Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 Seminars

Date Title/Location Speaker

Spring 2015

February 11
3:30 pm
Control of Instabilities in Reactive and Non-Reactive Flowfields


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Chris Cadou

Professor Ann Karagozian
Department of Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles

February 18
3:30 pm
Diagnosing unsteady separated flows


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Anya Jones

Karen Mulleners
Assistant Professor
Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne
February 25
3:30 pm

Fluid dynamics made simple: balanced models and the Koopman operator


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Anya Jones

Professor Clancey Rowley
Department of Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering
Princeton University
March 4
3:30 pm

How Transportation Applications Taught Me to Love Disturbances, Noise, and Unmodeled Dynamics


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Huan Xu

Associate Professor Sean Brennan
Mechanical Engineering
Penn State

March 11
3:30 pm

Mach 10 Boundary-Layer Transition Experiments on Sharp and Blunted Cones


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Chistine Hartzell

Eric Marineau
Lead Aerospace Technologist
AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9
March 25
3:30 pm
Aerodynamic Flow Control: From Basic Research to Application


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Anya Jones

Professor Miki Amitay
Professor and James L. Decker ’45 Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering
Director of the Center for Flow Physics
and Control (CeFPaC)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

April 1
3:30 pm
Interplanetary Mission Design via Multi-Objective Hybrid Optimal Control


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Brent Barbee & Chistine Hartzell

Jacob Englander
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

April 15
3:30 pm
Fundamentals of Spacecraft Propulsion Based On Electrospray Sources


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Ray Sedwick

Associate Professor Paulo Lozano
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Director, Space Propulsion Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 27
5:00 pm

Tackling the Extreme Challenges of Air-Breathing Hypersonic Vehicle Design, Technology, and Flight

Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
Pepco Room, 1105

Dr. Kevin Bowcutt
Senior Technical Fellow & Chief Scientist of Hypersonics
The Boeing Company
April 29
3:30 pm
Information measures for statistical orbit determination using particle filters


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Chistine Hartzell

Alinda Mashiku
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

May 6
3:30 pm
Advancing Science and Technology via SmallSat Systems: From Earth to Beyond LEO


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Chistine Hartzell

Charles Norton
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology

 

May 6
3:30 pm
Forensics of Explosions: Oklahoma City and IEDs


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Elaine Oran

John E. Malooly
Malooly Associates, Chicago, Illinois
Senior Special Agent (retired) with US Department of Justice,
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Arson-Explosives Group

Fall 2014

September 17
10 am
From Basic Research to Relevant Vehicle Applications: Dynamic-Aerodynamic Interactions of Bluff Bodies


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Anya Jones

Professor Marilyn Smith
Daniel Guggenheim School of
Aerospace Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

September 24
10 am

CODER: Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Raymond Sedwick
Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Maryland

October 1
10 am
Rocks in a plasma stream: Simulations of wake formation at the Moon and small bodies


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Christine Hartzell

Mike Zimmerman
Applied Physics Lab
October 8
10 am
Logarithmic scaling in wall-bounded turbulent flows [pdf Flyer]


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Elaine Oran

Professor Alexander Smits
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Gasdynamics Laboratory
Princeton University
October 15
10 am
Aerodynamic Sensing for Autonomous Unmanned Aircraft Systems [pdf]


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Derrick Yeo
University of Maryland
October 22
10 am
Vorticity generation and air entrainment in free surface flows [pdf]


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room [pdf]
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Stuart Laurence

Philippe Bardet
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
George Washington University
October 29
10 am
The Strength & Mechanics of Asteroids: Implications for Exploration & Mitigation [pdf]


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Christine Hartzell

Professor Dan Scheeres
Aerospace Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder
November 5
10 am
Understanding an hourglass, and other granular flows, in under an hour [pdf]


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Christine Hartzell

Professor Melany Hunt
Dotty and Dick Hayman
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Division of Engineering and Applied Science
California Institute of Technology
November 12
10 am

Determining Wing Performance from Measurements in the Turbulent Self-Preserved Wake [pdf]

Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Jewel Barlow

Aaron Altman
University of Dayton
November 19
10 am
Reflection of an oblique shock wave from an axis of symmetry [pdf]


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Christine Hartzell

Hans Hornung
California Institute of Technology
November 20
5 pm
Innovations at Sikorsky [pdf]

Zupnik Lecture Hall, Room 1110
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building

Part of the Sikorsky Colloquium Series

Chris Van Buiten
Vice President
Technology and Innovation
Research & Engineering
Sikorsky

December 3
10 am
Leading-edge vortex in unsteady aerodynamics at
low Reynolds number
[pdf]


Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Host: Anya Jones

Professor Tim Colonius
Mechanical and Civil Engineering
California Institute of Technology
December 10
10 am

Introduction to the KARI Low Speed Wind Tunnel and Current Research

Aerospace Engineering Conference Room
3164 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Kijung Kwon
Visiting Professor