News, Research Updates and Features

November 11, 2015

AAE Associate Professor, Alina Alexeenko, offers Hyperloop design course

Prof. Alexeenko is offering Purdue University's first ever Hyperloop Design class based on SpaceX competition. The course, which began this August, requires students to design a passenger capsule for the transportation system that can travel at nearly sonic speeds in a vacuum tube.
November 11, 2015

Richard W. Taylor, Aviation Icon, Passes Away

The passing of Dick Taylor should be mourned by all who are involved in aviation; for he was unusual, if not unique, in his mastery of all phases of our business— academic training, a pilot in WWII, an aircraft designer, a test pilot, a business executive, an able translator of airplane operations into effective regulations, a record-holding GA pilot, aviation honoree, a patron of aviation history and a great father/grandfather. Hopefully, there are other Dick Taylor’s out there who can emulate his exceptional achievements.
October 21, 2015

AAE Undergraduate Students Take Part in Study Abroad Research Program at Technical University Brauschweig

During the 2015 summer months, four AAE Undergraduate students took part in a study abroad research experience at Technical University Braunschweig (TUB), located in Braunschweig, Germany. Aleksandra Dervisevic, Noah Gold, Jay Millane, and Andres Velez-Valencia participated in independent research opportunities and had the opportunity to choose a research project that covered one or more of the five AAE program concentrations: Aerodynamics, Design, Propulsion, Dynamics and Control, and Structures. Upon successful completion of the research experience, students gained six hours of technical elective credit and three hours of general elective credit towards their plan of study.
October 1, 2015

Associate Professor of AAE, Dr. Wenbin Yu develops software to speed modeling of composite materials, structures

AnalySwift LLC, a commercial software provider, has launched SwiftComp, technology that provides efficient, high-fidelity modeling of composites and reduces analysis times without a loss of accuracy, while capturing details of composites that were unreachable using traditional methods. The company licensed the technology, which was developed by Wenbin Yu, associate professor in Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
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