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Air Vehicle Optimization

Computational fluid dynamics surface grid of space access vehicle model

Research for better aircraft

UDRI’s Air Vehicle Optimization researchers provide design, testing, analysis, modeling and simulation (M&S), systems engineering, and operations research support to both external and internal customers. We specialize in aerodynamics, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, heat transfer, adaptive and reconfigurable systems and structures, morphing micro air vehicles (MAVs), flight loads, low cost attritable aircraft technology (LCAAT), multidisciplinary designs, operations research, and systems engineering.

Our customers include the Aerospace Vehicles Division (AFRL/RQV) and Turbine Engine Division (AFRL/RQT) of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate.


Our capabilities within Air Vehicle Optimization research include the following:

  • Aerospace Structures – Laser Shock Peening
  • Aircraft and Component Design
  • Aircraft Optimization, Modeling, and Simulation
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis
  • Experimental Fluid Dynamics & Wind Tunnel Tests
  • Flight Loads
  • Heat Transfer
  • Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis, and Optimization
  • Operations Research
  • Space Access
  • Systems Engineering

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