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Composite Construction of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

dc.contributor.advisorWereley, Normanen_US
dc.contributor.authorValente, Evandro Gurgel do Amaralen_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en_US
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dc.titleComposite Construction of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicleen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineering, Aerospaceen_US

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