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Performance Evaluation of Developed Mathematical Models of Hot Air Balloon for Drone Application

Azeta, Joseph and Ishola, Felix and Akinpelu, T. and Dirisu, J. O. and Okokpujie, Imhade P. and Ibhadode, Osagie (2019) Performance Evaluation of Developed Mathematical Models of Hot Air Balloon for Drone Application. In: 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Materials Processing and Manufacturing, 2019, Online.

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designing a hot air balloon necessitates an accurate model of its dynamics. In many of these applications, control of the balloons is important and requires proper mathematical modelling of the mechanical and thermal dynamics of the balloon. Although complex thermodynamic models have been developed, this research would address the use of simple heat transfer and performance relationship to develop a comprehensive hot-air balloon model for drone applications. The mathematical model comprises of a heat transfer model and a performance model, considering that the motion of the system is governed by heat transfer between the system and the surroundings. For the heat transfer, two models were developed (model 1 and model 2). Model 2 proved to be more accurate than Model 1 upon simulation. The simulation runs of the first and second model were compared using the simulation data inspector on Simulink to determine the difference between the signals graphically. The result shows that the second model (orange) is more responsive to heat loss than the first model (green).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: balloon; dynamics; heat loss; model; simulation; simulink;
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2022 15:08
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 15:08

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