Aircraft performance of Kenyalang fuel cell UAV

Noor Idayu Mohd Tahir, Wahyu Kuntjoro, Thomas Arthur Ward

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Kenyalang is a fuel cell powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) developed by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). This paper discusses the aircraft performances analysis of Kenyalang. Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) using Numeca software had been performed to obtain the aerodynamics characteristic of the Kenyalang UAV in the form of lift (CL) and drag (CD) coefficients. Unstructured mesh and standard one - equation turbulence model, and Spalart- Allmaras selected in the simulation. Lift coefficients (CL) and drag coefficients (CD) were studied at flight condition of Mach 0.08 (~26 m/s) at different angles of attack, α. The CFD data results were used to obtain Stall Speed, Take off Distance and Rate of Climb, and the results are shown in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-343
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Mechanics and Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering 2013 - Malacca, Malaysia
Duration: 28 Aug 201329 Aug 2013


  • Aerodynamic
  • Aircraft performance
  • CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamic)
  • Lift coefficient and drag coefficient
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles(UAV)-kenyalang I

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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