphere body using computational fluid dynamic

This paper explain the analysis of internal air flow velocity of a bladeless vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) hemisphere body. In mechanical design, before produce a prototype model, several analyses should be done to ensure the product's effectiveness and efficiency. There are two types of analysis method can be done in mechanical design; mathematical modeling and computational fluid dynamic. In this analysis, I used computational fluid dynamic (CFD) by using SolidWorks Flow Simulation software. The idea came through to overcome the problem of ordinary quadrotor UAV which has larger size due to using four rotors and the propellers are exposed to environment. The bladeless MAV body is designed to protect all electronic parts, which means it can be used in rainy condition. It also has been made to increase the thrust produced by the ducted propeller compare to exposed propeller. From the analysis result, the air flow velocity at the ducted area increased to twice the inlet air. This means that the duct contribute to the increasing of air velocity.
Authors:
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  1. Centre of Excellence for Unmanned Aerial Systems, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, 01000 Kangar, Perlis (Malaysia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22390748
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1635; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICOQSIA 2014: 3. International Conference on Quantitative Sciences and Its Applications, Langkawi, Kedah (Malaysia), 12-14 Aug 2014; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AIR; AIR FLOW; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTER CODES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DESIGN; DUCTS; EFFICIENCY; FLUID MECHANICS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; ROTORS; VEHICLES; VELOCITY