Structural Design and Testing of Small Ultralight Solar-Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Lightweight design was carried out in order to meeting the requirement of long endurance. Structure form was designed based on loading characteristics. Rationality of structure form was verified by finite element method and static tests, which proved deformation of wing measuring up mechanical properties of cell panel. Finite element modal analysis was performed. Then mode test was carried to correcting analysis results. Low order modes by testing are coincided with that computed in finite element method (FEM).
W. Zhang et al., "Structural Design and Testing of Small Ultralight Solar-Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 317-319, pp. 227-230, 2011