Aerodynamic Effects in Multirotors Flying Close to Obstacles: Modelling and Mapping

  • P. J. Sanchez-CuevasEmail author
  • Victor Martín
  • Guillermo Heredia
  • Aníbal Ollero
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1092)


This paper aims to model the aerodynamic effects in the flight of aerial robots close to obstacles in the oil and gas industries. These models are presented in the form of an aerodynamic effects map which represents the changes in the thrust when an aerial vehicle flies very close to different obstacles. Although there are works related to the fly close to different obstacles in the literature, some of the effects needed to develop the aerodynamic map have not been previously studied and tested experimentally in a test stand. The paper also considers the case where the rotor is affected by more than one obstacle.


Aerodynamic effects UAS for inspection 



This work has been supported by the HYFLIERS (H2020-ICT-25-2016-2017) and RESIST (H2020-MG-2017-769066) projects, funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Programme, the ARCTIC (RTI2018-102224-B-I00) project, funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad, the ARM-EXTEND project funded by the Spanish RD plan (DPI2017-89790-R) and the FPU Program, funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. A special thanks to Ricardo Moreno for his support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Sanchez-Cuevas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Victor Martín
    • 1
  • Guillermo Heredia
    • 1
  • Aníbal Ollero
    • 1
  1. 1.GRVC - Robotics Lab SevilleUniversity of SevilleSevilleSpain

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