MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 119, 2017The Fifth International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation 2016 (IMETI 2016)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||04 August 2017|
A study on static structural of non-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle
1 Ph.D. Program of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Feng Chia University, Taichung 407, Taiwan, ROC
2 Department of Aerospace and Systems Engineering, Feng Chia University, Taichung 407, Taiwan, ROC
3 Department of Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, Feng Chia University, Taichung 407, Taiwan, ROC
a Corresponding author : firstname.lastname@example.org
Multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have become common in recent years, but non-rotor UAVs are still relatively rare. This study used an aerodynamic model to replace the multi-rotor design concept and examine load bearing capabilities, specifically for delivery of medical goods by non-rotor UAV. We use static structural simulations for static analysis and fatigue analysis to investigate the capabilities of different structural materials. The simulation results combined fatigue strength verifications, structural safety factor calculations, and finite element analyses to calculate parameters like total deformation, stress ratios, and strain magnitudes to analyze structural fatigue life. The analyses indicated that the factors of safety and fatigue lifetimes of two structural materials far exceeded standard values. They can be used to optimize designs that prevent plastic deformation and breakage. Time and money are saved in the research and development process by carrying out these calculations and static analyses of physical properties before prototypes are actually built.
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