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Tesi etd-02022016-171311


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea magistrale
Author
BERETTA, RICCARDO
URN
etd-02022016-171311
Title
Aerodynamic analisys for an innovative Mini UAV configuration for environmental monitoring
Struttura
INGEGNERIA CIVILE E INDUSTRIALE
Corso di studi
INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE
Supervisors
relatore Prof. Quarta, Alessandro A.
correlatore Dott. Mariotti, Alessandro
correlatore Ing. Del Dotto, Marco
Parole chiave
  • Mini UAV
  • environmental monitoring
  • VTOL
Data inizio appello
23/02/2016;
Consultabilità
Parziale
Data di rilascio
23/02/2019
Riassunto analitico
The aerodynamic analysis of two innovative con gurations for a Mini class UAV is presented in
this thesis. Both con gurations, devised for environmental monitoring and exploration, are able
to operate as classic fixed-wing aircraft, hover mid-air as typical rotorcraft UAV and take-o ff and
land vertically. This allows for long endurance and operative range in comparison of multi-copter
solutions. On the other hand, the aircraft takes-o ff, lands and maneuvers in small, congested
contexts, such as the urban ones, and could oversee static target easily.
The fi nal purpose of the aerodynamic analysis is to evaluate the UAVs performance in some
flight conditions. RANS numerical simulations have been carried out, together with the SST
K-ω turbulence model.
Strengths and weaknesses of the two con gurations, as described in this work, could be seen
as the first step towards the development of an optimization process, taking into account both
aerodynamics and flight mechanics' aspects.
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