Development of a VTOL Flying Car Concept

Cheng, D., Ong, W., Charles, A. C., Hum, B., Ho, N., Hogan, G. E., Tan, J., Ibrahim, I. , Hesse, H. and Srigrarom, S. (2018) Development of a VTOL Flying Car Concept. 14th International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned System (ICIUS 2018), Jeju, South Korea, 20-23 Aug 2018. (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the detailed design and fabrication of a VTOL flying car concept. The design of the flying car encompasses a co-axial T6-rotor configuration that allows for VTOL capabilities and it includes a transition mode between flying and driving to cater for a lower road footprint. A comprehensive design process underlying the initial concepts and mechanisms that allow for this dual functionality of the flying car is presented. The initial results hint at the simulation-driven design methodology that are presented in this paper. The approach expands established methodologies for design and sizing of aircraft to personal aerial vehicles and uses computational fluid dynamics analyses to support the detailed design process. The final prototype system presented in this paper will show significant design improvements to extend flight endurance and improve driving capabilities.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Accepted for Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Srigrarom, Dr Spot and Hesse, Dr Henrik and Ibrahim, Dr Imran
Authors: Cheng, D., Ong, W., Charles, A. C., Hum, B., Ho, N., Hogan, G. E., Tan, J., Ibrahim, I., Hesse, H., and Srigrarom, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
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