Research

2011 to 2016 Research

 

Fundamental Investigations into Future Low-Drag Single-/ and Co-axial Rotor Hub Systems
Faculty: Schmitz, Willits, Coder. 2016 VLRCOE Task

Advanced Transition and Turbulence Modeling for Rotorcraft CFD Applications
Faculty: Coder, Glasby. 2016 VLRCOE Task

Ice Adhesion Strength Modeling and Mitigation Via Low Surface Roughness Erosion Resistant Coatings for Rotor Blades
Faculty: Palacios, Wolfe. 2016 VLRCOE Task

Seamless Manufacturing of Hybrid-Material Turbines for High Temperature Rotorcraft Propulsion System by Field Assisted Sintering
Faculty: Yamamoto, Singh. 2016 VLRCOE Task

Fidelity Requirements for Ship Airwake Modeling in Dynamic Interface Simulations
Faculty: Horn, Schmitz, Kinzel, Leishman, Gnanamanickam. 2016 VLRCOE Task

High Airspeed Carriage of External Loads
Faculty: Horn, Langelaan, Enciu, Rosen. 2016 VLRCOE Task

Load Alleviation Control Design Using High Order Dynamic Models
Faculty: Horn, Enciu. 2016 VLRCOE Task

Fundamental Aeroacoustics of Coaxial Helicopter Rotors
Faculty: Brentner, Lee. 2016 VLRCOE Task

Enhanced Damping for High-Speed Rigid Rotors via Tailored Hybrid Nanocomposites and Flexible Fluidic Matrix Composite Blade Dampers
Faculty: Smith, Rahn, Bakis. 2016 VLRCOE Task

Experimental and Computational Analysis of Thermal and Dynamic Performance of Hybrid Gears Under Normal and Loss-of-Lubrication    Operation
Faculty: McIntyre, Isaacson, Campbell, Juska. 2016 VLRCOE Task

Experimental Validation, Noise and Dynamic Analysis and Variable Speed Attributes of High Power Density Pericyclic Transmission
Faculty: Smith, DeSmidt, Bill. 2016 VLRCOE Task

Active Clutch Engagement Control and Maneuver-Assisted Shifting for Two-Speed Rotorcraft Transmissions
Faculty: DeSmidt, Smith, Bill. 2016 VLRCOE Task

Slung Load State and Parameter Estimation for Autonomous Multi-lift   Systems
Faculty: Langelaan, Horn. Sponser: 2016 VLRCOE Task

Design of Composite Shafts for Testing at Aberdeen Proving Ground
Faculty: Bakis, C. E. Sponser: Army Research Laboratory through the PSU ARL

Advanced Materials Technology TAJI 2014
Faculty: Bakis, C. E., Koudela, K. L., Sponser: Vertical Lift Consortium

Aging Effects in Composite Structures
Faculty: Bakis, C. E. Sponser: Sikorsky Aircraft Co.

PowerPanels: Multifunctional Composites with Li-Ion Battery Cores
Faculty: Rahn, C. D., Bakis, C. E., Hickner, M. A., and Zhang, Y. Sponser: ARPA-E RANGE Program

Penn State GATE Center of Excellence: In-Vehicle, High-Power Energy Storage Technologies
Faculty: Anstrom, C. E., Bakis and 8 others. Sponser: National Energy Technology Laboratory, US DOE

Unsteady airfoil design methods
Faculty: Maughmer, Sponsor: NRTC VLRCOE Task

Rotor hub flow physics for drag reduction
Faculty: Schmitz, Sponsor: NRTC VLRCOE Task

Icing physics, modeling, detection
Faculty: Palacios, Kinel, Brentner, Sponsor: NRTC VLRCOE Task

Autonomous multi-lift system
Faculty: Maughmer, Horn, Langelaan, Sponsor: NRTC VLRCOE Task

Effects of Nansilica Filler on the Ballistic Impact Behavior of Composite Driveshafts
Faculty: Bakis, Adair, Sponsor: NRTC VLRCOE Task

Aeroelastically tailored wing extensions and winglets for Large Civil Tiltrotors
Faculty: Smith, Maughmer, Sponsor: NRTC VLRCOE Task

Control redundancy on compound rotorcraft for performance, HQ, and survivability
Faculty: Horn, Brentner, Gandhi, Sponsor: NRTC VLRCOE Task

Physics of active rotors for performance and acoustics
Faculty: Brentner, Schmitz, Sponsor: NRTC VLRCOE Task

Comprehensive analysis of gearbox loss of lubrication
Faculty: Kunz, Bill, Chang, Saribay, Sponsor: NRTC VLRCOE Task

Health monitoring for joints in composite structures
Faculty: Lissenden, Rose, Sponsor: NRTC VLRCOE Task

Advanced response types / cueing systems for naval operations
Faculty: Horn, Sponsor: NRTC VLRCOE Task

Autonomous shipboard take-off and landing
Faculty: Langelaan, Horn, Sponsor: NRTC VLRCOE Task

Durability Evaluation of Single Crystal Energy Harvesters – CBM TAJI
Faculty: Conlon, Reichard, Smith, Sponsor: NRTC Vertical Lift Consortium

Guided Wave Sensors for Rotor Blade Damage Detection –CBM TAJI
Faculty: Rose, Sponsor: NRTC Vertical Lift Consortium

Evaluation of Pericyclic Transmission Concepts – Drive Systems TAJI
Faculty: Saribay, Smith, Bill, Sponsor: NRTC Vertical Lift Consortium

Modeling of Rotor Blade Ultrasonic Deicing and Experimental Comparison with Electrothermal Ice Protection Systems
Faculty: Palacios, Smith, Sponsor: NRTC Vertical Lift Consortium

Time Frequency Transforms and Symbolic Dynamic Filtering for Rotor Stability Identification – Aeroelastic Stability TAJI
Faculty: Horn, Ray, Sponsor: NRTC Vertical Lift Consortium

Cable Angle Feedback for Active External Load Control – VMS TAJI
Faculty: Horn, Sponsor: NRTC Vertical Lift Consortium

Mechanical Performance of Nanoreinforced Composites for Rotorcraft Applications – Advanced Materials TAJI
Faculty: Bakis, Koudela, Sponsor: NRTC Vertical Lift Consortium

Aided/Automated Flare and Landing during Autorotation
Faculty: Horn, Langelaan, Sponsor: NRTC Vertical Lift Consortium

Rotor Hub CFD Computations
Faculty: Kunz, Sponsor: NRTC Vertical Lift Consortium

Analysis and Characterization of Textile-Based Crashworthy Payload Restraint Systems
Faculty: Bakis, Yukish, Smith, Little, Sponsor: NRTC Vertical Lift Consortium

Centrifugally Driven Pneumatic Actuators for Active Rotors
Faculty: Palacios, Smith, Sponsor: NRTC Vertical Lift Consortium

Novel Structural Health Monitoring Scheme for Glass-Fiber Composites using Nanofillers
Faculty: Bakis, Wang ( U of Michigan), Sponsor: Army Research Office

Innovative Energy Absorbers Based on Composite Tube
Faculty: Bakis, Smith, Yukish, Sponsor: Office of Naval Research

Flight Test Measurement of Airwake Disturbances for Validation of Virtual Dynamic Interface Simulations
Faculty: Horn, Snyder (USNA), Sponsor: Office of Naval Research

Autonomous UAV Aerodynamic Performance Analysis for the Near-Ship Environment Phase II.5 Navy STTR – (CRAFT-Tech)
Faculty: Horn, Sponsor: Office of Naval Research

Autonomous Control Modes and Optimized Path Guidance for Shipboard Landing in High Sea States
Faculty: Horn, Sponsor: Office of Naval Research

Pilot-in-the-Loop CFD Method Development
Faculty: Horn, Sponsor: Office of Naval Research

Acoustically Tailored Panels for Low Cabin Noise – NRA
Faculty: Hambric, Koudela, Sponsor: NASA Langley Research Center

High Fidelity CFD Analysis and Validation of Rotorcraft Gear Box Aerodynamics – NRA
Faculty: Kunz, Sponsor: NASA Glenn Research Center

Development of Nanoparticle-Enhanced Towpreg for Filament Wound Composites
Faculty: Bakis, Sponsor: NASA Glenn Research Center

A Multi-Functional Ultrasonic Sensor System for Composite Rotor Blade Ice Protection, Ice Sensing, and Structural Health Monitoring (SBIR with FBS Inc)
Faculty: Smith, Palacios, Sponsor: NAVAIR

Innovative Methods for Real-Time Damage Alleviation (SBIR with Technical Data Associates)
Faculty: Horn, Ray, Sponsor: NAVAIR

MQ-8B VTUAV/Fire Scout Structural Dynamics Testing Support
Faculty: Conlon, Hambric, Sponsor: Wyle Labs/NAVAIR

Learning from Plants — Biologically-Inspired Multi-Functional Active Composites
Faculty: Bakis, Rahn, Sponsor: NSF

Civil Certification Noise Prediction Tools
Faculty: Brentner, Morris, Sponsor: Bell Helicopter TEXTRON

Analysis of Rotor Startup/Shutdown in Complex Winds
Faculty: Smith, Zhang, Kunz, Sponsor: Bell Helicopter TEXTRON

Alternate Control Laws for Fly-by-Wire Helicopters
Faculty: Horn, Sponsor: Bell Helicopter TEXTRON

Tailboom Vibration Control via F2MC
Faculty: Smith, Rahn, Sponsor: Bell Helicopter TEXTRON

Pericyclic Transmission Design Studies
Faculty: Rao, Saribay, Sponsor: BOEING Rotorcraft

Gearbox Windage Loss Simulation
Faculty: Kunz, Sponsor: BOEING Rotorcraft

Titanium Hardening Study
Faculty: Copley, Sponsor: BOEING Rotorcraft

Dynamic Gear Testing – AATD FARDS program
Faculty: Sonti, Rao, Sponsor: Sikorsky Aircraft

Support for Hub Drag testing – VLRCOE program
Faculty: Schmitz, Sponsor: Sikorsky Aircraft

Ice Accretion to Cascade Flow Configurations of Engine Compressors
Faculty: Palacios, Sponsor: GE Global Research

Conceptualization, Modeling, and Characterization of a CF Driven Multi- State Lead-Lag Bypass Damper
Faculty: Lesieutre, Smith, Sponsor: LORD Corporation

Vibration Control via Coupled Fluidic Pitch Links
Faculty: Rahn, Smith, Sponsor: LORD Corporation

Viscoelectric Devices for Energy Harvesting
Faculty: Lesieutre, Smith, Sponsor: LORD Corporation

Deicing systems, Nanocomposites, Multi-Rotor Lift Systems, Structural Health Monitoring – VLRCOE Program Support
Faculty: Smith, Palacios, Bakis, Adair, Horn, Lissenden, Rose, Sponsor: Goodrich/UTAS

Evaluating Carbo-Nitrided Pyrowear 675
Faculty: Isaacson, Rao, Sponsor: Timken

Analysis of Gearbox Loss of Lubrication – VLRCOE task support
Faculty: Kunz, Bill, Chang, Saribay, Rao, Sponsor: Timken

Simulation Model Validation and Handling Qualities Analysis of the X-49A Compound Helicopter
Faculty: Horn, Sponsor: Piasecki Aircraft Corporation

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