Aerodynamic Analysis of V-Shaped Flight Formation of Flapping-Wing Drones: Analytical and Experimental Studies

Joseph Martinez-Ponce, Cameron Urban, Sophie Armanini, Ramesh Agarwal, Mostafa Hassanalian

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Abstract

This paper aims to simulate and design a V-shaped flight formation of flapping wing drones for the purpose of analyzing the induced drag experienced on each drone. Similar experiments have conducted analysis on V-shaped flight formations of drones. However, the distinct difference between this paper and other experiments is that this paper will utilize a flapping wing motion on the drones, while the other experiments utilized fixed-wing drones. The effects of flapping-wing drones may have a better correlation to the effects experienced on migrating birds when they form V-shaped flights, thus bringing further insight into how aerodynamical effects of V-shaped formation flights aid migrating birds. Furthermore, experimenting with flapping-wing drones in V-shaped flights may also bring insight into increasing the power efficiency of drones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA SciTech Forum 2022
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624106316
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
EventAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jan 3 2022Jan 7 2022

Publication series

NameAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022

Conference

ConferenceAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period01/3/2201/7/22

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