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Creating a lighter than air model

asked 2017-10-07 08:34:36 -0500

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Hello all.

I would like to create a lighter than air model in Gazebo that can be, at first, just a balloon. I would like to know if there is some standard way to build this kind of model and, if so, where can I find reference materials (documentation, article, book) on how to do it. Any information will be appreciated.


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answered 2017-10-07 10:13:37 -0500

chapulina gravatar image

You could use the buoyancy plugin, take a look at the tutorial:


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It is a great start. Thanks. But, for the specific case of an airship, the Aerodynamics plugin would be more appropriate, right? Or, should I stick with the Hydrodynamics one?

randerson gravatar imageranderson ( 2017-10-07 10:36:50 -0500 )edit

The aerodynamics `LiftDrag` plugin could be used to propel your airship and the buoyancy plugin could be used to keep it afloat, take a look at the submarine model as an example: https://bitbucket.org/osrf/gazebo_models/src/220aa60a2eaa5f31b52429d08c8e94bd05646e23/submarine/model.sdf?fileviewer=file-view-default#model.sdf-190

chapulina gravatar imagechapulina ( 2017-10-09 11:35:46 -0500 )edit
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