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Developing and analysing an electromechanical model of a bio-inspired flapping wing mini UAV

Park, M; Abolfathi, A; Biggs, JD; Ventikos, Y; (2018) Developing and analysing an electromechanical model of a bio-inspired flapping wing mini UAV. In: Proceedings of the 2018 Leuven Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering. KU Leuven - Departement of Mechanical Engineering: Leuven, Belgium. Green open access

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyse an electromechanical model of a mini flapping wing mechanism for the purpose of system optimisation. The system comprises of a small DC motor connected to a voltage source, a gearbox and a slider crank that drives two wings. The DC gearmotor is modelled considering its both mechanical and electrical components. An equivalent viscous damper is considered to model the mechanical losses of the gearmotor. The crank mechanism is assumed massless and the inertia of the wings only considered in the model. The aerodynamic drag and lift are modelled using an equivalent viscous damping model as an energy sink. The parameters of the system are estimated using published experimental data and manufacturer datasheets for the corresponding DC gearmotor. The energy efficiency as the ratio of aerodynamic power to the input electrical power of the system and also the aerodynamic power are used as two measures to evaluate the system performance.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Developing and analysing an electromechanical model of a bio-inspired flapping wing mini UAV
Event: ISMA 2018 International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Dates: 17th-19th September 2018
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://past.isma-isaac.be/isma2018/proceedings/pro...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10056689
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