The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Academics

ASDL provides a comprehensive systems engineering and advanced design methods curriculum that enables its students to become the future leaders of the aerospace systems industry.

Awards & Honors

ASDL has been named a Center of Excellence (COE) by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under the University Research Engineering Technology Institute (URETI) on Aeropropulsion and Power Technology (UAPT) program and by the Federal Aviation Administration for Aircraft Noise and Aviation Emissions Mitigation as well as the new Air Transportation COE for Alternative Jet fuels and the Environment.

Strategic Vision

In a broad sense, the basic aim of current and future research at ASDL is to be a leader in aerospace systems design. ASDL aims to accomplish this by fulfilling several roles:

Being a leading developer of design methods suitable for the design of all types of complex systems. These complex systems can include airframe and propulsion concepts, torpedoes, missiles, ships, rotorcraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, power generators, etc. Providing a point of dissemination for cutting-edge research to government, academia, and industry; Being a strong advocate of those fields critical to the continued maturation of the industry, such as improved safety, reduced environmental impact, lower acquisition and operating cost, etc Training the next generation of highly-qualified engineers for industry and the government

Congratulations to the ASDL Students that Passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations in Fall 2017!

(1/26/2017)

ASDL is proud to announce that the following students in our lab have passed the Ph.D. qualifying exams this Fall:


Patrick Meyer
Wil Roberts
Mackenzie Lau
Matthew Guckenberger
Esma Karagoz
Fatma Karagoz
Roger Lascorz
Darshan Sarojini

Congratulations December 2016 ASDL Graduates!

(1/11/2017)

MS:
Ryan Armstrong
Ethan Evans
Aroua Gharbi
Andrew Hull
Mason Levy
Po-Nien Lin
Matthew Miller
Ramtin Motahar
Devan Thanki

PhD:
John Dykes
Sayan Ghosh
Vadim Kim
David Rancourt
Dennis Siedlak
Adam Siegel
Halil Sahin Tetik


Happy Holidays

(12/15/2016)

We here at ASDL would like to wish you a happy holidays.



Happy Holidays from ASDL

Congratulations to the ASDL Students that Passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations in Fall 2016!

(11/1/2016)

ASDL is proud to announce that the following students in our lab have passed the Ph.D. qualifying exams this Fall:


Jai Ahuja
Mayank Bendarkar
Manuel Diaz
Raphael Gautier
John Mines
Christian Perron
Manish Pokhrel
Coline Ramee
Matthew Schmit
Kisun Song

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ASDL Grad Student Named Student of the Year

(3/3/2016)

Aerospace engineering grad student Evan Harrison has been selected as the 2016 Department of Transportation Student of the Year for the FAA Centers of Excellence.The 25-year-old Washington, GA native traveled to Washington, DC in January to formally receive the honor from the Department of Transportation.

Harrison, a doctoral student, is one of several students working with ASDL director Dr. Dimitri Mavris and research engineer Dr. Hernando Jimenez on the Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS), FAA Center of Excellence for General Aviation. Harrison’s project, Safety Analysis for General Aviation, aims at enhancing the safety of general aviation operations through the improved use of flight data.

“Ultimately, we want to identify unsafe states, so we can better predict problems and trends in general aviation, and formulate effective safety enhancements” said Harrison.

Harrison and his fellow researchers are comparing data collected with on-board recorders with aircraft performance models developed by the team that seek to predict aircraft behavior and response under different conditions. While commercial airplanes already record many flight parameters, and some carriers share anonymized data for safety analysis, this practice is voluntary and not widely adopted in general aviation.

Models describing the aircraft’s behavior must capture extreme conditions, common in safety-critical events, with great accuracy. These models are helping Harrison’s team to understand the energy state of aircraft at any given time, and to use energy-based metrics as a method for identifying unsafe states.

“If you look at time-stamped recordings of the aircraft’s flight – and use our models to estimate key parameters that are not recorded, like lift, drag, weight, and thrust – you can describe its performance more completely. Retrospectively, then, we can analyze when an aircraft has flown too close to the boundary of its performance envelope.”

Harrison has developed a detailed internal combustion cycle engine model that uses engine characteristics to predict the power output over a wide range of conditions. His efforts to develop, test, and validate the model against little published data available presented numerous difficulties.

“He tackled them with creativity and a sound technical foundation,” said Jimenez.

“Evan also collaborated with other graduate students working in this project to integrate, test, and validate aerodynamic and propulsion models against aircraft performance data. He even made some important refinements to his model to better use the data to infer the propulsive characteristics.”

Congratulations to the ASDL Students that Passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations in Spring 2016!

(2/2/2016)

ASDL is proud to announce that the following students in our lab have passed the Ph.D. qualifying exams this Spring:


Younghoon Choi
Zachary Fisher
Etienne Demers Bouchard
Eric Inclan
Kevin Reilley
Mingxuan Shi

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