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Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

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The research interests of the Aerospace Engineering faculty are broadly defined by the general area of Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Structures. Within these cluster areas, our faculty has identified the following signature areas of research


  • Computational aerodynamic design
  • Experimental aerodynamic design
  • Analysis and control of flow separation
  • Theoretical analysis of ground effect


  • CFD of high-speed combustors in scramjets
  • Research in particle-laden and droplet-laden flows in spray combustors
  • Experimental analysis of jet impingement in dump combustors.


  • Advanced methods for analysis of composite structures
  • Nonlinear structural dynamics and aeroelasticity
  • Structural Optimization
  • Reliability Analysis and Uncertainty Quantification
  • Experimental testing of composite structures

Guidance, Control, and Flight Mechanics

  • Guidance, Control, and Flight Mechanics
  • Autonomous trajectory planning and optimization
  • Nonlinear and optimal control of aerospace systems
  • Hypersonic flight mechanics

Research Projects

Saturday, January 21, 2017
Aerodynamic Design
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Structural Optimization
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Propulsion  Systems
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Guidance and Control
Find us

Engineering Building, Room 308 (E-308).

Department of Aerospace Engineering 
San Diego State University

San Diego, CA 92182-1308