The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Hongjun Ran

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Dr. Hongjun Ran

Research Engineer II
Weber Building, Rm 104
(404) 385 - 1041
hongjun.ran (at) asdl.gatech.edu

Education

  • Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Design
  • Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, Master of Science in Aircraft Design
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, December 2003
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, May 2007

Research

  • Participating in the project of Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (SUGAR) Phase II, sponsored by Boeing/NASA, responsible for 2D airfoil and 3D wing design
  • Participating in the project of Environmental Design Space (EDS) software package, sponsored by FAA, responsible for wing high lift system modeling and simulation and other model development
  • Participated in the project of Natural Laminar Flow Aircraft Health Monitoring System, sponsored by NIA/Airbus, responsible for identifying metrics for aircraft health monitoring and developing a monitoring method
  • Participated in the project of NASA Advanced Truss Braced Wing Transport Aircraft, sponsored by NIA/NASA, responsible for laminar to turbulent flow transition prediction, natural laminar flow airfoil and wing design, truss topology, circulation control modeling, parametric aircraft geometry modeling and visualization
  • Participated in the project of Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEAN) Phase I, sponsored by FAA, responsible for selection, evaluation and modeling of aerodynamic and airframe technologies
  • Participated in the project of NASA Next Generation Air Transportation System, sponsored by NASA, responsible for conceptual design of CESTOL (Cruise Efficient, Short Takeoff and Landing), VLJ (Very Light Jet), and UAS (Uncrewed Aerial Systems) aircraft
  • Participated in the project of URETI on Aeropropulsion and Power Technology, sponsored by NASA and DoD, responsible for developing simulation and sizing tools for supersonic 2D inlets
  • Participated in the project of Sizing Software for High Altitude and Long Endurance UAV, sponsored by NASA, responsible for fast and good sizing and performance predicting tools of power and electrical propulsion for design of UAVs or small aircraft

Honors and Distinctions

  • Quiet Efficient Subsonic Transport Design Competition, Second place, AIAA

Membership and Service

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), member
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), member

Selected Publications

  • Hongjun Ran, Dimitri N. Mavris, and Michelle Kirby, “A Rapid-Prototyping Method for Modeling a Circulation Control Wing at Low Speeds”, accepted by Journal of Aircraft, AIAA, 2012
  • Hongjun Ran, Russell Denney, and Dimitri N. Mavris, “Determination of the Terminal Shock in Two Dimensional Supersonic Inlets”, accepted by Journal of Aircraft, AIAA, 2012
  • Dimitri N. Mavris, William S. Saric, Hongjun Ran, et al, “Investigation of a Health Monitoring Methodology for Future Natural Laminar Flow Transport Aircraft”, invited paper, 27th Internal Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences, Nice, France, September 2010
  • Michelle R. Kirby, Taewoo Nam, Hongjun Ran, et al, “Advanced Vehicles Modeling for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen Vehicle Integration NRA)”, AIAA 2009-7119, 9th AIAA ATIO Conference, Hilton Head, SC, September 2009
  • Hongjun Ran, “Determination of Weak Pareto Frontier Solutions under Probabilistic Constraints – A Neighborhood Search Approach”, VDM Publishing House, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8364-5642-5, 2008
  • Hongjun Ran, Reid Thomas, Dimitri Mavris, “A Mean Value Based Sizing and Simulation Model of a Hydrogen Fueled Spark-Ignition Internal Combustion Engine”, SAE 2007-01-3789, presented on the 2007 SAE AeroTech Congress & Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA, September, 2007
  • Hongjun Ran, Reid Thomas, Dimitri Mavris, “A Comprehensive Global Model of Broadband Direct Solar Radiation for Solar Cell Simulation”, AIAA-2007-33, presented on 45th ASME, Reno, NV, January 2007
  • Hongjun Ran, Dimitri Mavris, “Preliminary Design of a 2D Supersonic Inlet to Maximize Total Pressure Recovery”, AIAA-2005-7357, presented on 5th ATIO, Arlington, VA, September 2005
  • Huang Hai, Xia Renwei, Ran Hongjun, Tan Chunlin and Qu Guangji , “The Synthesis for the Flexible Appendage of Spacecraft Considering Multiple Structural Cases and Its Program System ESSOS”, AAS 95-645, Volume 91, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, The American Astronautical Society, 1995
  • Huang Hai, Ran Hongjun, Xia Renwei, “Engineering Structure Optimization Program System ESSOS”, Computational Structural Mechanics and Applications, Vol. 12, Issue 3, August 1995