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3D PAC 2019

3rd Annual 3D Printed Aircraft Competition

Event Details, Flyer, FAQs, Sponsorship

UTA will host its 3rd Annual 3D Printed Aircraft Competition July 13, 2019 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, 2019
Design Submission deadline: May 31, 2019

Aircraft check-in date: July 12, 2019 by 4:00 pm
Fly-off date: July 13, 2019
Fly-off location: UTA Football Stadium

Thanks to our generous sponsors for making this event possible:



MAE Dissertation and Thesis Defense Calendar Summer 2019


Student Name

Time & Location


Thursday, July 25 James Haley 11:00 a.m.
Woolf Hall 413
Comprehensive Exam Announcement- Coming Soon
Monday, July 29 Dezhi Dai 1:00 p.m.
Woolf Hall 200
PhD Dissertation Defense Defense Announcement - Coming Soon
Friday, August 2 Wei-Tsen Lu 10:00 a.m.
Woolf Hall 200
PhD Dissertation Defense Defense Announcement - Coming Soon

Past Dissertations and Theses 

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Senior Design Presentations

2019 Senior Design Presentations

The Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department Senior Design teams make their 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

Feb. 6, Vatsal Joshi
Underdamped Motion and the Reynolds Number, Bowling MAE
Feb. 27, Mohammad Parhizi

The effect of thermal properties on performance of phase change based energy storage systems, Jain MAE

Mar. 6, Bret Hauser

Design Optimization of an Elastically Supported Rotordynamic System to Minimize Flexural Response with Considerations for Robustness, B. Wang MAE

Mar. 6, Jiss Jacob Sebastian

Conical Free Interaction of a Fin-Generated Shock and Laminar Boundary Layer, Lu MAE

Mar. 20, Uschas Chowdhury

Characterization of An Isolated Hybrid Cooled Server With Failure Scenarios Using Warm Water Cooling, Agonafer MAE

Mar. 27, Dhananjay Mishra

Simulation modeling of propagation of thermal runaway in a multicell Li-ion battery pack, Jain MAE

Apr. 3, Amirhossein Mostafavi

Analytical modeling and optimization of finned PCM energy storage systems, Jain MAE

Apr. 10, Aditya Ganesh

Design Optimization of Thermal Management of Semiconductor Chips using Additive
Manufacturing, Jain MAE

Apr. 17, Manoochehr Rabei

Mechanics of a Cell Nucleus, Bowling MAE

Apr. 17, Nanda Vijayakumar

Reinitiation Mode Study of Oxy-Methane Detonation, Wilson MAE

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

Date, Speaker, Title


Fall schedule coming soon

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AHS Student Chapter

The AHS International 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 re-initiated in 2016 by Amber Zuehl, and since then has toured Bell Helicopter, had professional speakers, volunteered at STEM outreach events, and had members attend forums. 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 AHS are automatically members of the UTA Chapter once they contact the recruitment officer.

For more information, 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 AeroMavs President Vicente Zierk for additional information.






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