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Performance Enhancement of Tilt-Body Micro Air Vehicle by Use of Orthotropic Laminated Proprotors

Mohd Zawawi, Fazila and Lv, Peng and Prothin, Sebastien and Morlier, Joseph and Bénard, Emmanuel and Moschetta, Jean-Marc Performance Enhancement of Tilt-Body Micro Air Vehicle by Use of Orthotropic Laminated Proprotors. (2016) Applied Mechanics and Materials, 819. 585-590. ISSN 1660-9336

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.819.585


A passive twist control is considered as an adaptive way to maximize the overall efficiency of a proprotor developed for convertible Micro Air Vehicles (MAV). In this paper, adaptation of the proprotor geometry in accordance to flight configurations is achieved by induced twist generated by the inherent structural coupling effect in anisotropic composite material and centrifugal force emanating from the tip load. Beam Finite Element Model based on Rotating Timoshenko Theory is used to predict structural loads, while Blade Element Momentum Theory is employed to predict the aerodynamic performance of adaptive proprotor as applied on Micro Air Vehicles (MAV). The iterative process of combination of aerodynamic model and structural model is used to compute the steady-state deformation of the flexible laminated proprotor blade due aerodynamic loads. Finally, the optimal design of lamina blade material is carried out to investigate the potential of flexible blade in the proprotorperformance enhancement.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Trans Tech Publications editor. The definitive version is available at : https://www.scientific.net/AMM.819.585
HAL Id:hal-01661764
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux - IMT Mines Albi (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Universiti Teknologi Malaysia - UTM (MALAYSIA)
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Deposited On:11 Dec 2017 13:16

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