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Aircraft Aerodynamics and Design Group

The Aircraft Aerodynamics and Design Group is involved with research in applied aerodynamics and aircraft design.

Work ranges from the development of computational and experimental methods for aerodynamic analysis to studies of unconventional aircraft concepts and new architectures for multidisciplinary design optimization. The auxiliary Flight Research Lab is devoted to studies of unusual aircraft configurations and novel flight-control concepts; there, flight experiments involving small, remotely piloted aircraft instrumented with computers and sensors are used to augment results from analytical design studies.