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dc.contributor.authorKota, Kalyan Raj
dc.contributor.authorRicks, Trent
dc.contributor.authorGomez Valbuena, Luis M.
dc.contributor.authorMonteros, Jaime Espinosa De Los
dc.contributor.authorOlivares, Gerardo
dc.contributor.authorLacy, Thomas E.
dc.identifier.citationKalyan Raj Kota, Trent Ricks, Luis Gomez, Jaime Espinosa de los Monteros, Gerardo Olivares & Thomas E. Lacy Jr (2020) Development and validation of finite element impact models of high-density UAS components for use in air-to-air collision simulations, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structuresen_US
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dc.description.abstractUnderstanding the severity of mid-air collisions between lightweight fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems (FW-UASs) and manned aircraft is a critical flight safety issue. Finite element models of high-density FW-UAS components were developed and validated; such components are particularly damaging during air-to-air collisions. FW-UAS motors and batteries were launched into semi-monocoque 2024-T3 targets using a compressed gas gun. Material/geometric nonlinear simulations of each impact were performed and correlated with physical test results. Predicted skin penetrations/perforations, projectile residual velocities, strain-time histories, and target forces matched experimental observations. Validated component models will be integrated into high-fidelity air-to-air collision simulations involving FW-UASs and manned aircraft.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFederal Aviation Administration through the Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aerial Systems - The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) at Mississippi State University (MSU).en_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis Inc.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures;2020
dc.subjectCollision simulationsen_US
dc.subjectFinite element modelingen_US
dc.subjectImpact testsen_US
dc.subjectSeverity evaluationen_US
dc.subjectUnmanned aerial systemsen_US
dc.titleDevelopment and validation of finite element impact models of high-density UAS components for use in air-to-air collision simulationsen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLCen_US

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