Stress Investigation of Aluminium Alloy and Composite Material for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Application via Simulation Analysis

Authors

  • Shahrul Malek Faizsal Shahrul Hairi Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • Ahmad Hamdan Ariffin Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • Siti Juita Mastura Mohd Saleh Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • Zamri Omar Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Keywords:

Composite material, Glass fibre reinforced plastic, C-Drone, Stress analysis

Abstract

Composite material offers excellent properties such as lightweight, high strength to weight ratios, and excellent corrosion resistance. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia successfully developed a Cargo Drone (C-Drone) using aluminium alloy as its structure. The future enhancement is looking at the potential of composite material for C-Drone application. Therefore, this research aims to study the stress properties of aluminium alloy and glass fibre composite for C-Drone application via simulation analysis. The scope of this study focuses on the landing gear part of the C-Drone. The drawing of C-Drone was analysed through SolidWorks software to obtain the result of the material reacting to stress, strain, and displacement. The result shows that glass fibre with brittle properties can withstand a high amount of stress, acceptable strain rate, acceptable deformation and reduced weight up to 10% compared to aluminium alloy. This research proves that composite material such as glass fibre reinforced plastic can become an alternative to the current aluminium alloy 6061-T6.

Author Biographies

Ahmad Hamdan Ariffin, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

  • Senior Lecturer at Department of Aeronautical Engineering, FKMP
  • Head of Research Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV)

Siti Juita Mastura Mohd Saleh, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

  • Senior Lecturer at Department of Aeronautical Engineering, FKMP
  • Main researcher at Research Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV)

Zamri Omar, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

  • Senior Lecturer at Department of Aeronautical Engineering, FKMP
  • Associate researcher at Research Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV)

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Published

28-08-2022

How to Cite

Shahrul Hairi, S. M. F., Ariffin, A. H., Mohd Saleh, S. J. M., & Omar, Z. . (2022). Stress Investigation of Aluminium Alloy and Composite Material for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Application via Simulation Analysis. Progress in Aerospace and Aviation Technology, 2(1), 33–40. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/paat/article/view/10916

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