Just returned from the annual aeroacoustics conference in Delft, Netherlands. My student, Christopher Hickling, did a great job presenting his work concerning turbulence ingestion noise, and our work on drone noise received a lot of attention. VT was well represented at the conference. Congratulations to Dr. William Devenport for winning the AIAA Aeroacoustics Award and Kyle Daniel for winning Best Student Paper.
The Year-In-Review article in the December issue of Aerospace America mentions our work in the drone park. The drone park is the featured picture for the Aeroacoustics contribution!
Our graduate students have completed another successful wind tunnel test. This is the first test in a series considering the response of a rotor to transient and stochastic disturbances in the wake of a body of revolution.
It was a pleasure to speak at Penn State for their Center of Acoustics and Vibration. Thank you to Dr. Mike Jonson for the invitation and to all of the CAV members.
Just finished some testing of low Reynolds number propellers with Aurora Flight Sciences in our anechoic chamber.
Three of my current and former students (Nick Molinaro, Christopher Hickling, and Dr. Ian Clark) did a great job presenting at Aviation in Denver, CO. Each of their presentations drew a lot of interest. Congratulations to Nick and Ian on their new jobs!