2013 - A Banner Year for Duke Aeroelasticity!

Durham, NC. November 15, 2013

New Aeroelasticity Research Group WebsiteThe Aeroelasticity Research Group is having an amazing 2013. In addition to launching an all new website, the group has forged new research efforts and received numerous awards. Included here are the highlights from this year.

New Research Efforts

  • GUIde 5 (with Additional Industrial Members) - Turbomachinery Aeroelasticity
  • Sikorsky - Helicopter Rotor Design
  • Army ARO - Helicopter Aerodynamics
  • GE Global Resarch Center - Low Pressure Turbine Flutter
  • Simmetrix US Navy STTR - Blend Effects
  • NSF - Energy Harvesting
  • US/Israel Bilateral Foundation - Buffeting

Awards

Joshua Waite

  • 2013 National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.

S. Chad GibbsChad at the Polytecnic di Milano Wind Tunnel on his trip funded by the Sigma Xi travel grant

  • Sigma Xi, Sally Hughes Schrader Travel Grant
  • Best Presentation - Duke University MEMS Retreat
  • 2012 NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

Eli Giovanetti

  • 2013 National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.
  • 2013 AHS Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship
  • NASA Langley Aerospace Research Scholars Program

Fanny M. Besem

  • Sigma Xi Research Society Grant
  • U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics Travel Award
  • U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics Best Poster Award (poster link)
  • Best Mechanical Engineering Poster Award - Duke University MEMS Retreat
  • International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) Student Scholarship

Stephen T. Clark

  • ASME Student Travel Award
  • IGTI Student Scholarship