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Table of Contents Student News ............................................. 5 Faculty News ........................................... 9 Alumni News ........................................... 15 Department News ................................. 16 Funding Our Future ............................... 21

Editor: Richard Hale Production: Aspen Grender Elizabeth Karr www.ae.engr.ku.edu aerohawk@ku.edu (785) 864-4267

Photo courtesy: Cody Howard


A Message From the Chair Greetings from Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas. For those of you who have graduated in the last two decades, I am likely a familiar face, though in a new and unfamiliar role. We have transitioned leadership from the very capable hands of Professor Z.J. Wang, for whom the faculty, staff, students and alumni have tremendous respect. We are fortunate for his service, and that he remains on the faculty with plans for growth in his personal research. I have reflected this summer on my last 18 years with this department, and what stands out most is the close interaction with many, many undergraduates in research experiences and other experiential learning activities. The energy and enthusiasm of our students is truly inspirational. We continue to be a tight-knit community for outstanding students, educators and researchers shaping the next generation of aerospace systems. I look forward to exploring new ways to expand research opportunities for our students. We enter the year with the highest undergraduate enrollment in 26 years, and that growth has been matched with increased entry qualifications, and an increased commitment to retention strategies. Our students continue to demon-

This year, we welcome Dr. Richard Hale as the new Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering.

strate excellence in national and international design competitions. For example, a team of ten students received 1st place in the AIAA Graduate Team Aircraft Design. Another team of nine students placed 1st in the AIAA Team Engine Design Competition. Finally, an additional team of seven students placed 1st in the AIAA Undergraduate Spacecraft Design Competition. Congratulations to each team, and their dedicated faculty advisors. Similarly, we enter the year with record PhD enrollment, and remain at recent-year record levels of faculty and professional staff. My faculty colleagues are each active in mentoring and professional development of our students, and in contributing to the discipline through patents, books, journals and conference proceedings. We opened new or improved teaching and research facilities for experimental fluid mechanics, for engine and flight simulation, and for propulsion testing. KUAE research teams continue to support airborne remote sensing from manned and unmanned aircraft, from North Pole to South Pole (and a few places in between). KU’s Aerospace Short Courses have been taught to and well-received by working professionals all over the world for four decades.

Barron and the Aerospace Continuing Education Short Course Program. I would like to thank our alumni for their continued support, without which we would be unable to provide such immersive, experiential learning opportunities for our students. As our student body grows so must our commitment to their success. I also thank the Advisory Board, faculty, staff and students for maintaining such a productive and collegial department. I look forward to the coming years as we help shape the future of aerospace engineering. Rock Chalk! Richard Hale C.E. and M.J. Spahr Professor and Chair Aerospace Engineering

In this newsletter, you will learn more about student design teams; student tours; select faculty research programs; some facilities improvements; and the legacy of Dr. Roskam, Janice Questions about your Jayhawk Plan for Success? Let us know.


Student News

Three KU Aerospace Teams Set Win Record KU Aerospace Engineering Department Students Capture First Place in the world in three separate categories according to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in their 2017 International Aerospace Design Competitions. A total of 25 KU undergraduate and graduate students from the schools of Engineering and Architecture joined forces and took home top honors in: UNDERGRADUATE JET ENGINE DESIGN 1ST PLACE High Efficiency Turboprop for Single-Engine Aircraft PROF. SAEED & RAY TAGHAVI ADVISORS Thomas Row (KUAE Team Leader) Elliot Bicker (KUAE senior) Alex Carnoali (KUAE senior) Antonio Schoneich (KUAE senior) Austin Tuggle (KUAE senior) Christopher Bynum (KUAE senior) Cody Hill (KUAE senior) Juan Castro (KUAE senior) Libby Stoops (KUAE senior)

Brooke Reid (KUAE senior) Colin Murphy (KUAE senior) Conner Murphy (KUAE senior) Philip Guzman (KUAE senior) GRADUATE AIRCRAFT DESIGN 1ST PLACE High Efficiency Business Jet Series PROF. RON BARRETT-GONZALEZ (KUAE) & PROF. CEES BIL (RMIT) ADVISORS Marwan Dessouki (KUAE Team Leader) Italo Costa (KUAE Grad.) Drew Darrah (KUAE Grad.) Martin Mendoza (KUAE Grad.) Riley Sprunger (KUAE Grad.) Taylor George (KUAE Junior) Kyle Herda (KUAE Sophomore) Megan Burns (KU Architecture Grad.) Yivi Zhou (KU Architecture Grad.) Michael Moschetti (RMIT Grad.) (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

UNDERGRADUATE SPACECRAFT DESIGN 1ST PLACE Mars Orbiter Operating Near Satellites PROF. MARK EWING ADVISOR Bailey Miller (KUAE Team Leader) Arno Prinsloo (KUAE senior) Brian Frew (KUAE senior)


Student Awards Madison Sargent, Brooke Owens Fellowship Winner

Aerospace junior, Madison Sargent, was selected for the 2017 Brooke Owens Fellowship program. The program awards internships and senior mentorship to undergraduate women pursing careers in aviation or space exploration. In addition to a summer internship, students are pared with two senior aerospace professionals to serve as mentors. Madison spent the summer at Ball Aerospace in Washington D.C. “It was an opportunity of a lifetime, where I learned more about the aerospace industry, while also making personal and industry connections that I can foster for years to come.” -Madison Sargent

Hady Benyamen, ISTAT Foundation Scholarship

Hady Benyamen was the recipient of the 2017 ISTAT Foundation Scholarship, one of 42 students to receive the award.

Jeremy Katz, NASA AFRC

At NASA this summer Jeremy worked on a Viscoelastic Sandwich Model Validation. It involved building a test article by sandwiching a thin sheet of a silicon based viscoelastic material in between two plates of aluminum. Then he performed a ground vibration test (GVT) with the sandwich test article. The goal of the GVT was to gather data about the damping effects the viscoelastic material provided to the aluminum plates. Jeremy also developed and updated a model of the viscoelastic sandwich by using PATRAN and NASTRAN to serve as a tool for design engineers.

Brooke Owens Fellowship Winner, Madison Sargent

Amelia Earhart Fellowship recipient, Bella Kim

Haidong Lui, ASME Graduate Student Scholarship

Haidong Liu received the 2017 Graduate Student Scholarship Award from the ASME Fluids Engineering Division. Haidong is the first author on the paper “Three-Dimensional Computational Hydrodynamics Modeling for Algae Transport” which he presented at the ASME 2017 Fluids Engineering Division Meeting in scenic Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Jeremy Katz, Undergraduate Research Award

Senior Jeremy Katz was one of thirteen KU students to receieve the Undergraduate Research Award for his work “Distributed Pressure Sensing for Small Unmanned Aircraft,” mentored by Dr. Haiyang Chao.

Bella Kim, Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Zonta International established the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in 1938 in honor of pilot Amelia Earhart. Annually, 35 women pursing PhD degrees in aerospace-related sciences or engineering fields are awarded a fellowship of $10,000. KU PhD student, Bella Kim was selected for the fellowship in 2017. “With the prestigious Amelia Earhart fellowship, my professional goal as a female aerospace engineer is to inspire or encourage other female engineers to contribute to our community by being successful in my research.” -Bella Kim


Jeremy Katz presenting his award-winning research

Jayden Garetson, Marshall Space Flight Center

Jayden’s primary project was working alongside two other research associates to test and assist in the development of the Tethers Unlimited SWIFT-XTS Software Defined Radio(SDR). Their secondary project was assembling the Masten Space Systems XL-1T terrestrial flying test bed frame. Jayden also participated in a group activity each weekend with all of the other Academy members. This included skydiving, white water rafting, and a trip to Stennis Space Center and the Michoud Assembly Facility. The Academy, the Space Hardware/Robotics Academy, also went on a five-day trip to San Francisco where they toured several space and robotics companies, as well as the NASA Ames Research Center.

MarsHawks Win

SpaceX Trip In April of 2017, Madison Sargent planned and organized tour visits of SpaceX and Virgin Galactic facilities in Los Angeles. There were 23 students who were able to attend and meet with industry professionals, while also getting to explore the facilities of cutting edge space companies.

KUAE students at SpaceX this spring.

Outside of Virgin Galactic.

In the Spring of 2017, a small class of 7 students met for the first time. The team, which would become the MarsHawks, got to work on designing the first manned mission to Mars. The team was supervised by Dr. Mark Ewing and led by Bailey Miller. The other team members include Arno Prinsloo, Brooke Reid, Nathan Guzman, Brian Frew, Connor Murphy, and Colin Murphy. The team was given a request for proposal from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics to design the first manned orbital mission to Mars. In the end, the team was able to come up with a unique solution to the problem called MOONS. The Mars Orbiter Operating Near Satellites included using some of the latest technology. Propelled by liquid methane thrusters the trip would take 777 days. MOONS was powered by four massive solar panels and one nuclear reactor. Two astronauts were housed in an inflatable module while two others were placed in a medically induced coma-like state to reduce resource use. In July, the MarsHawks team was informed that they had taken first place in the international competition for their MOONS spacecraft.

KUAE On The Road Spring Break 2017 In March of this year, while most of KU was off doing things that normal people do during spring break, 9 KU AE undergrads, two grad students, a post-doc, a professor and a 39-year Air Force veteran took off on a wild aerospace ride across the eastern half of the U.S. The tour took 9 days, covered more than 3,500 miles, included a dozen aerospace museums with design reviews at two major aerospace companies and visits to three NASA centers, two US Army Bases, one Naval Base and five US Air Force Bases. The students saw more than 1,000 rockets, airplanes, helicopters, UAVs, balloons and “other” aircraft dating from 1783 through today. Visits to the two Army bases and the USAF Armament Museum highlighted more


than 2,000 guns, missiles, rockets, bombs and “other” weapon systems. Three of the most important NASA centers contained more than 2,000 space artifacts from astronaut’s gloves to the Saturn V.

Dylan Wachter, Riley Sprunger, Lauren Schumacher, Dr. Richard Bramlette, Anastasiya Skvortsova, Kyle Herda, Patrick McNamee, Evan Westhoff, Arno Prinsloo, Nick Payne, Taylor Johnston, Dr. Barrett and Ronald P. Barrett (Dr. B’s father, behind camera) outside of the US Air Force Museum, Dayton, Ohio.

The trip began on Friday 3/17 just after classes let out and included an overnight stay just outside of the gates of Scott AFB, IL (home of the USAF Air Mobility Command). Wright Patterson AFB and the US Air Force Museum were reached on Saturday. This, the Western world’s largest and most extensive aerospace museum, simply defies words. By far it has the largest collection of airplanes in the country and does an outstanding job in educating visitors as it takes human flight from the days of Icarus and Daedalus through modern times. The new Missile Gallery has a tantalizing collection systems from the Thor to the Minuteman III. A perennial favorite is the “Research and Development” Gallery. Kept in pristine condition, visitors can marvel at wacky VTOL aircraft to fighters that “didn’t make it” to the majestic XB-70. While in Dayton, alumni Robert LaRue (student at AFIT) and Dr. Leslie Smith joined the band of traveling aerospace Jayhawks for dinner. The next stop was Marietta, Georgia where the senior design team had a Critical Design Review (CDR) with some of the nation’s top aerospace engineering professionals at Lockheed Martin Marietta. Dr. Barrett’s friend and classmate Chris Hardin (KUAE ’88) hosted the crew and gave some outstanding feedback. From Atlanta, the crew pressed on to Robins AFB, near Macon, GA. The Museum of Aviation was especially interesting as the Jayhawks got a special “behind the scenes” tour of the restoration hangar. To actually see how a B-17 came together was simply amazing. It was also gratifying to see pieces of Kansas and even Kansas City pop up everywhere in the forms of T-37’s, B-29’s and several beautifully kept B-25’s. Another treat was the first-hand look and stories of “Old


Shaky,” the C-124. Dr. Barrett’s father has 3,600 hours in the aircraft (which was painted in his old squadron colors) as anavigator and told stories about runaway props, main spars breaking in flight, flights with balls of St. Elmo’s fire ricocheting between tied down nuclear weapon cages and so much more. Although Dr. Barrett has stories to tell about technology, his father has even more (!), but from a flyer’s perspective. At this point, the tour split. A trio of Nick, Taylor and Anastasiya turned South towards Cape Canaveral to visit the Kennedy Space Center. While dodging several accidents and saving a person from a trapped car as they were among the first at the scene, they did see quite a few rockets, including and especially the Saturn V. The rest of the Jayhawks went to visit Gulfstream where they were hosted in grand style by Dr. Jason Merrit who gave them unbeatable pointers of business jet design while they delivered a second CDR. The team also got an extremely informative tour of Gulfstream’s interiors mockup and learned about this crazy branch of aerospace engineering which uses brass, mahogany and granite in their structures. Because the majority of the group was also enrolled in the first “Weapon System Engineering and Design” class (being taught as an AE 592), a visit to the US Infantry Museum at Ft. Benning was a must. An excellent review of not only the history of the infantry was included, but many hardand soft-launched weapon systems were explained in great detail along with extremely interesting displays of weapons effects. The group then jumped from one Army base to another as they visited the US Army Aviation Museum in Ft. Rucker, Alabama. This museum had some of the most unique aircraft of the entire trip as they were mostly VTOL. Dr. Barrett had a near mis-adventure as he spun a (still free) wing lift fan in the Ryan XV-5 (on outdoor display), disturbing a hornet’s nest… which sent everybody scrambling to safety near the (quite familiar) T-37. The two groups were reunited at Fort Walton Beach and the US Air Force Armament Museum. Drs. Barrett and Bramlette and Lauren briefed technologists on Eglin AFB while the rest toured the amazing museum. A bit of sleuthing revealed a small stockpile of Beechcraft AQM-37 Jayhawk target drones on the back side of the museum with weeds growing through them. With a few bureaucratic miracles and some work, Dr. Barrett is working on getting one to put up in the Design Room. A short trip down the road from Eglin was the incredible

Museum of Naval Aviation. Unlike all of the other museums, the Navy allows people to get up close and personal with aircraft. It was a special treat for all to actually move ailerons, rudders, elevators, leading-edge slats, dive brakes and so much more.

ways that no book or Powerpoint presentation could ever have done. Future plans call for coming Aerospace Tour trips like this to be folded into a 1-hour aerospace course.

The smallest of the NASA centers visited was Stennis Space Center. This is where the incredible F-1 rocket engines were tested (the largest rocket engines ever produced in the US, generating more than 1.5M lb of thrust). The students took the “behind the scenes” tour and visited the “Infinity Science Center” which was small, but well done. Then the group visited the incredible US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In addition to seeing a horde of spacecraft (and some aircraft as well), the group was regaled by Dr. Bramlette who had spent many summers there attending Space Camp and knew it like the back of his hand. Another great surprise was that it is the location of the fabled “Yellow Submarine” of Beatles fame. From Huntsville, the group packed it up, headed back and were greeted by the amazingly generous Prinsloo family on the South side of KC where they fed everybody pizza and sandwiches. All in all it was a fantastic trip. Aerospace machines, technology and history were brought to life in

Riley Sprunger, Dr. Richard Bramlette, Patrick McNamee, Dylan Wachter, Arno Prinsloo, Kyle Herda, Lauren Schumacher, Evan Westhoff, Anastasiya Skvortsova show their school spirit at Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Faculty News Towards Industrial Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Flows

(a) hpMusic

Z.J. Wang In the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), the simulation of turbulent flow has been a fundamental challenge for many decades. There are three main approaches to compute turbulence: 1) the Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) approach, in which all turbulence scales are modelled; 2) the Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) approach, in which all scales are resolved; 3) the Large Eddy Simulation (LES) approach, in which large scales are computed, while the small scales are modelled. (b) Fluent The RANS approach is the least expensive, but also the least accurate. Figure 1. Comparison of computational Schlieren distributions ( , On the other hand, the DNS approach is the most accurate, but the most c being the chord length, from 0 to 1) expensive. The LES approach is a compromise in accuracy and efficiency, and is expected to play a major role in turbulent flow computations as computer hardware becomes more powerful and less costly.


In the design of aerospace vehicles, the primary CFD design tools are based on the RANS approach. Although this approach has achieved wide-spread success, its accuracy suffers for highly vortex-dominated flows such as those near the stall condition at a high-angle of attack, or flow inside a jet engine, where the flow is highly unsteady, vortex-dominated and often separated. In its 2030 vision [1], NASA set new goals of developing more accurate simulation tools, based on the LES approach. Its potential to compute turbulent flows has been well-known since its inception over fifty years ago. After decades of development, LES is starting to move from being an analysis tool to the design process in limited context where the accuracy is needed and the cost can be justified. Under the support of various government agencies such as AFOSR, ARO, DARPA, DOE, NASA and ONR, my research group has been developing unstructured-mesh based high-order CFD methods (as high as 6th-order) for over a decade. Most commercial and production CFD tools are only second-order accurate, and are very expensive for LES. These high-order methods have the potential of dramatically reducing the computational cost for scale-resolving LES simulations [2]. In a recent study using benchmark turbo-machinery flow problems [3], our high-order CFD tool (named hpMusic) has been shown to be much more accurate and efficient than a commercial CFD code, and its accuracy rivals that of a high-order Air Force production code, FDL3DI. Shown in Figure 1 are the computational Schlieren obtained with hpMusic and a commercial code, Fluent, with a comparable number of total degrees of freedom. Our tool is capable of capturing much richer flow features. The heat transfer prediction also has excellent agreement with experimental data, as well as the result obtained with FDL3DI, as shown in Figure 2. The high-fidelity computational tool, hpMusic, was also used to tackle a benchmark aero-acoustic noise prediction problem very important to the automotive industry. The problem configuration is a generic mirror (composed of half a cylinder and a quarter sphere) placed on a flat plate with a Reynolds number of 520,000. Noise measurements were conducted with microphones at various locations. The noise data can be used to validate the simulation tool. LES was performed for this benchmark problem with various orders of accuracy, and a picture of the flow field is displayed in Figure 3. The computed sound pressure level of a specific location is compared with experimental measurements in Figure 4. Very good agreement was obtained thus validating hpMusic for noise predictions. If you are interested in testing hpMusic for your high-fidelity CFD applications, please get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you. Email: zjw@ku.edu [1] J. Slotnick, A. Khodadoust, J. Alonso, D. Darmofal, W. Gropp, E. Lurie, D. Mavriplis, CFD Vision 2030 Study: A Path to Revolutionary Computational Aerosciences, NASA/CR–2014-218178. [2] Z.J. Wang, K.J. Fidkowski, R. Abgrall, F. Bassi, D. Caraeni, A. Cary, H. Deconinck, R. Hartmann, K. Hillewaert, H.T. Huynh, N. Kroll, G. May, P-O. Persson, B. van Leer, and M. Visbal. “High-Order CFD Methods: Current Status and Perspective,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 72, 811-845, (2013). [3] Z.J. Wang, Y. Li, F. Jia, G.M. Laskowski, J. Kopriva, U. Paliath, R. Bhaskaran, Towards industrial large eddy simulation using the FR/CPR method, Computers and Fluids, 156, 579-589 (2017).

Figure 3. Iso-surfaces of Q-criterion colored by stream-wise velocity for the generic car mirror

Figure 2. Comparison of heat transfer between the present simulation (CPR-P3) and other simulations and experimental data


Experimental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory News Dr. Huixuan Wu Last semester, Dr. Huixuan Wu finished constructing the new AE experimental fluid mechanics laboratory. This lab is equipped with high-repetition-rate cameras, optics, lasers, and a water tunnel. The cameras are able to film at a speed of more than 10,000 frames per second, which is high enough to record the motion of a bullet. The lasers and optics have been integrated into an image-based flow diagnostic system, named particle image velocimetry. This system uses the laser to illuminate seeding particles in a flow and the camera records a sequence of images. Examining the particles’ position on the image can provide the velocity of the investigated flow. The water tunnel is shown in the figure to the right. It can generate a uniform flow up to 3ft per second with a turbulent intensity less than 0.5%. The velocimetry system has been used in the water tunnel. Currently, Dr. Wu’s team is studying a turbulent cylinder wake. In addition to the velocity measurement, the lasers will be used to investigate the density variation caused by a shock wave.

The water tunnel, which is 96 inches in length and has a maximum speed of 3 feet per second, can be used for flow visualization and optical-based measurement.

Aerospace Engineering Summer Camps There were two summer camps this year, each of them one week long, with a total of thirty students in attendance. Dr. Ray Taghavi led the Aerospace discipline with the help of graduate students Sean Underwood and Alejandra Escalera. The morning sessions were spent by lectures covering basic aircraft and helicopter aerodynamics, controls, aerospace engines, etc. The afternoon sessions comprised laboratory activities including wind tunnel testing, flying airplane simulator, running jet-engine simulator, a tour of the aerospace facilities at Lawrence Airport, and shooting water rockets.

Outdoor fun at Summer Camp 2017.


Faculty Journal Publications October 1, 2016-August 31, 2017 A. Winter, D. Steinhage, E.J. Arnold, D.D. Blankenship, M.G.P. Cavitte, H.F.J. Corr, J.D. Paden, S. Urbini, D.A. Young, and O. Eisen, “Radio-Echo Sounding Measurements and Ice-core Synchronization at Dome C, Antarctica,” The Cryosphere, No. 11, March 2017, pp. 653-668.

Choi, D., & Langley, P. (in press). Evolution of the ICARUS Cognitive Architecture. Cognitive Systems Research.

S. Blunt, C. Allen, E. Arnold, R. Hale, R. Hui, S. Keshmiri, C. Leuschen, J. Li, J. Paden, F. Rodriguez-Morales, A. Salandrino, J. Stiles, “Radar Research at the University of Kansas,” Proceedings SPIE, Radar Sensor Technology XXI, Vol. 1018817, 01 May 2017.

Kim, E., & Choi, D. (2016). Planning of UWB Indoor Positioning Network Using Binary Integer Linear Programming. International Journal of Ultra Wideband Communications and Systems, Vol. 3, No. 3, 166-167.

S. Keshmiri, E.J. Arnold, A. Blevins, M. Ewing, R. Hale, C. Leuschen, J. Lyle, A. Mahmood, J. Paden, F. Rodriquez-Morales, S. Yan, “Radar Echo Sounding of Russell Glacier at 35 MHz Using Compact Radar Systems on Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” Proceeding from 2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, July 2017.

Smith, L.A., and Farokhi, S., “The Effect of Pulsed Injection on Supersonic Shear Layer Mixing in a Scramjet Combustor,” International Journal of Turbo & Jet Engines, Vol. 34, No. 1, March 2017.

E.J. Arnold, Martin Mendoza, “Structural-Electromagnetic Simulation Coupling Tool for Airborne Antenna Arrays,” 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2017. J. Vincent, E.J. Arnold, “Beamforming Sensitivity of Airborne Distributed Array to Flight Tracking and Vehicle Dynamics,” 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2017. Barrett, R. (2017). Hybrid Aircraft Aerodynamics and Aerodynamic Design Considerations of Hover to Dash Convertible UAVs. In Advanced UAV Aerodynamics, Flight Stability and Control: Novel Concepts, Theory and Applications (pp. pp. 423-446). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. http:// www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118928687. html http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/ productCd-1118928687.html ISBN: 978-1-118-92868-4 (Invited) Barrett, R. M., Barrett, R. P., & Barrett, C. M. (2017). Design and testing of botanical thermotropic actuator mechanisms in thermally adaptive building coverings. Journal of Smart Materials and Structures, 26(9), 12. http://iopscience.iop.org/ article/10.1088/1361-665X/aa797a http://iopscience.iop.org/ article/10.1088/1361-665X/aa797a (Invited) Rhudy, M. B., Gu, Y., Gross, J. N., & Chao, H. (2017). Onboard Wind Velocity Estimation Comparison for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 53(1), 55-66. Chao, H., Gu, Y., Gross, J., Rhudy, M., & Napolitano, M. (2016). Flight-Test Evaluation of Navigation Information in Wide-Field Optical Flow. Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, 13(11), 419-432. http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.I010482


Kim, E., & Choi, D. (2016). A UWB Positioning Network Enabling Unmanned Aircraft Systems Auto Land. Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 58, 418-426.

Yan, J.-B., Gogineni, S., Rodriguez-Morales, F., Gomez-Garcia, D., Paden, J., Li, J., Leuschen, C., Braaten, D., Richter-Menge, J., Farrell, S., Brozena, J., & Hale, R.. Airborne Measurements of Snow Thickness Using Ultrawideband Frequency-ModulatedContinuous-Wave Radar. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine, June, 2017, pp. 57-76. Keshmiri, S., Lan, E., & Hale, R. (2017). Nonlinear aerodynamics of an unmanned aircraft in wind shear. Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, 89(1), 39-51. doi:http://dx.doi. org/10.1108/AEAT-11-2014-0181 Garcia, G. A., & Keshmiri, S. S. (2016). Biologically inspired trajectory generation for swarming UAVs using topological distances. Aerospace Science and Technology, 54, 312–319. Kim, A. R., Keshmiri, S., Huang, W., & Garcia, G. (2016). Guidance of multi-agent fixed-wing aircraft using a moving mesh method. Unmanned Systems, 4(03), 227–244. Oh, S., Cho, I., & McLaughlin, C. (2016). An Investigation of the Effects of Flaperon Actuator Failure on Flight Maneuvers of a Supersonic Aircraft. International Journal of Aerospace System Engineering, 3(2), 1-8/DOI:10.20910/IJASE.2016.3.2.1. Karwas, A., & Taghavi, R. (in press). An Unconditionally Stable Method for Numerically Solving the Equations of Motion for Solar Sail Spacecraft. Acta Astronica.

Han, S. Y., & Taghavi, R. (in revision). Thermal-Fluidic Numerical Analysis for the Development of Heat Exchanger of KSLV -II Upper Stage. Journal of Mechanical Science & Technology (JMST). Wang, Z.J., Liu, Y., Lacor, C., & Azevedo, J.L.F. (2016). Spectral Volume and Spectral Difference Methods. In: Remi Abgrall ChiWang Shu, eds. Handbook of Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Problems, North Holland, Elsevier, November 2016. Wang, Z.J., & Li, Y. (2017). A mathematical analysis of scale similarity, Communications in Computational Physics, Vol. 21, No. 1 (2017) pp. 149-161. Communications in Computational Physics, 21, 149-161.

into Aerodynamic Characteristics of Oscillating Wings and Performance as Wind Power Generator,” International Journal of Energy Research, in press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/er.3865 Wei, Z, and Zheng, Z. C., 2017, “Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulation on Energy Harvesting from Vortical Flows by a Passive Heaving Foil,” ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 140, No. 1, 011105-1:10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4037661 Zheng, Z. C., Hardin, J. C., 2017, “The Importance of Antisymmetric Modes of the Crow Instability,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 55, No. 7, pp. 2123-2128. http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J055357

Li, Y., & Wang, Z.J. (2016). A Priori and a Posteriori Evaluations of Sub-grid Scale Models for the Burgers’ Equation, Computers and Fluids, 139 (2016) 92–104. Computers and Fluids, 139, 92-104.

Yu, D., Sun, X., Bian, X., Huang, D., and Zheng, Z. C., 2017, “Numerical Study of the Effect of Motion Parameters on Propulsive Efficiency for an Oscillating Airfoil, “ Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 68, pp. 245-263. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j. jfluidstructs.2016.10.009

Wang, Z. J. (2016). A perspective on high-order methods in computational fluid dynamics”, Sci. China-Phys. Mech. Astron. 58, 614701 (2015). Sci. China-Phys. Mech. Astron., 59, 614701. (Invited)

Wang, Y., Huang, D., Han, W., YangOu, C., and Zheng, Z., 2017, “Research on the Mechanism of Power Extraction Performance for Flapping Hydrofoils, “ Ocean Engineering, Vol. 129, pp. 626636. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.10.024

Wang, Z.J., & Huynh, H.T. (2016). A review of flux reconstruction or correction procedure via reconstruction method for the Navier-Stokes equations, Mechanical Engineering Reviews, Vol. 3, No.1 (2016) 1-16. Mechanical Engineering Reviews, 3, 1-16. (Invited)

Yi, P., Wang, Y., Sun, X., Huang, D., and Zheng, Z. C., 2017, “The Effect of Variations in First- and Second Derivatives on Airfoil Aerodynamic Performance, “ Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 54-68. http:// dx.doi.org/10.1080/19942060.2016.1246264

Yu, M., & Wang, Z.J. (2016). Homotopy Continuation of the High-Order Flux Reconstruction/Correction Procedure via Reconstruction (FR/CPR) Method for Steady Flow Simulation, Computers and Fluids 131 (2016) 16–28. Computers and Fluids, 131, 16-28.

Ke, G., and Zheng, Z. C., 2016, “Sound Propagation around Arrays of Rigid and Porous Cylinders in Free Space and near a Ground,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 370, pp. 43-53. http://dx.doi. org/10.1016/j.jsv.2016.01.034

Yu, M., Wang, B., Wang, Z.J., and Farokhi, S., “Numerical Simulation and Analysis of Impact of Mean Flow Shear on the Evolution of Vortex Structures over Flapping Foils,” Journal of Fluids and Structures, September 2017 (accepted for publication). Zhu, H., Fu, S., Shi, L., & Wang, Z.J. (2016). Implicit Large-Eddy Simulation for the High-Order Flux Reconstruction Method, AIAA Journal, Vol. 54, No. 9, pp. 2721-2733, (2016). AIAA Journal, 54, 2721-2733.

Wang, Y., Sun, X., Huang, D., and Zheng, Z., 2016, “Numerical Investigation on Energy Extraction of Flapping Hydrofoils with Different Series Foil Shapes, “ Energy, Vol. 112, pp. 1153-1168. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2016.06.092 Wang, Y., Sun, X., Dong, X., Zhu, B., Huang, D., and Zheng, Z., 2016, “Numerical Investigation on Aerodynamic Performance of a Novel Vertical Axis Wind Turbine with Adaptive Blades, “ Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 108, pp. 275-286. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2015.11.003

Wei, Z., and Zheng, Z. C., 2017, “Energy-Harvesting Mechanism of a Flapping Airfoil in a Vortical Wake,” AIAA Journal, in press. https://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J055628 Cheng, H., Liu, C., Li, J., Liu, B., Zheng, Z. C., Zou, X., Kang, L., and Fang, Y., 2017, “Experimental Study of Aeolian Sand Ripples in a Wind Tunnel,” Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, in press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.4246 Sun, X., Zhang, L., Huang, D., and Zheng, Z. C., 2017, “New Insight


Grants and Other Funded Activity October 1, 2016-August 31, 2017 Arnold, E. J. (Co-Principal), Hale, R. (Co-Principal), Leuschen, C. (Principal), Paden, J. (Co-Principal), & Rodriguez, F. (CoPrincipal). Airborne Radar Surveys of Land and Sea Ice and Data Processing Using CReSIS Instrumentation to Support IceBridge Observations. NNX16AH54G, NASA $6,223,095, Submitted January 28, 2016 (December 21, 2015 - July 31, 2019). Arnold, E. (Principal), & Rodriguez-Morales, F. (Co-Investigator). Adaptation and Demonstration of an UWB Radar for Rotorcraft UAS. Wichita State University & KBOR co- funding $127,596, Submitted September 20, 2016 (October 7, 2016 - September 18, 2017). Arnold, E. (Principal). Coupling Simulations for StructuralElectromagnetic Problems. University of Kansas $6,864, Submitted February 10, 2016 (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017). 2120 Learned Hall. Barrett, R. Royalty Payment to KU for Multiple Aircraft Inventions. Edissey, LLC $5,000, Submitted January 1, 2016 (January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016). Patent Royalties to KU. Barrett, R. M., Patent. “Radar energy absorbing deformable low drag vortex generator”, 9,677,580, Regular, US. KU Transportation Research Institute, (application: August 3, 2016, Granted: June 13, 2017). Barrett, R. M., Bramlette, R. B., Honea, R. B., Patent. “FLAT-STOCK AERIAL VEHICLES AND METHODS OF USE”, 9,601,040, Regular, US. University of Kansas Transportation Research Institute, (application: June 9, 2015, Granted: March 21, 2017).

Hale, R. (Principal). Competitive Programs: Research Experience: NASA Armstrong Internship Summer 2017 - Jeremy Katz. Wichita State University and NASA $6,150 (May 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017). Hale, R. (Principal). NASA Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center for Jayden Garetson. Wichita State University and NASA $6,500 (May 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017). Gogineni, S. (Principal), Braaten, D. (Co-Investigator), Chakrabarti, S. (Co-Investigator), Ewing, M. (Co-Investigator), Hale, R. D. (Co-Principal), Keshmiri, S. (Co-Investigator), Leuschen, C. (Co-Investigator), Vanderveen, C. (CoInvestigator), Stearns, L. (Co-Investigator), & Tsoflias, G. (Co-Investigator). Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS). ANT-0424589, NSF $17,976,000 (June 1, 2010 - May 31, 2017). Effort 12.5% Hale, R. (Principal). National Space Grant Consortium College and Fellowship 2016. NASA; Wichita State University $42,841, Submitted May 20, 2016 (January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016). Keshmiri, S. S. (Principal). Active Wing Shaping Control for Morphing Aircraft. NASA, Wichita State University $104,951, Submitted March 31, 2015 (August 1, 2015 - July 31, 2018).

Chao, H. (Principal). Autonomous Tornado Damage Track Mapping Using a Small UAS. Wichita State University and NASA $15,200, Submitted November 30, 2016 (October 7, 2016 September 18, 2017).

Allen, C. (Principal), Keshmiri, S. S. (Co-Principal), Wang, G. (CoPrincipal), & Yun, H. (Co-Principal). Multichannel Sense-andAvoid Radar for Small UAVs. NASA $795,583, Submitted April 23, 2015 (September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2017).

Chao, H. (Principal), & Zheng, Z. (Co-Principal). Cooperative Gust Sensing and Suppression for Aircraft Formation Flight (Phase II). NNX14AF55A, NASA $110,000 (2014 - 2016). PI percentage: 65%

Keshmiri, S. (Principal). Dynamic Modeling and Control of a Quadcopter in Unstructured Environments. Aerotenna LLC $73,662, Submitted December 18, 2015 (January 11, 2016 April 10, 2017).

Choi, D. (Principal). Architectures for Elaborate Goal Reasoning. Naval Research Laboratory $70,000, Submitted October 4, 2016 (March 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018). Farokhi, S., Taghavi, R. and Keshmiri, S., “Systems, Methods and Devices for Fluid Data Sensing,” U.S. Patent Number 9,541,429, issued on January 10, 2017. Paden, J. (Principal), Hale, R. (Co-Investigator), Leuschen, C. (Co-Investigator), & Rodriguez-Morales, F. (Co-Investigator).


Adaption of Snow Radar for Global Hawk. NNX13AQ30A, NASA $637,077 (August 20, 2013 - September 19, 2017). Competitive, peer reviewed and recommended for funding prior to sequestration, currently on hold.

Wang, Z. (Principal). Towards Extreme-Scale Computing with High-Order Discontinuous Methods. Air Force Office of Scientific Research $382,009, Submitted May 12, 2015 (January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2018).

Wang, Z. (Principal). A High-Order CPR Method on Overset Adaptive Cartesian and Prismatic Meshes for Rotorcraft Flow Simulations. US Army $435,515, Submitted July 31, 2015 (September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2018).

Zheng, Z. (Co-Principal), & Young, B. (Principal). Simulating Cyanobacteria Movement in Milford Lake. KS Dept of Health & Environmt $54,000, Submitted March 28, 2016 (June 1, 2016 June 30, 2017).

Wang, Z. (Co-Investigator), & Shontz, S. (Principal). High Performance Computing and Visualization Infrastructure for Simultaneous Parallel Computing and Parallel Visualization Research. Army Research Office $511,937, Submitted May 12, 2015 (January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2016). (Institutional Award)

Zheng, Z. (Principal). Acoustic Technology: 3D Sounds Propagation HPC Simulation with Impedance and Vegetation Models. W911NF-14-2-0077, DOD, Army Research Laboratory $207,441 (September 29, 2014 - May 31, 2017).

Wu, H. (Principal). Development of holographic particle diameter measurements in complex flows. $8,000 (December 18, 2015 - December 17, 2017).

Zheng, Z. (Principal), & Wu, H. (Co-Principal). Classification of Wind Farm Turbulence and Its Effects on General Aviation Aircraft and Airports. KS Dept of Transportation $70,284, Submitted August 6, 2015 (October 1, 2015 - March 31, 2017).

Zheng, Z. Airport Noise Simulation. CSRA and US Dept of Transportation $74,896 (September 25, 2016 - August 24, 2017).

Alumni News César Ocampo Appointed as Director of Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation in Columbia On March 8, 2017, KUAE alumnus Dr. César Ocampo was appointed by the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as the country’s Director of Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation, an agency which promotes innovation in the nation. Ocampo has worked with NASA in Washington and has served as a faculty member at both the University of Texas at Austin and the Universidad Sergio Arboleda in Columbia.

Valasek Selected as 2017 AIAA Fellow Dr. John Valasek was selected as 2017 AIAA Fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a title reserved for only 1% of the organization’s members. He was inducted on May 3, 2017 at the Ronald Raegan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Valasek continues his work as a Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, where he also serves as director of the Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems. Dr. César Ocampo


Anemaat Inducted into KU Aerospace Engineering Honor Roll Dr. Willem Anemaat, who holds an M.S.A.E. degree from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from KU, was inducted into the KU Aerospace Engineering Honor Roll. He is President and co-founder of Design, Analysis and Research Corporation (DARcorporation), an aeronautical engineering and prototype development company. DARcorporation specializes in airplane design and engineering consulting services, wind and water tunnel testing and design and testing of wind energy devices. Dr. Anemaat is the software

2017 AIAA Fellow, Dr. John Valesek.

architect for “Advanced Aircraft Analysis (AAA).” Dr. Anemaat has been actively involved with more than 350 airplane design projects and has run many subsonic wind tunnel tests for clients. Dr. Anemaat has more than 25 publications in the field of airplane design and analysis. Dr. Anemaat is the recipient of the SAE 2010 Forest R. McFarland Award, Vice Chair of the AIAA Aircraft Design Technical Committee, an AIAA Associate Fellow and an associate editor for the AIAA Journal of Aircraft.

Then and Now

Dr. Ray Taghavi, MaryJo Anemaat, Dr. Willem Anemaat, June Wang, Dr. Z.J. Wang.

KU Aerospace Short Course Program Celebrates 40 Years Professor Emeritus Jan Roskam, Ph.D. – Ackers Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas School of Engineering and founder of the KU Aerospace Short Course Program – learned how to fly before he knew how to drive. From the moment he witnessed fighters zooming overhead as a young boy in the Netherlands during WWII, Roskam said he knew aviation was his future. After his service in the Dutch Air Force and time in the American aviation industry, he “caught the teaching bug,” and in 1967, he joined KU to teach aircraft design. Between 1968 and 1976, Roskam and his team conducted several NASA-sponsored aircraft design and flight test research programs. The revelation that the resulting knowledge and technology could be translated to general aviation companies led to NASA inviting Roskam in 1976 to teach the first short course, General Aviation Feedback Control Technology to 21 engineers from Cessna, Beech, Boeing and Gates-Learjet in Wichita, Kansas.


This was the impetus for a flood of requests from the aircraft industry to offer similar courses on a regular basis. In 1977, the KU Short Course Program was established. Roskam often credits his wife, Janice Barron, with the success of the program, as it transitioned to her leadership in 1981 when she was a Senior Program Manager with the KU Division of Continuing Education – now the KU Department of Professional & Continuing Education (KUPCE). Under her management, the program grew nationally and then internationally - from one instructor and three courses to more than 100 instructors and 40 courses. “It took a lot of people, hard work and dedication,” Barron said. “We had a very supportive leadership team under former Dean of KU Continuing Education Robert Senecal, we were very careful about selecting instructors, and we were very cognizant of student evaluations.” As time progressed, Roskam noticed a growing need in the U.S. and overseas. The program began offering courses specifically tailored to governmental and industrial organizations. Dubbed “on-site,” these courses were conducted at missile and aircraft manufacturers and other governmental entities. KU Aerospace Short Courses then spread to North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Topics expanded beyond aircraft design, stability, control and aerodynamics to include certification, compliance, flight testing, structures, materials, flutter, safety and more. The core thought process, however, remains the same. “In any decision you make, you must ask yourself, ‘What if this goes wrong? At which point does survivability become an issue?’ All the systems that go into a plane all have the possibility of failing at certain points,” Roskam said. “These all have to be investigated and see if the situation is survivable. That is the most important aspect of the airplane design process.” The program continues to innovate with the industry and recruit top industry experts to teach courses addressing the most pertinent issues in aviation today. Over the past 40 years, the KU Aerospace Short Course Program has become the professional training choice of the global aerospace community. KU’s Aerospace Short Courses cover nearly 50 industryspecific topics delivered online, in public (openenrollment) courses at designated locations in the U.S. and on-site at locations around the world. Aerospace

professionals may also combine certain courses to earn a Certificate of Specialization in one of nine areas: Aerospace Compliance, Aircraft Design, Aircraft Maintenance and Safety, Aircraft Structures, Avionics and Avionic Components, Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems, Electromagnetic Effects, Flight Tests and Aircraft Performance, and Unmanned Aircraft. Industry, academic and governmental aviation experts present live and on-demand webinars throughout the year. Prof. Roskam is still involved in KU Professional & Continuing Education, sharing his invaluable industry perspective that spans the decades since the second world war to new generations of engineers through his History of Airplane Design webinar series. “The word ‘continuing’ in Continuing Education says it all,” Roskam said. “One never is finished educating him or herself. It’s an ongoing process throughout one’s life. The KU Aerospace Short Course Program is vital outreach for the university and an extremely important part of keeping engineers up-to-date about technology. It’s almost literally a matter of life and death.” To learn more, to register for courses and webinars or to view select past webinars, visit kupce.ku.edu/aero-shortcourses-home. KU Aerospace Short Course Program By the Numbers >39,000 aerospace professionals have chosen the program to develop their technical skills >1,200 courses around the world 48 current course offerings 39 industry expert instructors 6 continents are host to KU Aerospace Short Courses 9 certificates of specialization Upcoming Events Professional development opportunities for engineers and managers in the aerospace industry Live History of Airplane Design webinars Jan Roskam, Ph.D., teaches History of Airplane Design webinar series sessions from 11 a.m. – Noon. The following are upcoming dates and featured companies for each: March 14, 2018: Tupolev, Yakovlev, Sukhoi and Antonov May 9, 2018: Gloster, Blackburn, Hawker and Bristol July 11, 2018: Curtiss, Bell, AVRO-Canada, De HavillandCanada, Canadair, Learjet and Bombardier Sept. 12, 2018: Westland, English Electric, Folland, Fairey and Miles


Nov. 14, 2018: Ilyushin, MIG, Bloch, Dassault, Breguet and Fouga Learn more and register: kupce.ku.edu/aero-webinars. Exclusive to the readers of The University of Kansas Aerospace News, use discount code KUAERO17 for 10 percent off of registration for History of Airplane Design webinar sessions. Designated open-enrollment training locations Orlando, Florida November 13–17, 2017 – 9 classes November 5-9, 2018 – 11 courses Seattle, Washington April 23-27, 2018 – 8 classes Denver, Colorado June 4-8, 2018 – 6 classes *Hannah Lemon, marketing publisher, KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas

Professor Emeritus Jan Roskam, Ph.D., his wife, Janice Barron, and their beloved dog, Lucky, pose during a dinner session in 1991 while they were in Hatfield, U.K., to deliver a short course at British Aerospace.

Colloquium Series Fall 2016-Spring 2017 The Department of Aerospace Engineering brings in several industry experts every academic year to present to students and faculty. The goal of Colloquium is to expose students to a variety of disciplines in the aerospace engineering field. Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Z.J. Wang KU Aerospace Engineering

Z.J. Wang KU Aerospace Engineering

Career Services KU School of Engineering

Shawn Whitcomb Lockheed Skunk Works

Sam Gemar NASA, retired

Steve Hawley KU Physics & Astronomy

Alan Mullaly Ford Motor Company, retired

Advisory Board Spring Roundtable

John Pilla Spirit AeroSystems

Christopher Hess U.S. Air Force Reserve

Advisory Board Freshmen Roundtable Ed DiGirolamo Lockheed Martin


Congrats to Our Graduates! Fall 2016-Summer 2017 BS Elliot Glenn Bicker Christopher Dale Bynum Alex Michael Carnoali Juan Carlos Castro Garcia Olivia Maureen Coulson Jordan Blair Dixon Brian Nicholas Frew Philip Nathaniel Guzman Michael Blaine Johnson Patrick I. McNamee Bailey Jakub Miller Juan Eduardo Munoz Colin Todd Murphy Conner Michael Murphy Arno Prinsloo Brooke N. Reid Thomas Daniel Row Antonio Giovanni Schoneich Ian Thomas Sheppard Elizabeth Lear Stoops Austin Edmu Tuggle Mihir Vedantam Carlo Andrend Wiesse Lazarte

MS Eric Bodlak Dhruv Chawla Adam D’Silva Jeevan Kolli Shriniwas Kolpuke Sunayan Mullick Ankur Patil Aditya Sainath Lauren Schumacher Nathan Smith PhD Yanan Li Cheng Zhou

Students and faculty gather for the traditional walk down the hill on Sunday, May 14th, 2017.

23rd Annual Awards Banquet

Aerospace faculty, staff, students, and advisory board members joined together on April 7th, 2017 to celebrate achievements through the year and to welcome new faces that joined the department. Emeritus faculty members also joined the night, as well as University faculty and staff. Senior MC, Nathan Guzman, spoke about the latest department news and announced this year’s award winners. Outstanding GTA: Sean Underwood Outstanding Sophomore: Jacksen Goyer Outstanding Junior: Taylor George Outstanding Senior: Thomas Row Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher: Joseph Vincent Vince Muirhead Award for Leadership: Brooke Reid

Dr. Mark Ewing was voted Aerospace Educator of the Year by the senior class.

Willem Anemaat was inducted into the KUAE Honor roll.

The propulsion systems design team poses with Dr. Farokhi.


Laboratory News Propulsion Simulator Our Propulsion Simulator (from Price Induction) is a real-time response engine simulation station. This simulator is based on a high bypass ratio, geared turbofan engine. It is equipped with FADEC (Full-Authority Digital Engine Control) and engine control unit. It is a versatile system that allows the user to modify the parameters related to flight conditions by acting on outside conditions, throttle position, master switch and mode selector, at any time.

Marv Nuss, Dean Michael Branicky, and KUAE faculty and staff cut the ribbon for the new simulator facility.

In addition, the engine simulator offers a wide range of applications on control systems, thermodynamics and aerodynamics that are very useful to our students. They can work with the operating parameters of the hydraulic circuits and fuel system. They may visualize the evolution of the engine’s thermodynamic operating parameters as well as airflow velocity in turbomachinery (statorrotor) stages in the engine.

Flight Simulator An RC-1 Elite flight simulator was recently donated to the Department of Aerospace Engineering by Rear Admiral Gene Kendall. We upgraded to the 3D computer and graphics software in order to enhance the flight experience. The simulator is used to teach AE430 students how flight controls and instruments interact together. It is also used for demonstrations and Engineering Expo, a multi-day event that hosts students from kindergarten through 12th grade, so guests can fly it as well. The simulator is a wonderful addition to our department. The simulator is placed in room 2C06 so that the display and cockpit is visible from the second floor hall way through glass doors so visitors as well as students can see it when in operation. Students and visitors who watch it, or better yet fly it, will hopefully further explore their interest in the engineering fields.


Funding Our Future Investments in the Department from alumni and friends like you are critical in our effort to provide our students an excellent aerospace education. KUAE has built a national and international reputation in our undergraduate education. To sustain that excellence, we do need your support. There are many giving opportunities for the Department that benefit our students, faculty, programs, research, and facilities. We invite you to visit the KU Endowment web site to give to the area of the Department or the University that interests you. If you have any questions, please contact us by email (givetoku@kuendowment.org) or call KU Endowment at 800-444-4201. The Department has recently started the Dr. Jan Roskam Faculty Opportunity Fund. This fund shall be used to support faculty in the Aerospace Engineering Department for salary support, travel, and other costs associated with advancement of the educational and research mission of the Department. With your support, KUAE will soar to new heights. The Aerospace Engineering Department wishes to acknowledge and thank the following generous donors who have contributed from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

Premier Society—$100,000 or more Lifetime Walter R. Garrison and Jayne B. Garrison Hazel Best Nuss and Marvin R. Nuss Deans Club Ambassadors—$10,000 to $24,999 Jane E. Fortin and Paul E. Fortin, PhD Deans Club Benefactors—$5,000 to $9,999 Vicki S. Johnson, PhD Deans Club—$1,000 to $2,999 Andrew F. Dracon Charles L. Guthrie Leland R. Johnson Jr., PhD Jason M. Jundt and Stephanie Kresky-Jundt Daniel M. Kennedy Chuan-Tau Lan and Sumy C. Lan Kurt L. Schueler Charles A. Shoup Dr. Zhi Jian Wang and June Qu David B. Weaver and Laurie A. Weaver Rising Star-Deans Club—$500 to $999 Sarah Elizabeth McCandless Campanile Club—$500 to $999 Lawrence L. Gore H. Ronald Miller and Sandra K. Miller Richard L. Peil Robert J. Powell Esther Miller Smith Gregory J. Van Sickel Elizabeth Waugh and J. Scott McCandless William E. Witwicki

Crimson and Blue Club—$300 to $499 Wilhelmus A.J. Anemaat, PhD and Mary Jo Anemaat Kenneth C. Leone Donald L. McMillen and Nancy M. McMillen Dallas C. Wicke 1865 Club—$100 to $299 Anne E. Aunins-Whiting Luis C. Berges Kristin B. Beyer Michael S. Burtle and Brenda Burtle Gerald R. Callejo Charlotte Ann Craig Frederick P. Dibble Edward A. DiGirolamo Saeed Farokhi and Mariam Farokhi James A. Franklin, PhD and Marie Wagner Franklin Dawn M. Galloway and Matthew A. Galloway Milton L. Gleason and Deborah K. Gleason George C. Hill and Paula Hall Hill John Ed Hunnicutt Robert W. Iler Dion P. Lies Jeffrey C. Miller Vincent U. Muirhead Chih-Chin Pan, PhD Loy D. Rickman Jr. and Linda Boekhout Rickman Kevin L. Smith Robert A. Stuever, PhD and Lisa M. Stuever COL Richard A. Willhite, USAF, Retired Grant E. Worden


John A. Zimmerman and Renee A. Zimmerman Donors—up to $99 Jack M. Abercrombie and Carolyn K. Abercrombie Justin A. Berndt Jennifer M. Cassell Thomas D. Clark Matthew R. G. Fieser Richard Gerren, PhD and Donna S. Gerren, PhD Richard L. Horvath and Meredith L. Horvath CAPT James D. Keen, USN, Ret. and Jody M. Keen

CAPT Wendell C. Ridder, USN Retired and Anne H. Ridder Eric S. Sherman Leslie A. Smith, PhD Su-Gin Tiong Edward Wolcott Industry Foundation Donor The Boeing Company DARCORP Honeywell International Corporation Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

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