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dc.contributor.author Kiran Parikh, Kartik en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-16T18:19:43Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-16T18:19:43Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-16T18:19:43Z
dc.date.submitted January 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-10366 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/1775
dc.description.abstract Recently there has been significant research in the field of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). For efficient deployment and operation of these vehicles, it is imperative that one understands the physical system. This in turn involves one to design efficient control algorithms for implementation in these platforms. Thus we need algorithms and methods that identify the physical system parameters, that in turn can be used to design robust model based control systems. This thesis employs CAE software such as SolidWorks, GAMBIT and FLUENT to calculate the aerodynamic coefficients and moment of inertia. The aerodynamic coefficients are analyzed to understand the sensitivity of the aerodynamic forces and moments due to change in angle of attack, side slip angle and control surface deflection. A detailed procedure on how to configure the various parameters required for solving the fluid flow around an R/C airplane is demonstrated. Moment of inertia and center of mass are calculated using SolidWorks for empty and full fuel tank of the airplane model and compared against experimental results based on the pendulum method. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Dogan, Atilla en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.title Cae Tools For Modeling Inertia And Aerodynamic Properties Of An R/c Airplane en_US
dc.type M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Dogan, Atilla en_US
dc.degree.department Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.degree.discipline Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=266
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