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Applied Composite Materials

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 221–236 | Cite as

Applied Integrated Design in Composite UAV Development

  • Zoran Vasić
  • Stevan Maksimović
  • Dragutin Georgijević
Article

Abstract

This paper presents a modern approach to integrated development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle made of laminated composite materials from conceptual design, through detail design, strength and stiffness analyses, definition and management of design and production data, detailed tests results and other activities related to development of laminated composite structures with main of its particularities in comparison to metal structures. Special attention in this work is focused to management processes of product data during life cycle of an UAV and experimental tests of its composite wing. Experience shows that the automation management processes of product data during life cycle, as well as processes of manufacturing, are inevitable if a company wants to get cheaper and quality composite aircraft structures. One of the most effective ways of successful management of product data today is Product Life cycle Management (PLM). In terms of the PLM, a spectrum of special measures and provisions has to be implemented when defining fiber-reinforced composite material structures in comparison to designing with metals which is elaborated in the paper.

Keywords

Laminated composite structures Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Design and development Product lifecycle management (PLM) Computer aided design (CAD) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zoran Vasić
    • 1
  • Stevan Maksimović
    • 1
  • Dragutin Georgijević
    • 1
  1. 1.Military Technical InstituteBelgradeSerbia

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