MAV structures and smart materials applications

Raja, S and Dwarakanathan, D (2008) MAV structures and smart materials applications. In: Proceedings of the Indo-US Workshop on Micro Air Vehicles, 13-14 Nov 2008, Bangalore, India.

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Micro air vehicles are tiny flying objects, which have potential applications in multiple fields. Though13; Propulsion and Control related issues are the critical areas for MAV, structural configuration poses equally a13; challenging task for the development of strategic MAVx2019;s. As weight becomes stringent design parameter, highly13; flexible but very light weight materials are used in some of the flying MAVx2019;s. However, we have made an13; attempt to use composite materials, along with low density materials like balsa to build NAL-MAV, named13; Black Kite. Even though, stresses, or frequencies coupling with aerodynamics are not being considered13; seriously, aeroelastic stability such as gust needs attention naturally, while attitude of MAV is addressed.13; Therefore, proper structural analysis is essential, in order to optimize the weight by retaining the aerodynamic13; configuration.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Micro air vehicles;Smart materials
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 13 May 2009
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2010 09:36

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