: In the present work a dynamic simulation model for a quadcopter drone is developed and validated through experimental flight data. The aerodynamics of the rotors is modeled with the blade element theory combined with the Peters and He dynamic wake model, using an appropriate number of states. The aerodynamic forces and moments thus calculated feed the dynamic equations of a drone and an aeroacoustics model, to obtain an estimate of the noise generated during the flight. Loading and thickness noise are calculated as a time domain solution of the wave equation (Farassat 1A formulation), with mobile sources in stagnant flow. The results of numerical simulations are compared with experimental data recorded during flights performed at the Aerospace Italian Research Center (CIRA), both for the flight dynamics and the aeroacoustics models. To customize the model to the drone used, a laser scanner is used to obtain the geometric characteristics of the blades and the XFOIL program is used to calculate the blade profile aerodynamic coefficients.

Development and Validation of an Aeropropulsive and Aeroacoustic Simulation Model of a Quadcopter Drone

Federico, Luigi;Citarella, Roberto
2022

Abstract

: In the present work a dynamic simulation model for a quadcopter drone is developed and validated through experimental flight data. The aerodynamics of the rotors is modeled with the blade element theory combined with the Peters and He dynamic wake model, using an appropriate number of states. The aerodynamic forces and moments thus calculated feed the dynamic equations of a drone and an aeroacoustics model, to obtain an estimate of the noise generated during the flight. Loading and thickness noise are calculated as a time domain solution of the wave equation (Farassat 1A formulation), with mobile sources in stagnant flow. The results of numerical simulations are compared with experimental data recorded during flights performed at the Aerospace Italian Research Center (CIRA), both for the flight dynamics and the aeroacoustics models. To customize the model to the drone used, a laser scanner is used to obtain the geometric characteristics of the blades and the XFOIL program is used to calculate the blade profile aerodynamic coefficients.
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