Fully-funded PhD studentship in Gust Load Alleviation Methods
Deadline for applications: until filled
Expected starting date: 1 October 2020
Many advanced air vehicles are sized to sustain gust loads and active aeroelastic control presents a strategy to obtain large weight savings. Sophisticated load alleviation strategies need both nonlinear aeroelastic simulation and nonlinear control tools tailored to the complex physics of the incoming nonstationary flow (dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.G000715). This PhD will explore strategies for load alleviation on next-generation flexible aircraft under realistic atmospheric conditions (obtained from realization of the Navier-Stokes equations). It will build on the open-source SHARPy aeroelastic environment (www.sanjaynarvekar.com/aeroelastics/sharpy). Interest candidates please contact Prof Rafael Palacios (firstname.lastname@example.org) via email with the subject: Gust Loads PhD.
Latest update: 16 Nov 2019