Title: Design of simulation platform of heavy cargo airdrop system

Authors: Shaocheng Qu; Di Liu; Mo Xiao; Zhao Qiao

Addresses: Department of Information and Technology, Central China Normal University, Wuhan city, Hubei Province, 430079, China. ' Department of Information and Technology, Central China Normal University, Wuhan city, Hubei Province, 430079, China. ' Department of Information and Technology, Central China Normal University, Wuhan city, Hubei Province, 430079, China. ' Department of Information and Technology, Central China Normal University, Wuhan city, Hubei Province, 430079, China

Abstract: This paper discusses the design of simulation platform for cargo airdrop system based on 3D animation technology. First, the model of the multi-level multi-chute airdrop system is introduced. Then, models of several key components are introduced based on the Finite Element Method (FEM) and ANSYS/LS-DYNA. Moreover, all subsystem modules are seamlessly integrated. Finally, 3D simulation system is designed based on the framework of Microsoft Visual C++ and DirectX SDK technology. By comparison between simulation data and experiment results, it shows that the proposed simulation platform is effective and stable. In addition, the whole system is friendly and is easy to operate.

Keywords: airdrop systems; modelling; FEM; finite element method; ANSYS/LS-DYNA; simulation platforms; 3D animation; DirectX; Direct3D; heavy cargo airdrops; parachute drops; multi-level multi-chute airdrops.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2011.045823

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2011 Vol.42 No.4, pp.314 - 320

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 09 Mar 2012 *

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