Design and fabrication process of the fuel cell powered UAV / Wan Ahmad Saufi Wan Chek

Wan Chek, Wan Ahmad Saufi (2009) Design and fabrication process of the fuel cell powered UAV / Wan Ahmad Saufi Wan Chek. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam.

Abstract

An unmanned aerial vehicle, or globally known as UAV, is an unpiloted aircraft, which can be remote controlled or fly autonomously based on pre-programmed flight plans or other dynamic automation system. In the conceptual design of the demonstration UAVaircraft, it will be using a fuel cell system as its source of energy. A fuel cell is actually an electrochemical conversion device. It can produces electricity from fuel (on the anode side) and an oxidant (on the cathode side), which react in the presence of an electrolyte. The reactants flow into the cell, and the reaction products flow out of it, while the electrolyte remains within it. Fuel cells can operate virtually continuously as long as the necessary flows are maintained. This is an advantage to the UAV, since it can move further than other type offuels.The project is deliberately prepared to design and fabricate a lightweight fuel cell powered UAV but strong enough to handle atmospheric pressure, and various kind of forces that will act on the fuel cell powered UAV once it take off into the air. The new UAV will be design by using CATIA. CATIA or Computer Aided Three Dimensional Interactive Application is a multi-platform CAD/CAM/CAE commercial software suite.

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Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
Creators:
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Wan Chek, Wan Ahmad Saufi
2005606977
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Arthur Ward, Thomas
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Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Machine shops and machine shop practice
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Machine design and drawing
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Keywords: UAV aircraft, CAD, CAM, CAE commercial software
Date: 2009
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/30972
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