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Aerodynamic Modeling of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Using a Computational Fluid Dynamics Prediction Code

by Rose, Isaac D.

Abstract (Summary)
The process of creating a six degree-of-freedom model for an aerospace vehicle requires detailed knowledge of the aerodynamic characteristics. This thesis presents an implementation of a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) prediction computer code to generate aerodynamic coefficients for the Brumby Mk. I Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The aerodynamic coefficients include both the force and moment coefficients. These values are verified by creating a Matlab/Simulink six degree-of-freedom model.
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School:Ohio University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:brumby computational fluid dynamics datcom missile aerodynamic coefficients aircraft model six degree of freedom

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Date of Publication:04/27/2009

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