Aerodynamic Modeling of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Using a Computational Fluid Dynamics Prediction Code
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.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:brumby computational fluid dynamics datcom missile aerodynamic coefficients aircraft model six degree of freedom
Date of Publication:04/27/2009