Category Archives: MAE Seminar Series

Graduate Seminar Series, Dr. Renato Zanetti, University of Texas at Austin

Title: Nonlinear Estimation for Orbit Determination By Renato Zanetti, Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin ABSTRACT: Linear estimators such as the various Kalman filter implementations, often provide subpar results in terms of accuracy and/or consistency for highly nonlinear systems. Their reliance on only a covariance matrix to represent the uncertainty…
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Graduate Seminar Series – Dr. Stuart I. Benton, Air Force Research Lab

Title: Current Research Efforts in Airframe-Propulsion Integration at AFRL/RQV By Stuart I. Benton, Ph.D.  Research Aerospace Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory/RQVI, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base ABSTRACT: This presentation gives an overview of certain in-house research activities within the area of airframe-propulsion integration at the Air Force Research Laboratory. An overview of projects focused on supersonic compression…
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Graduate Seminar Series – Dr. Sakineh Chabi, University of New Mexico

Title: Graphene and Related Materials: Processing and Applications By Sakineh Chabi, PhD.  Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico ABSTRACT: In the past decade, research in the field of two-dimensional (2D) materials has exponentially transitioned from fundamental studies to the development of complex 2D devices. 2D materials are only one or a few…
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Graduate Seminar Series – Dr. Richard “Pat” Anderson, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.

Title: Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Aircraft Propulsion​ By Dr. Richard “Pat” Anderson, Ph.D., ATP, CFI, A&P, IA Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Director, Eagle Flight Research Center, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ABSTRACT: This presentation will be a top-level look at the 3rd generation of aircraft propulsion: hybrid and electric propulsion. The rationale for electric propulsion will be…
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Graduate Seminar Series – Dr. David Buttsworth, Univ. of Queensland

Title: Dispersion of Spacecraft Components During Re-entry By Professor David Buttsworth, Ph.D. Professor at School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, University of Southern Queensland Australia ABSTRACT: Abstract: Destructive re-entry trajectories for satellites at end-of-life are designed so debris remaining after re-entry falls harmlessly to the Earth. However, the dramatic increase in the mass of orbiting objects has…
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Graduate Seminar Series – Dr. Francisco Medina, UTEP

Title: Increasing the Industrialization of Metal Additive Manufacturing By Dr. Francisco Medina Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of El Paso ABSTRACT: In the last decade, additive manufacturing (AM) has moved far beyond its original prototyping applications to play an integral part in some companies’ product lines and production approaches. AM of metal components via powder bed…
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Graduate Seminar Series – Dr. John Bird, UTEP

Title: Flying Efficiently in Uncertain Environments Via Online Learning By Dr. John J. Bird Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas El Paso ABSTRACT: The complexity of the atmospheric environment presents significant uncertainty to aircraft operations. Emerging aircraft systems such as electric aircraft, drones and advanced air mobility do not have the energy and mass…
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Graduate Seminar Series – Dr. Daniel M. Israel, LANL

Title: RANS Modeling for Taylor-Green Vortex Transition and Decay By: Daniel M. Israel, Ph. D. XCP-4: Methods & Algorithms, Los Alamos National Laboratory ABSTRACT: Conventional RANS models relate the destruction terms in all transport equations by tunable linear coefficients. This fixes a constant decay rate in homogeneous decaying turbulence, contrary to experimental evidence. It also cannot…
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Graduate Seminar Series – Dr. Ana Diaz Artiles, Texas A & M University

Title: Gravitational physiology and its effects on human health and performance during space missions By: Ana Diaz Artiles Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A & M University   BIO: Dr. Ana Diaz Artiles is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, where she directs the Bioastronautics and…
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Graduate Seminar Series – Dr. Christopher M. Limbach, TAMU

“Laser-Flow Coupling: A Double-Edged Sword in Hypersonic Flow Control, Diagnostics and Aero-Optics” By: Dr. Christopher M. Limbach Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University   ABSTRACT:  Understanding and exploiting the interaction between high-energy lasers and high-speed flows has enabled a diverse range of applications including advanced laser diagnostics and new stand-off flow control…
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