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The department focused on solving aerodynamics and control issues, by using numerical models and empirical tests.
Our work is focused on numerical simulation development, in order to predict every flight condition, such as launchs or aerobatic maneuvers; moreover the team is also working on th fluid dynamics of the UAV, rocket, parachute and fluids behaviour inside a combustion chamber.
Follows a short description of our main activities :
|Area di interesse dipartimentale||Activities
||Software development (in enviroments such as MATLAB, Python, Fortran, Digital Dtcom) for flight simulations and aerodynamic derivatives extimations|
|Computational Fluid Dynmics
||numerical analysis of fluid dynamics by using softwares such as OpenFoam, Missile DATCOM, stability derivatives computation and optimization|
|Control||software/hardware development (with Arduino, MATLAB) and numerical models to achieve active control on some degrees of freedom|
Working on the Rocket
The Rocket stability is a critical problem, for this reason we developed an algorithm based on solid surface-air interaction, in order to predict the generated forces.
The control forces needed wil be obtained thanks to servo-controlled moving surfaces, activated by the control board and the automatic control system.
Working on the UAV
Our work is focused on the aerodynamics surface design , analyzing 2D and 3D geometries