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|Title: ||Composite Construction of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle|
|Authors: ||Valente, Evandro Gurgel do Amaral|
|Advisors: ||Wereley, Norman|
|Department/Program: ||Aerospace Engineering|
|Sponsors: ||Digital Repository at the University of Maryland|
University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
|Keywords: ||Engineering, Aerospace (0538)|
|Issue Date: ||15-Aug-2006|
|Abstract: ||The purpose of this thesis is to develop an understanding of composite construction while building a systematic manufacturing and assembly process for the construction of an all-composite Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. This thesis in intended for both beginners and advanced composite builders and documents the entire construction of a molded composite aircraft from CAD to Runway.
Several processes are discussed including CNC Plug Milling and Foam Cutting, Wet Lay-up, Tooling Manufacturing and Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM - Infusion). Materials extensively used such as polyester resin/MEKP, gel coat, random directional matting, and carbon reinforcement are presented in an illustrated "how-to" approach to building.|
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