The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Jimmy Tai

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Dr. Jimmy Tai

Senior Research Engineer
Weber, 300
(404) 894 - 0197
jimmy.tai (at) ae.gatech.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. 1998 Georgia Institute of Technology Aerospace Engineering
  • M.S.A.E 1991 Georgia Institute of Technology Aerospace Engineering
  • B.S.A.E 1990 Georgia Institute of Technology Aerospace Engineering

Research

  • Application of the Georgia Tech Generic IPPD Methodology to Support Implementation of the NASA/Industry Phase IIA Propulsion Plan High Speed Research Program
  • Work Plan for Ultra Efficient Engine Technology Systems Evaluation
  • System Analysis and Program Definition for Regional Commercial Transport
  • FY03 UEET Program Tech Audit and 300 Pax RSE Enhancement
  • Pre-Concept Design Study for Advanced VTOL UAV
  • System Analysis of Vectored Thrust Ducted Propeller Compound Helicopter
  • Creation of a Parametric Variable Cycle Engine Model for Supersonic Business Jet Applications
  • FY04 VISTA Technology Assessment
  • Personnel Rescue Vehicle Compound Helicopter Study
  • Parametric Design Space Exploration of Propulsion System for Supersonic Business Jet Application
  • Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Vertical Takeoff and Landing - High Speed Gyrodyne Demonstrator Aircraft (GDA)
  • Turbine Engine: Cooled Turbine Stage Optimization
  • An Integrated System Approach to Revolutionary Aeropropulsion and Power Technologies
  • Enhanced Modeling and Analysis for Technology Cost-Benefit Estimation
  • Environmental Design Space
  • Heliplane Demonstration Aircraft – Phase I
  • Heliplane Technology Demonstration – Phase IB
  • Support of NASA Subtopic A.4.7.1 – Supersonic Concept Development & System Studies

Honors and Distinctions

  • URETI Award for Outstanding Program Manager presented by NASA and DoD, sponsors of the URETI for Aeropropulsion and Power Technology.
  • Served as 2002 Vice President (elected) of National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) – Atlanta Chapter
  • Served as 2003 Treasurer (elected) of NAAAP – Atlanta Chapter
  • Served as 2004 President (elected) of NAAAP – Atlanta Chapter
  • Served as 2005 National Representative of NAAAP – Atlanta Chapter
  • Served as National Board Member from 2002 – 2005 of NAAAP

Membership and Service

  • Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1998 – Present.
  • Member, American Helicopter Society, 1998 – 2003.
  • Treasurer, Atlanta Chapter of American Helicopter Society, 2002.

Selected Publications

  • Tai, J.C., Mavris, D.N., and Schrage, D.P., " An Assessment of Reaction Driven Stopped Rotor/Wing Using Circulation Control in Forward Flight,” SAE 1996 Transactions, Journal of Aerospace, Vol. 105, Section I, 965612, pp. 1647-1656,1997.
  • Mavris, D.N., Tai, J.C., Denney, R., Kestner, B., “Variable Cycle Optimization for Supersonic Commercial Applications,” 2005-01-3400, Presented World Aviation Congress, Dallas Fort Worth, TX, October 2-6, 2005.
  • Mavris, D.N., DeLaurentis, D.A., Hale, M.A., Tai, J.C., "Elements of an Emerging Virtual Stochastic life Cycle Design Environment," Presented at the 4th World Aviation Congress and Exposition, San Francisco, CA, October 19-21, 1999.
  • Tai, J.C., Mavris, D.N., Schrage, D.P., "Comparative Assessment of High Speed Rotorcraft Concepts (HSRC): Reaction Driven Stopped Rotor/Wing and Variable Diameter Tiltrotor," Presented at the 2nd World Aviation Congress and Exposition, Anaheim, CA, October 13-16, 1997
  • Tai, J.C., Mavris, D.N., and Schrage, D.P., "An Assessment of Reaction Driven Stopped Rotor/Wing Using Circulation Control in Forward Flight," Presented at the 1st World Aviation Congress and Exposition, Los Angeles, CA, October 21-24, 1996.
  • Tai, J.C., Mavris, D.N., Schrage, D.P., "An Application of Response Surface Methodology to the Design of Tipjet Driven Stopped Rotor/Wing Concepts," Presented at the 1st AIAA Aircraft Engineering, Technology, and Operations Congress, Anaheim, CA, September 19-21, 1995.