Micro-Aerial Vehicle Design
Since determining the lift and drag on a micro aerial
vehicle is difficult due to low Reynolds number, what
equations/models/software do engineers use when designing one? Or is the
designing based on trial and error?
I do not specifically know, but I do believe the designers have very
sophisticated programs and modeling ability.
The physical testing , I would think is a last double checking refinements.
Why not send an E mail, or ask the question? With Google, one should be able
to get a valid address. The world has surely changed, in my youth; there
were many programs where Detroit had interest in young designers.
I submitted sketches and thought about making models, there was a contest
for scale, clay model of futuristic designs.
World changing or not, I still believe there is interest. The soap box race
is still alive. Good luck.
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Update: June 2012