Civil Aviation Flight University of China,Second institute of civil aviation administration of China,Civil Aviation Flight University of China,Civil Aviation Flight University of China,Civil Aviation Flight University of China
A heavy-duty quadrotor UAV which has the features of foldable, light weight, high strength is designed according to the performance requirements. The maximum payload of this UAV is 10kg. The finite element model of the quadrotor structure is established. Static and buckling analysis of the UAV arm and central plate are carried out based on the actual loading cases. The layer structures of the arm and central plate are optimized. The strength, stiffness and stability of the UAV are verified. Compared with the initial layer structures, the weight of the arms drops by 43%, and the weight of the central plate drops by 35%. The weight of the UAV structure drops by 560 grams. The lowest weight requirement is achieved. An UAV static test platform is built, and the structure static loading test is completed. The strain relative error between the test value and the analysis value is less than 15%. The reliability of the UAV finite element model and the optimized layer structures is verified.