Current Research

  • Stability of damaged or distressed dynamic systems; flight testing
  • Autonomous precision landing, aerodynamic decelerators
  • Simulation of whole human spine under hyper- or hypo-gravitational loads;  long  duration spaceflight effects on human spine
  • Nonlinear formulations for flexible systems: Biomechanics of soft and hard tissue, solar sailcraft
  • Novel transfinite finite element formulations for steep gradients and flow-structure interactions
  • Radiation shielding optimization for space habitats
  • Slosh dynamics: experiments in flexible containers, high fidelity computational simulations
  • Acoustics/vibrations noise control

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