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dc.contributor.advisorJones, Kevin D.
dc.contributor.advisorDobrokhodov, Vladimir N.
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Alejandro Aguilar
dc.date16-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T19:35:00Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T19:35:00Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/49466
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe research of this thesis develops and implements a computational model of the SBXC Glider utilized in the Tactical Long-Endurance Unmanned Aerial System (TaLEUAS) project in order to simulate the aerodynamic performance of the airframe and compare it with real flight data. The broader goals are first, to provide a methodology for simulating a glider design with the intention to develop an optimization process or to evaluate a new design using computational tools; and second, to allow students to follow an easy process in which to undertake similar aerodynamic analyses. The fluid behavior is studied using computer software such as Ansys CFX, which is based mathematically on finite element methods. To validate and verify the methodology developed, a mathematical comparison was made with the previous research data obtaining a similar region for best flying behavior. Recommendations are given to increase the accuracy of the flying performance for velocities greater than 15 m/s.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleCFD analysis of the SBXC Glider airframeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderKaminer, Isaac
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Aerospaceen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
dc.subject.authorfinite element methoden_US
dc.subject.authorcomputational fluid dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.authorY Plusen_US
dc.subject.authormesh element qualityen_US
dc.subject.authoraerodynamic dataen_US
dc.subject.authorfluid domainen_US
dc.subject.authorSolidworks/ANSYSen_US
dc.subject.author3D modeling and simulationen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Junior Grade, Mexican Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Mechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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