Design and Structural Analysis of A Quadrotor
Keywords:Design, helicopter, quadrotor, structural analysis
AbstractThis paper summarizes the design works and structural analysis that have been carried out on a single-seat electrical powered quadrotor or quadcopter as it is sometimes known. Using SolidWorks software, a number of designs were successfully developed by reverse engineering technique of the FURIA helicopterâ€™s design. The critical components of the selected design were analyzed using ABAQUS software for the static and dynamic loadings. Subsequently, the analyses provide a means of proposing a lightweight design efficaciously but yet strong enough to sustain the applied loads. As for the suspension system, the analysis was done through MATLAB and the best values for the spring constant, k and the damping coefficient, c to be used in this quadrotor system have been successfully quantified
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