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Seminar: Sonic Boom Propagation through Adaptive Finite Element Methods - Apr. 1

March 22, 2022

David Darmofal Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT & Smead Aerospace Byram Distinguished Visiting Professor Friday, Apr. 1 | 12:00 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: A key consideration in the design of supersonic aircraft is reducing the effects of sonic boom. In the past 15 years,...

An exceptional auroral event in Germany in the 1500s, as depicted by an artist.

Knipp's historical space weather research highlighted

March 17, 2022

What would you do if the power went out? Our lives are increasingly reliant on technology; our work and our social lives often require access to the internet. Lights, televisions, and refrigerators require electricity to run. These devices, and the power grid as a whole, are subject to a major...

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Seminar: Introduction to Mechanical Properties - Mar. 17

March 16, 2022

Erik Knudsen Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, George Mason University Thursday, Mar. 17 | 10:00 A.M. | Zoom Webinar Bio: Erik Knudsen completed his graduate studies at the University of Florida in 2006 and taught as an adjunct professor for one semester prior to joining industry as a senior engineer at...

Kevin Chilton

Future Insight Seminar: Kevin Chilton - former leader of U.S. Strategic Command and a NASA Astronaut - Mar. 16

March 11, 2022

The future of space and today’s global crisis: A talk with a former leader of U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Space Command, and a NASA Astronaut Kevin Chilton USAF (Ret), U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Space Command, NASA Astronaut Wednesday, March 16 | 4:30 P.M. | Zoom Webinar - Register...

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Seminar: Progress and Challenges in the Development of Large Eddy Simulation for Turbulent Reacting Flows in Propulsion and Power Systems - Mar. 18

March 10, 2022

Joe Oefelein Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Friday, Mar. 18 | 12:00 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: This presentation will highlight recent progress and challenges in development of the Large Eddy Simulation (LES) methodology for treatment of turbulent reacting flow processes in propulsion and power systems. Significant advances...

Maryam Shakiba

Seminar: Physics-based Modeling of Heterogeneous Materials: Combining Finite Element and Data-Driven Approaches - Mar. 14

March 9, 2022

Maryam Shakiba Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech Monday, Mar. 14 | 9:00 A.M. | AERO 111 Abstract: This presentation discusses finite element and physics-based data-driven modeling of progressive damage in fiber-reinforced composites microstructure. In fiber-reinforced composites, cracks initiate around the fibers aligned transversely to the loading direction...

Brian Argrow

Brian Argrow reflects on time as chair and future of DEI in STEM

Feb. 24, 2022

Like many young people across America at the time, Brian Argrow was mesmerized by images beamed back to Earth of American astronauts engaged in the Space Race. He was just a little too young for Mercury but was certainly enraptured by the Gemini and Apollo missions. And he clearly remembers...

Jenny Horing

Research on the edge – aerospace student pushing the boundaries of hypersonics

Feb. 22, 2022

Jenny Horing has been poring over the latest results in her hypersonic flow and material response research, searching for clues in the data to better understand the next frontier in high-speed thermodynamics. Much of the work involves conducting complex simulations on advanced supercomputers. An aerospace PhD student and Smead Scholar...

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Seminar: Aeroacoustics and aerodynamics of quiet owl flight - Mar. 11

Feb. 22, 2022

Justin Jaworski Associate Professor, Deptartment of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Lehigh University Friday, Mar. 11 | 12:00 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: Many owl species rely on specialized plumage to mitigate their aerodynamic noise and achieve functionally-silent flight while hunting. One such plumage feature, a tattered arrangement of flexible trailing-edge...

Anya Jones

Seminar: Unsteady aerodynamics in large-disturbance flows: Maneuvering wings and gust encounters - Mar. 9

Feb. 22, 2022

Anya Jones Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park Wednesday, Mar. 9 | 10:00 A.M. | AERO N240 Abstract: Wings experiencing large flow disturbances often experience massive flow separation resulting in shear layers and the formation of strong vortices. These vortices typically lead to large force and moment...