FURI | Spring 2023, Needs Review
Parametric Modeling and Sizing of Small Fixed-Wing UAVs
Obtaining quick and accurate structural and mass property estimates in the early stages of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) design is often challenging due to a limited number of tools for projects of this scale. Research was conducted on the feasibility and set-up of parametric models capable of iterating through and analyzing a wide range of geometric configurations. Several essential components including landing gear and wing structure were modeled allowing for the optimization of weight based on expected loads.
Lucas Michael Van Noord
Hometown: Berkeley, California, United States
Graduation date: Spring 2025