Dept. of Aerospace Engineering
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(2016-12-09)The high-speed flow in the wake of the propeller also known as propeller wash, or simply propwash, can severely affect the aerodynamic forces on a lifting surface. Steady-state computational results for a symmetric SD8020 ...
(2016-12-07)NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission (ARRM) aims to pick up a boulder from the surface of a large asteroid and transport it to a distant retrograde orbit around the Moon for future exploration by a manned mission. This ...
(2016-12-06)In this thesis, we are interested in optimization in multiphase flows using discrete adjoint-based methods. The main issues we will endeavor to study are the impact on the linearized and adjoint equations of discontinuous ...
(2016-12-09)Quadrotors have the capability of being immensely useful vehicles to aid humans in labor intensive tasks. The critical challenge of using quadrotors inside homes is the efficient navigation of these vehicles in tight spaces ...
(2016-09-02)This thesis presents a mathematical framework for precision attitude control of a spacecraft using the inertial coupling between the spacecraft and solar arrays. The spacecraft with solar arrays is modeled as a one degree ...