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Response analysis of UTHM’s airship

Hariri, Azian and Sebayang, Darwin and Wibowo, Ignatius Agung (2008) Response analysis of UTHM’s airship. In: International Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 2008 (ICME 2008), 21-23 May 2008, Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.


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Response of airship owing to deflection angle of elevator, rudder and vectored thrust during trimmed equilibrium flight can be computed by solving the airship equations of motion. In this study, the linearised decoupled airship equations of motion were used and the solution was computed with the aid of Matlab software. This paper shows a case study done by applying the physical data of a designed airship called ‘UTHM’s Airship’ in the equations of motion and solved it in order to understand and analyze the response of the designed airship. For ‘UTHM’s Airship’, the longitudinal response of elevator and thrust vectorization has relatively low longitudinal control power and a rather sluggish response characteristic. Meanwhile the lateral response of rudder demonstrates a relatively high rudder control power and quicker lateral response compared to longitudinal response. The results had successfully given an initial insight of the ‘UTHM’s Airship’ response and dynamic stability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL500-778 Aeronautics. Aeronautical engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Aeronautical Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 01:28
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2012 01:28
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2244
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