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Advanced UAV Aerodynamics, Flight Stability and Control: Novel Concepts, Theory and Applications

Advanced UAV Aerodynamics, Flight Stability and Control: Novel Concepts, Theory and Applications

Pascual Marqués (Editor), Andrea Da Ronch (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-92868-4

Jul 2017

776 pages

In Stock

$145.00

Description

Comprehensively covers emerging aerospace technologies 

Advanced UAV aerodynamics, flight stability and control: Novel concepts, theory and applications presents emerging aerospace technologies in the rapidly growing field of unmanned aircraft engineering. Leading scientists, researchers and inventors describe the findings and innovations accomplished in current research programs and industry applications throughout the world. Topics included cover a wide range of new aerodynamics concepts and their applications for real world fixed-wing (airplanes), rotary wing (helicopter) and quad-rotor aircraft.

The book begins with two introductory chapters that address fundamental principles of aerodynamics and flight stability and form a knowledge base for the student of Aerospace Engineering. The book then covers aerodynamics of fixed wing, rotary wing and hybrid unmanned aircraft, before introducing aspects of aircraft flight stability and control.

Key features:

  • Sound technical level and inclusion of high-quality experimental and numerical data.
  • Direct application of the aerodynamic technologies and flight stability and control principles described in the book in the development of real-world novel unmanned aircraft concepts.
  • Written by world-class academics, engineers, researchers and inventors from prestigious institutions and industry.

The book provides up-to-date information in the field of Aerospace Engineering for university students and lecturers, aerodynamics researchers, aerospace engineers, aircraft designers and manufacturers.

List of Contributors xi

Series Preface xiii

Preface xv

Companion Website xvii

1 Advanced UAV Aerodynamics, Flight Stability and Control: An Introduction 1
Pascual Marqués

2 Aerodynamics of UAV Configurations 31
Pascual Marqués

Part I Novel Concepts in Unmanned Aircraft Aerodynamics 47

1.1 Fixed-wing (airplanes) 47

3 Aerodynamic Performance Analysis of Three Different Unmanned Re]entry Vehicles 49
Giuseppe Pezzella and Antonio Viviani

4 Nonlinear Reduced]order Aeroservoelastic Analysis of Very Flexible Aircraft 143
Nikolaos D. Tantaroudas and Andrea Da Ronch

5 Unmanned Aircraft Wind Tunnel Testing 181
R. Bardera Mora

6 Chord]dominated Ground]effect Aerodynamics of Fixed]wing UAVs 201
Qiulin Qu and Ramesh K. Agarwal

1.2 Rotary]wing (helicopter) 255

7 Dynamics Modelling and System Identification of Small Unmanned Helicopters 257
Cunjia Liu and Wen]Hua Chen

8 Aerodynamic Derivative Calculation Using Radial Basis Function Neural Networks 283
Ranjan Ganguli

9 Helicopter BERP Tip: Literature Review of Helicopter Blade Shape Optimisation Methods 309
Catherine S. Johnson, Mark Woodgate and George N. Barakos

10 Framework for the Optimisation of a Helicopter Rotor Blade with an Approximate BERP Tip: Numerical Methods and Application 345
Catherine S. Johnson, Mark Woodgate and George N. Barakos

11 Active Blade Twist in Rotary UAVs using Smart Actuation 399
Pascual Marqués

1.3 Hybrid Aircraft 421

12 Hybrid Aircraft Aerodynamics and Aerodynamic Design Considerations of Hover]to]Dash Convertible UAVs 423
Ron Barrett

Part II Novel Concepts in Unmanned Aircraft Flight Stability and Control 447

2.1 Fixed-wing (airplanes) 447

13 Closed]loop Active Flow Control for UAVs 449
Oksana Stalnov

14 Autonomous Gust Alleviation in UAVs 465
Ya Wang and Daniel J. Inman

15 Virtual Flight Simulation using Computational Fluid Dynamics 495
Ubaidullah Akram, Marco Cristofaro and Andrea Da Ronch

16 Flow Structure Modification Using Plasma Actuation for Enhanced UAV Flight Control 547
Antonio J. Conesa Torres

17 Constrained Motion Planning and Trajectory Optimization for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 577
Seid H. Pourtakdoust and Jalal Karimi

18 Autonomous Space Navigation Using Nonlinear Filters with MEMS Technology 613
Seid H. Pourtakdoust and Maryam Kiani

19 Adaptive Fault]tolerant Attitude Control for Spacecraft Under Loss of Actuator Effectiveness 645
Qinglei Hu, Bing Xiao, Bo Li and Youmin Zhang

2.2 Quad]rotor Aircraft 667

20 Novel Concepts in Multi]rotor VTOL UAV Dynamics and Stability 669
Emaid A. Abdul Retha

21 System Identification and Flight Control of an Unmanned Quadrotor 695
Wei Wei, Mark B. Tischler, Nicholas Schwartz and Kelly Cohen

Index 729