Category: Research Highlights

Iowa State Aerospace Engineering to lead $1 million NSF Grant

Iowa State University aerospace engineering assistant professors Peng Wei and Kristin Yvonne Rozier will lead a $1,000,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, creating a system to manage and monitor low-altitude air traffic. Around the campus of Iowa State University, the sky can be bustling with helicopters, crop dusters, recreation planes, and personal unmanned aerial … Continue reading Iowa State Aerospace Engineering to lead $1 million NSF Grant

Engineering researchers collaborate to study pipeline corrosion

Ashraf Bastawros, professor of aerospace engineering, has received a $300,000 grant from the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA). Along with Dr. Kurt Hebert from chemical engineering, Dr. Pranav Shrotriya from mechanical engineering, and Dr. Leonard Bond from the Center of Non Destructive Evaluation, Bastawros will develop advanced detection methods to … Continue reading Engineering researchers collaborate to study pipeline corrosion

Two professors and Phd student predict new phase transformation in physics journal

Valery Levitas, Schafer Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and of mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering PhD student Hao Chen, and Assistant Professor Liming Xiong published their work in Physical Review Letters, a highly ranked physics journal. In the paper, the researchers predicted and studied a new type of first-order phase transformations. Levitas, Xiong, and … Continue reading Two professors and Phd student predict new phase transformation in physics journal

The Man Who Could Save The Planet

Aerospace Engineering Professor Bong Wie was recently profiled by Tom Lyden of KMSP Fox 9 in Minneapolis for his work with the Iowa State Asteroid Deflection Research Center. Wie, along with several graduate students, have developed a device that could save the planet from an asteroid hurtling towards Earth. The plan is currently under consideration from NASA … Continue reading The Man Who Could Save The Planet

Characterization, modeling and uncertainty analysis of tornado wind and its effects on buildings

Award Title: CHARACTERIZATION, MODELING AND UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS OF TORNADO WIND AND ITS EFFECTS ON BUILDINGS Investigator(s): Partha Sarkar (PI) Award Amount: $250,000 Project Starts: June 1, 2014 Funding Agency: National Science Foundation The objective of this project is to characterize, model and analyze uncertainty of tornado wind and its effects on buildings with an aim to enhance … Continue reading Characterization, modeling and uncertainty analysis of tornado wind and its effects on buildings

A framework for turbulence modeling using big data

Award Title: A FRAMEWORK FOR TURBULENCE MODELING USING BIG DATA Investigator(s): Paul Durbin (PI) Award Amount: $89,595 Project Starts: January 1, 2014 Funding Agency: University of Michigan Assessments by NASA have identified deficiencies in the representation of turbulence as the most severe obstacle to the realization of predictive computational simulations of relevance to the aerodynamics community. … Continue reading A framework for turbulence modeling using big data

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