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Simulation Research of the Unfolding Process for UAV Folding Wings Based on CATIA and ADAMS

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The effects of driving force and aerodynamic load on the wings’ unfolding time were discussed. Impact overload of UAV at different launched angles was also studied in this paper. Three-dimensional models of folding wings and folding mechanisms were built with CATIA 3D modeling software. Through the seamless interface program SimDesigner between CATIA and ADAMS, virtual prototyping model was set up. The dynamic characteristics of the folding wings were fully analyzed. The dynamic response trend of the deployable mechanism was forecasted accurately, which laid a foundation for the physical prototype manufacturing. The results have important guiding significance for the mechanism design; meanwhile provide a convenient and quick method to study the same kind of mechanism design.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: July 1, 2012

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  • ADVANCED SCIENCE LETTERS is an international peer-reviewed journal with a very wide-ranging coverage, consolidates research activities in all areas of (1) Physical Sciences, (2) Biological Sciences, (3) Mathematical Sciences, (4) Engineering, (5) Computer and Information Sciences, and (6) Geosciences to publish original short communications, full research papers and timely brief (mini) reviews with authors photo and biography encompassing the basic and applied research and current developments in educational aspects of these scientific areas.
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