Year 2019, Volume 23 , Issue 1, Pages 51 - 65 2019-02-01

Autonomous flight performance improvement of the morphing aerial robot by aerodynamic shape redesign

Harun Çelik [1] , Tuğrul Oktay [2] , Metin Uzun [3]


In this article, autonomous flight performance of an unmanned aerial robot is advanced by benefiting aerodynamic nose and tail cone shapes redesign both experimentally and computationally. For this intention, aerodynamic performance criteria (i.e. maximum fineness) of a scaled model of our autonomous aerial robot called as Zanka-II produced in Erciyes University Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics Model Aircraft Laboratory is first observed in sub-sonic Wind Tunnel. Results obtained in this wind tunnel are validated using a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software (i.e. Ansys). Therefore, nose and tail cone of fuselage are improved in order to maximize maximum fineness of the autonomous aerial robot. A novel scaled model using optimum data is then produced and placed in Wind Tunnel in order to validate Ansys results with experimental results. By using geometrical data of ultimate aerodynamically optimized aerial robot, better autonomous flight performance is achieved in both simulation environment (i.e. Matlab and Simulink) and real time flights.
Aerodynamic shape, Aerial robots, Autonomous performance, Nose cone, Tail cone
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Primary Language en
Subjects Engineering, Mechanical, Physics, Applied, Engineering, Multidisciplinary
Published Date February 2019
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-5352-3428
Author: Harun Çelik (Primary Author)
Institution: ERCİYES ÜNİVERSİTESİ, HAVACILIK VE UZAY BİLİMLERİ FAKÜLTESİ, UÇAK ELEKTRİK-ELEKTRONİK BÖLÜMÜ
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-4860-2230
Author: Tuğrul Oktay
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-2911-4031
Author: Metin Uzun
Institution: ERCİYES ÜNİVERSİTESİ, HAVACILIK VE UZAY BİLİMLERİ FAKÜLTESİ, UÇAK GÖVDE-MOTOR BÖLÜMÜ
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : December 5, 2017
Acceptance Date : October 6, 2018
Publication Date : February 1, 2019

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APA Çelik, H , Oktay, T , Uzun, M . (2019). Autonomous flight performance improvement of the morphing aerial robot by aerodynamic shape redesign. Sakarya University Journal of Science , 23 (1) , 51-65 . DOI: 10.16984/saufenbilder.362588
MLA Çelik, H , Oktay, T , Uzun, M . "Autonomous flight performance improvement of the morphing aerial robot by aerodynamic shape redesign". Sakarya University Journal of Science 23 (2019 ): 51-65 <http://www.saujs.sakarya.edu.tr/en/issue/38708/362588>
Chicago Çelik, H , Oktay, T , Uzun, M . "Autonomous flight performance improvement of the morphing aerial robot by aerodynamic shape redesign". Sakarya University Journal of Science 23 (2019 ): 51-65
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ISNAD Çelik, Harun , Oktay, Tuğrul , Uzun, Metin . "Autonomous flight performance improvement of the morphing aerial robot by aerodynamic shape redesign". Sakarya University Journal of Science 23 / 1 (February 2019): 51-65 . https://doi.org/10.16984/saufenbilder.362588
AMA Çelik H , Oktay T , Uzun M . Autonomous flight performance improvement of the morphing aerial robot by aerodynamic shape redesign. SAUJS. 2019; 23(1): 51-65.
Vancouver Çelik H , Oktay T , Uzun M . Autonomous flight performance improvement of the morphing aerial robot by aerodynamic shape redesign. Sakarya University Journal of Science. 2019; 23(1): 65-51.