µRaptor is an open-source implementation of the Unsteady Vortex Lattice Method in Matlab built for multi-wings flapping systems. This code is an important part of my Ph.D. thesis. As such, it will be validated against the MechaRaptor experimental setup and then it will be used to extend and identify possible interesting flying conditions for tandem wing configurations.
This software can model any number of wings undergoing complex motion, such as: flapping, pitching, plunging or any combination of these. Obviously, it also works for steady systems. It also implements various models for the estimation of forces with the UVLM.
|In progress||Code cleanup & optimization|
|Jan 2023||Validation with experimental data from MechaRaptor|
|Jan 2023||Open-source release of the code|