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Modelling of an Unconventional Airship

[+] Author Affiliations
Said Chaabani, Naoufel Azouz, Jean Lerbet

Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne, Evry, France

Azgal Abichou

Polytechnic School, La Marsa, Tunisia

Paper No. ESDA2012-82143, pp. 661-668; 8 pages
  • ASME 2012 11th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
  • Volume 1: Advanced Computational Mechanics; Advanced Simulation-Based Engineering Sciences; Virtual and Augmented Reality; Applied Solid Mechanics and Material Processing; Dynamical Systems and Control
  • Nantes, France, July 2–4, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: International
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4484-7
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME


This paper presents preliminary results of the modelling of an unconventional unmanned airship moving in an ideal fluid. We are studying here a quad-rotor flying wing.

The airships are also governed by the aerodynamic forces that have to be modelled. An evaluation of the added masses of the airship’s components is presented. A first dynamic modelling including the effect of the added masses is proposed.

A control law based on the elaborated dynamic model was applied to this large flying object to evaluate its sensitivity when manoeuvring over an uploading area.

Copyright © 2012 by ASME
Topics: Modeling



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