Design analysis and performance assessment of winged-airship for micro transport

Chin E. Lin, Shih Che Hung, Kuo Ming Lee

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Micro transport might contribute to metropolitan services for micro delivery. However, vehicle performance may determine the overall value of this idea. Vehicle design with safety, reliability and stability is studied. A new concept of winged-airship is proposed with an idea to adhere a pair of wings in the conventional airship to offer substantial lift, increase wind resistance, and create a natural stability under normal flight condition. Vehicle specifications are considered and designed, and prototype fabrication is implemented. With limited constraints, the design process for the winged-airship is carried out with feasibility analysis and numerical simulation, in order to establish a feasible solution for system fabrication. The experiment result is repeatedly examined by simulation result with modifications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-268
Number of pages12
JournalZhongguo Hangkong Taikong Xuehui Huikan/Transactions of the Aeronautical and Astronautical Society of the Republic of China
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering


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