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UTA 3D Printed Aircraft 2018 Competition

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UTA will host its 2nd Annual 3D Printed Aircraft Competition July 14, 2018 at Maverick Stadium in Arlington, Texas. As 3D printing technologies have expanded the design space for many applications, the challenge of leveraging this design freedom for improved performance while satisfying fabrication process constraints has likewise increased. This competition challenges students to
• Integrate design and advanced manufacturing to maximize mission performance
• Design within 3D printing process and material constraints
• Develop lightweight, manufacturable airframe configurations
• Leverage direct digital manufacturing technologies
• Develop team and hands-on design experience

Registration deadline: January 31, 2018
Submission deadline: May 31, 2018

Aircraft check-in date: July 13, 2018 by 4:00 pm
Fly-off date: July 14, 2018
Fly-off location: UTA Football Stadium

Thanks to our generous sponsors for making this event possible:

Altair      Wheelwright

Senior Design Presentations

2017 Senior Design Presentations

2016 Senior Design Presentations 

The Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department Senior Design teams make their first-semester project presentations including innovative work in areas as diverse as automated aquaponics, battle robots, and composite pressure cylinders.

Brown Bag Seminars:
Every Wed. noon-1:00 pm, Woolf Hall room 402

Date, Speaker, Title (Advisor)

Sep. 13: Dr. Ankur Jain, Measurement and Modeling of Heat Transfer Processes in Li-ion Cells for Improved Safety and Performance
Sep. 20: Md Riaz Kayser, Grain Boundary Driven Mechanical Properties of Multiphase Ceramics: A Computational Study (Adnan MAE)
Sep. 27: Dai Dezhi, An Analytical PLIC-VOF Method for 3D Polyhedral Unstructured Meshes (Tong MAE)
Oct. 4: Jalal Fathi Sola, Crack Growth Path Prediction Based on Surface Roughness Evolution (Huang MAE)
Oct. 11: Mohammad Parhizi, Determination of Internal Temperature of a Li-ion Cell during Thermal Runaway (Jain MAE)
Oct. 18: Hardik Prajapati, Measurement of Anisotropic Thermal Properties of additively manufactured parts (Jain MAE)
Oct. 25: Megha Tangri, Use of lamination theory on the failure prediction of 3D printed plastics (Adnan MAE)
Oct. 25: Kranthi Balusu, A CPFEM Investigation of the Effect of Grain Orientation on the Surface Profile During Tensile Plastic Deformation of FCC Polycrystals (Huang MAE)
Nov. 1: VNV Murali, Real-time Minimum Jerk Optimal Trajectory Synthesis and Tracking for Ground Vehicle Applications (Subbarao MAE)
Nov. 1: Jimil Shah, Operational Efficiency for Oil Immersion Cooled Data Centers (Agonafer MAE)
Nov. 8: Denish Kamlesh Kumar, Pseudo-spectral Methods Based Optimal Path Planning for Real-time Ground Vehicle Applications (Subbarao MAE)
Nov. 8: Darshan Ravoori, Thermal properties of components fabricated with FDM 3D Printer (Jain MAE)
Nov. 15: Ashley Guy, Turbulence Effects on the Binding of Nanoparticle Coatings to Cellular Receptors (Bowling MAE)
Nov. 22: Abhishek Chatterjee, Estimation of Contact and Impact Forces During a Collision (Bowling MAE)
Nov. 29: Vatsal Joshi, Modeling Simultaneous Three Dimensional Multi-Point Collisions in Granular Flows (Bowling MAE)

Graduate Seminar Series: 
Every Friday 2:00-2:50 pm, Woolf Hall room 402

Date, Speaker, Title

September 15: Dr. Rushabh Kothari, Senior Engineering Specialist Composites Technologies, Advanced Composite Aircraft Structures: A Multi-Disciplinary Technology Development Roadmap
September 22, Dr. Wonmo Kang, Research Scientist US Naval Research Lab, Revealing Fundamental Mechanisms of Materials and Biological Systems - Emerging Needs in Navy
September 29, Teik C Lim, Ph.D., P.E., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, UTA, Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise
October 6, Dr. Xianming (Simon) Dai, Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering, UTD, Bioinspired materials for multiphase heat transfer
October 13, Dr. Russel Reid, Assistant Professor Mechanical and Energy Engineering, UNT, Poro-Vascular Composites: Combining Structural Support and Surface Roughness Control
October 20, Dr. Blake Teipel, President and Chief Technology Officer, Essentium Materials, TriFusion Devices, and Incendium Technologies, Enhanced Isotropy of 3D Printed Polymer Parts Through Electromagnetic Coupling With Conductive Nanomaterial Interfaces
October 27, Dr. Lianxiang Du, Transportation Engineer, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Material Science: from Research to Application
November 3, Dr. Emel Demircan, Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, California State University, Constraint-Consistent, Robotics-Based Musculoskeletal Control Framework for Human Motion Synthesis
November 10, Dr. Kyle Brinkman, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Interfacial Control of Ceramic Composites in Clean Energy
November 17, Dr. Douglas E. Smith, P. E., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Program Director, Baylor University

Student Speakers
September 1, Davide Vigano, PhD Student AE, Quantification Of Binary Mixture Composition In Supersonic Flows, Advisor: Dr. Luca Maddalena
September 1, Rajni Chahal, PhD Student AE. Mechanical Properties Of Cnt- Epoxy Nanocomposites, Advisor: Dr. Ashfaq Adnan
September 8, Arvind Venkatesan, PhD Student ME, Hotspot Cooling Using High Speed Ewod Motion, Advisor: Dr. Hyejin Moon
September 8, Vamsee Vadlamudi, PhD Student ME, Damage Characterization In Heterogeneous Materials, Advisor: Dr. Ken Reifsnider
December 1, Jimil Shah, PhD Student ME, Advisor: Dr. Dereje Agonafer
December 1, Mr. Yanni Chang, PhD Student ME, Advisor: Dr. Albert Tong


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American Helicopter Society Student Chapter

The American Helicopter Society UT Arlington Chapter belongs to the premier professional organization for Vertical Lift Technology. This includes military and civilian helicopters, tilt-rotors, tilt-wings, VTOL aircraft, and UAV's.

The chapter at UT Arlington is the oldest in the nation, initiated in 1967. It was recently re-initiated in 2016 by Amber Zuehl, and since then we have toured Bell Helicopter, had professional speakers, volunteered at STEM outreach events, and had members attend forums. Our members have gained knowledge in this field of engineering, and have had several opportunities to highlight their college career with volunteering and networking outside of pure academics.

There are no dues required; members of the national American Helicopter Society are automatically members of the UTA Chapter once they contact our recruitment officer.

Regular Meeting Times: There are no regular meeting times, be sure to pay attention to your e-mails for announced events or catch us at an orientation session! We hold events about twice a month. Feel free to contact us anytime for upcoming events.

Contact: Leonardo Piñero, Chapter President: or Ikenna Okoye, Chapter Recruiter:

To learn more about the AHS:


Aero Mavericks Weekly Meetings

  • The Rocketry Division meets on Mondays at noon in Woolf Hall 308
  • The Fixed Wing Division meets on Wednesdays at noon in Woolf Hall 208
  • The Research Division meets on Fridays at 5 pm in Woolf Hall 210

Contact President, for additional information.





  • Monthly Meetings


Formula SAE:
Every Wed. 7:00 pm, Woolf Hall room 100

  • Weekly Meetings, interested students are welcome to attend



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R.O.V.E.R. Society: 
Weekly Meetings, Woolf Hall room 200 or 410

  • Controls/Visions Systems, Wednesdays: 5:00-5:30 pm
  • Drive/Suspension, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 2:00-3:00 pm
  • Arm and Gripper, Mondays: 12:00 noon-1:00 pm
  • Proof of Life Sample Return, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 11:00-12:30 pm


For additional information, contact