A Study on the Evaluation Techniques of wind Resistance for Uav-Based Bridge Inspection
An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is defined by the FAA as an aircraft flown with no pilot on board. UAVs are sometimes referred to as drones and the name can be used interchangeably. UAVs are an emerging technology with many potential applications in the civil engineering field. One application that is routinely mentioned is the area of bridge inspection due to the logistical challenges to efficiently and effectively visually inspect a wide variety of structure types in challenging locations. However, to date an organized study on this application has not been performed. When drones fly outside, they are affected by various winds. In high wind conditions, drone flight stability cannot be guaranteed. Drones need to be able to withstand and wind certain wind directions and wind speeds. This paper provides a method for evaluating the maximum wind speed that a drone can withstand and the time it can fly in the wind.
Keywords - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Drone, Bridge Inspection, Wind Resistance