Investigations of Lift and Drag Performances on Neo-Ptero Micro UAV Models

Authors

  • Noor Iswadi Ismail Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Permatang Pauh, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2342-3930
  • Mahamad Hisyam Mahamad Basri Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Permatang Pauh, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Hazim Sharudin Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Masai, Johor, Malaysia
  • Zurriati Mohd Ali Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Masai, Johor, Malaysia
  • Ahmad Aliff Ahmad Shariffuddin IFCON Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd, Taman Industri Meranti Jaya, Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Nik Izwan Kamel IFCON Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd, Taman Industri Meranti Jaya, Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.84.2.5062

Keywords:

Aerodynamics, Micro-UAV, Lift coefficients, Drag coefficients, Vortex

Abstract

This paper presents the investigation and improvement of lift and drag characteristics of Neo-Ptero micro-UAV models based on the virtual wind tunnel method. Despite its successful development and flight stability, the lift and drag coefficients characteristics of the current Mark 1 Neo-Ptero remain unknown. To improve the Mark 1 Neo-Ptero performances, Mark 2 Neo-Ptero model has given a new unsymmetrical airfoil wing configuration. The computational aerodynamic analysis was executed and focused on certain lift and drag coefficient characteristics. Lift coefficient results showed that Mark 2 improved in overall lift characteristics such as zero-lift angle, maximum lift magnitude and stall angle magnitude. Conversely, Mark 2 model suffered a slightly higher drag coefficient magnitude and more significant drag increment percentage than Mark 1. However, the trade-off between superior lift magnitude and minor drag generation induced by Mark 2 boosts the model’s aerodynamic efficiency performances but is only limited at early angle stages.

Author Biographies

Noor Iswadi Ismail, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Permatang Pauh, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

iswadi558@uitm.edu.my

Mahamad Hisyam Mahamad Basri, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Permatang Pauh, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

mhisyam.mbasri@uitm.edu.my

Hazim Sharudin, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Masai, Johor, Malaysia

hazim@uitm.edu.my

Zurriati Mohd Ali, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Masai, Johor, Malaysia

zurriatimohdali@uitm.edu.my

Ahmad Aliff Ahmad Shariffuddin, IFCON Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd, Taman Industri Meranti Jaya, Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia

aliph@ifcontech.com

Nik Izwan Kamel, IFCON Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd, Taman Industri Meranti Jaya, Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia

nikizwan@ifcontech.com

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2021-07-12

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Ismail, N. I., Mahamad Basri, M. H. ., Sharudin, H. ., Mohd Ali, Z. ., Ahmad Shariffuddin, A. A., & Nik Mohd Kamel, N. M. I. (2021). Investigations of Lift and Drag Performances on Neo-Ptero Micro UAV Models . Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 84(2), 50–62. https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.84.2.5062

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