Student working on a research project.

Investigation Of Water Impact And Aircraft Ditching

Water impact is a complex fluid-solid interaction in high demand for in-depth understanding of many important engineering applications, such as reentry vehicle splashdowns, aircraft ditching, and hull/fuselage slamming. Experimental data and slow-motion recordings of simple wedge and cylindrical geometries will be captured and used to break down the complexity of the water reaction. Additive manufacturing and machining allow for new, more complex, custom designed physical set ups, while state-of-the-art predictive codes will be used to model, analyze and compare equivalent systems with experimental data numerically.

Research Project Information

Student Skill-Set Needed: DAQ usage experience, basic structural mechanics knowledge, FEA experience, and/or technical writing skills
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Javid Bayandor
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering