Aerodynamics and Aeropropulsion

Research in hypersonics, computational fluid dynamics, vertical lift/rotorcraft aerodynamics, wind turbine aerodynamics, and formation flight aerodynamics

UTA's arc-jet heated hypersonic wind tunnel

Aerodynamics Research Center

Current research has focused on experimental high-speed and high-temperature aerodynamics, shock/boundary layer interaction, and detonation. In addition to the experimental facilities, we have extensive capabilities to study and test aerodynamic models using computational fluid dynamics. The experimental test results can be used to validate the CFD models, and vice-versa.

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Bernd Chudoba, Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Bernd Chudoba, Ph.D.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

Frank Lu, Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 

Frank Lu, Ph.D.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

Luca Maddalena, Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 

Luca Maddalena, Ph.D.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

Dudley Smith, Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 

Dudley Smith, Ph.D.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

Kamesh Subbarao, Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 

Kamesh Subbarao, Ph.D.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

Don Wilson, Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 

Don Wilson, Ph.D.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

Liwei Zhang, Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 

Liwei Zhang, Ph.D.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering