International Space Station

Seminar - Of Mice and Men (and Women): Staying Physically Fit while Travelling in Space - Mar. 16

March 13, 2020

Louis Stodieck Chief Scientist & Technologist, BioServe Space Technologies; Research Professor, Smead Aerospace Monday, Mar. 16 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 111 Note: This seminar will take place, as planned, on Monday. Abstract: Astronauts exposed to reduced gravity during spaceflight undergo a number of physiological changes, some of which are...

Jim Brasseur

Seminar: Interscale Turbulence-Chemistry Dynamics with Reduced Basis Representations for Application to LES Modeling - Mar. 9

March 3, 2020

James G. Brasseur Research Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder Monday, Mar. 9 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 111 Abstract: We explore the potential for new reduced basis representations within current state-of-the-art Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) frameworks to more accurately predict key resolved-scale dynamics underlying flame-turbulence interactions in premixed...

Solar flares

Seminar: How a CU Space Education Saved the World (REALLY!) and other stories from Space Weather - Feb. 28

Feb. 22, 2020

Delores Knipp Research Professor, Smead Aerospace Friday, Feb. 28 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 120 Abstract: Space Weather is a relatively new term applied to research and applications of Sun-Geospace interactions. Space weather research, in one form or another, has been an ongoing activity in the CU and Boulder space-ecosystems...

Monique McClain

Seminar - Additive Manufacturing of Viscous Materials: Development and Characterization of 3D Printed Energetic and Composite Structures - Feb. 12

Feb. 10, 2020

Monique McClain Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University Wednesday, Feb. 12 | 4:30 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: Solid rocket motors have been designed, tested, and characterized reasonably well since the 1960’s and have been used for a variety of applications, such as space shuttle boosters and missiles. The performance of...

Steve Nerem

Seminar - Satellite Altimeter and Gravity Measurements: What they are telling us about how the Earth is changing - Feb 10

Feb. 10, 2020

Steve Nerem Professor, Smead Aerospace Monday, Feb. 10 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 111 Abstract: We now have more than 27 years of satellite altimeter measurements of sea level change (TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, 2, and 3) and 17 years of satellite gravity measurements of mass change (GRACE and GRACE Follow-On). These...

Diane Davis

Seminar - The Great Gateway Escape: Departing Flows in Near Rectilinear Halo Orbits - Jan. 31

Jan. 24, 2020

Diane Davis Gateway Mission Design Integrated Systems Lead at Johnson Space Center Friday, Jan. 31 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 12O Abstract: The Gateway is NASA’s next human outpost in space, a staging location for missions beyond Earth orbit and a proving ground for deep space technologies. The Gateway will...

Timothy Minton

Seminar: Studies of Gas-Surface Interactions Applied to Space Technology - Jan. 23

Dec. 30, 2019

Timothy Minton Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University Thursday, Jan. 23 | 10:00 A.M. | AERO 111 Abstract: High-energy gas-surface interactions might seem to be exotic, but there are numerous situations where such interactions influence the outcome of practical endeavors, for example, spacecraft degradation in low-Earth orbit,...

Trudy Schwartz

Seminar: Hands-on Learning in Aerospace Laboratory Courses - Dec. 11

Dec. 5, 2019

Trudy Schwartz Senior Instructor and Lab Manager, Smead Aerospace Wednesday, Dec. 11 | 2:30 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: In the Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences department hands-on learning is a significant component of the curriculum. At the undergraduate level, the program has 60+ laboratory exercises comprised of a variety of...

Karen Mulleners

Seminar: Dynamic stall onset and the road to recovery - Nov. 22

Nov. 15, 2019

Karen Mulleners Assistant Professor, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, EPFL, Switzerland Friday, Nov. 22 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 120 Abstract: Dynamic stall on pitching airfoils is an important practical problem that affects for example rotary wing aircraft and wind turbines. It also comprises a number of interesting fundamental fluid dynamical...

Kristi Morgansen

Seminar: Empirical Methods at the Boundary of Model-Based and Learned Integrated Sensing and Actuation - Nov. 15

Nov. 8, 2019

Kristi Morgansen, Professor & Chair Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington Friday, Nov. 15 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 111 Abstract: A fundamental element of effective operation of autonomous systems is the need for appropriate sensing and processing of measurements to enable desired system actions. Model-based methods provide...

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