The finding could have implications for future agile autonomous aerial vehicles.
Dynamics and Controls
Avian secret: The key to agile bird flight is switching quickly between stable and unstable gliding
Aerospace engineering grad student wins awards for aeropropulsive design optimization research advances
Anil Yildirim receives AIAA Air Breathing Propulsion Graduate Award and Best Student Paper in MDO at AIAA Aviation Forum
Michigan professor’s new textbook advances design optimization field
Joaquim Martins’ Engineering Design Optimization book to educate students in how design optimization can replace conventional iterative design processes.
FXB Fellow Davoudi’s PhD research could enhance autonomous operation of urban delivery drones
The highly coveted FXB Fellowship is given to exceptional Aerospace Engineering PhD students to support their research on the analysis and design of flight vehicles. Meet recent graduate and FXB Fellow Behdad Davoudi.
Bird-like wings could help drones keep stable in gusts
“3D morphing” wings could help small aircraft safely navigate windy urban streets and land with shorter approaches.
Joaquim Martins pioneers high-fidelity simulations that bring together multiple disciplines. Recently incorporated into NASA’s open-source software, and being considered for adoption by aircraft manufacturers, the approach has the potential to change the game in aircraft design and other engineering systems.
Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Dr. James Cutler discusses CubeSats and how spacecraft the size of a loaf of bread are revolutionizing space technology and exploration
Dr. James Cutler discusses CubeSats and the role of U-M in their development.
Aerospace Welcomes, Dr. Jesse Capecelatro as an Affiliate Assistant Professor
Dr. Jesse Capecelatro will be an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, effective August 2020.
Flexible wings, COVID-19, and the future of commercial aviation
At the June 2017 Paris Airshow, Airbus entered into a five-year agreement with the University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering department to establish and fund, to the tune of $8.25 million, a new research center. Called the Airbus-University of Michigan Center for Aero-Servo-Elasticity of Very Flexible Aircraft, its purpose is to engage in fundamental research, focusing on advanced methodologies for designing and evaluating future aircraft. We recently caught up with the Center’s director, Dr. Carlos Cesnik, and asked him about the work being done there, the aircraft of the future, and the impact of the recent COVID-19 crisis on the aerospace industry.
Aerospace Engineering professor emeritus, Harris McClamroch, publishes a new book
Global Formulations of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics on Manifolds was based the doctoral research of George Washington University’s Professor Taeyoung Lee.
The X-HALE: A high altitude long endurance aircraft
The X-HALE’s flexibility and wing length could change the future of commercial flight.