Graduate Researchers

Doctor of Philosophy Students

  • Hanif Sadat Hoseini Khajuee Seyed Mohammad, Ph.D. student, Aerospace Engineering, in progress.
  • Mohit Gupta, Ph.D. student, Aerospace Engineering, in progress.
  • Azlan Shah Bin Abdul Jalil, Ph.D. student, Aerospace Engineering, in progress.

Master of Science Students

  • Ruthvik Chandrasekaran, M.S. student, Aerospace Engineering, in progress.
  • Guanda Lv, M.S. student, Aerospace Engineering, in progress.

Doctor of Philosophy Students Supervised

  1. Ali R. Atilgan, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Sept. 1989. Dissertation: Towards a Unified Analysis Methodology for Composite Rotor Blades.
  2. Kyung M. Yoo, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Mar. 1990. Dissertation: Unsteady Vortex Lattice Aerodynamics for Rotor Aeroelasticity in Hover and in Forward Flight.
  3. Robert R. Bless, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Mar. 1991. Dissertation: Time-Domain Finite Elements in Optimal Control with Application to Launch-Vehicle Guidance.
  4. Mark V. Fulton, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, June 1992. Dissertation: Stability of Elastically Tailored Rotor Blades.
  5. Akif Özbek, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Sept. 1993. Dissertation: Short- and Long-term Behavior of Structures with Computer Graphics (co-advised by V. L. Berdichevsky).
  6. Bok Woo Lee, Ph.D., Engineering Science and Mechanics, Dec. 1993. Dissertation: Application of the Variational-Asymptotical Method to Laminated Composite Plates.
  7. Carlos E. Cesnik, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, June 1994. Dissertation: Cross-Sectional Analysis of Initially Twisted and Curved Composite Beams. (Selected as Sigma Xi Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation from Georgia Institute of Technology for 1994-95)
  8. Xiaoyang Shang, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 1995. Dissertation: Aeroelastic Stability of Composite Hingeless Rotors with Finite-State Aerodynamics.
  9. Michael S. Warner, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 1996. Dissertation: Numerical Solutions to Optimal-Control Problems by Finite Elements in Time with Adaptive Error Control.
  10. Vitali V. Volovoi, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Mar. 1997. Dissertation: On End Effects for Prismatic Beams (co-advised by V. L. Berdichevsky).
  11. Bogdan Popescu, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, June 1998. Dissertation: Asymptotically Correct Refinements in Numerical Cross-Sectional Analysis of Composite Beams.
  12. Dineshkumar Harursampath, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, March 1999. Dissertation: Non-Classical Non-Linear Effects in Thin-Walled Composite Beams.
  13. Ömer Soykasap, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, March 1999. Dissertation: Aeroelastic Optimization of a Composite Tilt Rotor.
  14. Mayuresh J. Patil, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, June 1999. Dissertation: Nonlinear Aeroelasticity, Flight Dynamics, and Control of a Complete Aircraft.
  15. Wenbin Yu, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, May 2002. Dissertation: Variational Asymptotic Modeling of Composite Dimensionally Reducible Structures (Luther S. Long, III, Memorial Award in Engineering Mechanics for 2002; Sigma Xi Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation from Georgia Institute of Technology for 2002-2003).
  16. Abdul Bajodah, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 2003. Dissertation: Acceleration Constraints in Modeling and Control of Nonholonomic Systems.
  17. Donghoon Lee, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 2003. Dissertation: Multi-Flexible-Body Analysis for Application to Wind Turbine Control Design.
  18. Seungmook Chae, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, July 2004. Dissertation: Effect of Follower Forces on Aeroelastic Stability of Flexible Structures.
  19. Chongseok Chang, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 2006. Dissertation: Vibration and Aeroelastic Analysis of Highly Flexible HALE Aircraft.
  20. Carlos Roithmayr, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, May 2007. Dissertation: Relating Constrained Motion to Force Through Newton's Second Law.
  21. Jieun Ku, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Aug. 2007. Dissertation: A Hybrid Optimization Scheme for Helicopters with Composite Rotor Blades.
  22. Chang-Yong Lee, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Aug. 2007. Dissertation: Dynamic Variational Asymptotic Procedure for Laminated Composite Shells
  23. Leihong Li, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Aug. 2008. Dissertation: Structural design of composite rotor blades with consideration of manufacturability, durability, and manufacturing uncertainties.
  24. Wei-En Li, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Aug. 2009. Dissertation: Enhancement of Roll Maneuverability Using Post-Reversal Design.
  25. Jimmy Ho, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Aug. 2009. Dissertation: Modeling Spanwise Nonuniformity in the Cross-sectional Analysis of Composite Beams.
  26. Huimin Song, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, May 2010. Dissertation: Rigorous Joining of Advanced Reduced-Dimensional Beam Models to 3d Finite Element Models.
  27. Zahra Sotoudeh, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Aug. 2011. Dissertation: Nonlinear Static and Dynamic Analysis of Beam Structures Using Fully Intrinsic Equations.
  28. Akash Dixit, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering (co-advised by S. Hanagud), May 2012. Dissertation: "Damage Modeling, Damage Detection and Damage Sensitivity for Structures Using Unified Framework."
  29. Pezhman Mardanpour, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, August 2013. Dissertation: "Effect of Engine Placement and Morphing on Nonlinear Aeroelastic Behavior of Flying Wing Aircraft."
  30. Anurag Rajagopal, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, May 2014. Dissertation: "Advancements in Rotor Blade Cross-Sectional Analysis Using the Variational-Asymptotic Method.”
  31. Phillip Richards, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, May 2015. Dissertation: "Design Strategies for Rotorcraft Blades and HALE Aircraft Wings Applied to Damage Tolerant Wind Turbine Blade Design." 
  32. Ravi Kovvali, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 2015. Dissertation: “A Nonlinear Theory of Cosserat Elastic Plates Using the Variational-Asymptotic Method.”
  33. Seundo Heo, Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering (co-advised by O. A. Bauchau), Aug. 2017. Dissertation: "Parallel Computation Algorithms for Multibody Dynamics Simulations."
  34. Hanif Sadat Hoseini Khajuee Seyed Mohammad, Ph.D. student, Aerospace Engineering, in progress.
  35. Mohit Gupta, Ph.D. student, Aerospace Engineering, in progress. 

Master of Science Students Supervised

  1. Jeffrey D. Singleton, M. S., Aerospace Engineering, Sept. 1988. Special Problem: Design and Verification of Demonstration Equipment for Nonlinear Dynamic Phenomena.
  2. Maurizio Fissi, M. S., Aerospace Engineering, Mar. 1989. Special Problem: Comparison of Finite Element and Analytical Approaches to Composite Rotor Blade Modeling.
  3. Robert R. Bless, M. S., Aerospace Engineering, June 1989. Special Problem: A Weak Hamiltonian Finite Element Method for Optimal Control Problems. (Selected as Sigma Xi Outstanding Master's Thesis from Georgia Institute of Technology for 1989-90)
  4. Bok Woo Lee, M. S., Aerospace Engineering, Sept. 1990. Special Problem: Analytical and Computational Study for Anisotropic Plates.
  5. Allen H. P. Siu, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 1991. Special Problem: A Study in the Numerical Stability and Accuracy of Time-Domain Finite Elements.
  6. Carlos E. S. Cesnik, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 1991. Special Problem: Variational-Asymptotical Beam Section Analysis.
  7. Daryl S. Reece, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Sept. 1992. Special Problem: Experimental Verification of Variable Cross Section Classical Beam Theory.
  8. Yoon Y. Chung, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 1992. Special Problem: Discrete Transfer Matrix Method for Rotating Beams.
  9. John S. St. Angelo, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 1993. Special Problem: Investigation of Neo-Classical Plate Theory.
  10. Mark Smilor, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Sept. 1995. Special Problem: Evaluation of Two Methods to Effect Accurate Transfer of Data Between Varying Grid Topologies.
  11. Bogdan Popescu, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 1995. Special Problem: Analysis of Composite Beams Using Oblique Reference Cross Sections.
  12. Mayuresh J. Patil, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Mar. 1996. Special Problem: Aeroelastic Tailoring of Composite Box Beams.
  13. Jieh-Hwang Yen, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Mar. 1996. Special Problem: The Implementation of Weak Hamiltonian Finite Element Program GENCODE for Use with Maple.
  14. Rumaasha-Ngabo W. Maasha, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Mar. 1997. Special Problem: Shell Finite Elements -- a Literary Survey.
  15. Ömer Soykasap, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Sept. 1997. Special Problem: Unconstrained Aeroelastic Optimization of a Composite Tilt Rotor.
  16. Anjaneya K. Sastry, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Sept. 1997. Special Problem: Recovery of Higher Order Derivatives in Variable Order Finite Element Methods Using Orthogonal Polynomial Shape Functions.
  17. Anand Ganesan, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, June 1999, Special Problem: Stability Analysis of Some Nonholonomic Systems.
  18. Alexander Tang, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Aug. 2000. Special Problem: Finite Element Analysis of Isotropic and Composite Strip- and I-beams.
  19. Yongsheng Gu, M.S, Aerospace Engineering, Aug. 2000. Special Problem: Web-Enabled Weak Hamiltonian Finite Element Program GENCODE for Use with Maple.
  20. Seung-Mook Chae, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 2000. Special Problem: Effect of Thrust on Bending-Torsion Flutter of Wings.
  21. Jinho Paik, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 2000. Special Problem: Interaction Between Flight Dynamics and Aeroelasticity of Complete Aircraft.
  22. Wenbin Yu, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 2000. Special Problem: On Timoshenko-Like Modeling of Initially Curved and Twisted Composite Beams.
  23. Xianyu Hong, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, May 2001. Special Problem: Three-Dimensional Strain and Stress Recovery Theory for Initially Curved and Twisted Composite Beams.
  24. Chang-Yong Lee, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, May 2002. Special Problem: Effect of In-Plane Curvature on the Cross-Sectional Stiffness of a Composite Strip.
  25. Eduardo D. Fuchs, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, May 2004. Special Problem: Validation of the Vlasov Theory of the Variational Asymptotic Beam Sectional Analysis.
  26. Wei-en Li, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, May 2004. Special Problem: Analysis of Divergence and Low-Frequency Flutter for Aircraft with Swept Composite Wings.
  27. Sangpil Yoon, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, May 2004. Special Problem: Optimization of a Composite Rotor Blade Cross Section.
  28. Zahra Sotoudeh, M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Aug. 2008. Special Problem: Structural Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures with Fully Intrinsic Equations.
  29. Jeff Bosworth, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Aug. 2009, Masters Thesis: Investigation of a Stop-Fold Tiltrotor Concept.
  30. Ainsmar X. Brown, M.S., (co-advised with Prof. Eric Johnson), Aerospace Engineering, May 2011. Special Problem: Inflatable Wing UAV Experimental and Analytical Flight Mechanics.
  31. Xin Zhang, M.S, Aerospace Engineering, Aug. 2011. Special Problem: Initial Parametric Study on Rotor Blades using Integrated Structural and Aerodynamic Design Space.
  32. Myungwon Hwang, M.S, Aerospace Engineering, Aug. 2011. Special Problem: Finite Element Modeling of GVT for HALE Aircraft Extended to General Aircraft Configurations.
  33. Pezhman Mardanpour, M.S. Aerospace Engineering, May 2012. Special Problem: Effect of Engine Placement on Trim and Stability of a Flying Wing Aircraft.
  34. Ravi Kovvali, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Aug. 2012. Special Problem: Verification of Variational-Asymptotic Sectional Analysis for Initially Curved and Twisted Beams. 
  35. Phillip Richards, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 2012, Special Problem: Multi-Stage Optimization Methods for Nonuniform Blades. 
  36. Cole Morrison, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, May 2014, Special Problem: Effect of Aeroelasticity on Fuselage Shear and Bending for a Transport Category Aircraft Using MSC NASTRAN Flight Loads and Dynamics.
  37. Sui An, M.S., Aerospace Engineering (co-advised with Prof. Graeme Kennedy), May 2015. Thesis: Aeroelastic Design of a Lightweight Distributed Electric Propulsion Aircraft With Flutter and Strength Requirements. 
  38. Lance Cho, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 2015, Special Problem: Vortex Lattice Method to Model Aeroelastic Response of Fixed, Slender Beams in Axial Flow.
  39. Sulaiman Kamarulazizi, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 2016, Special Problem: Validation of Z-Shaped Composite Beams – VABS/GEBT Recovery vs. Abaqus 3-D Finite Elements 

Undergraduate Research Supervised

  1. Leonard M. Ferron, III, AE 4900, “Studies in Composite Beam Analysis,” fall 1989.
  2. Howard G. Dunlap, ESM 4123, “An Investigation of Numerical Methods and Their Application to Dynamic Simulation,” fall 1990.
  3. Myungwon Hwang, AE 4699, “Finite Element Modeling of HALE Aircraft GVT,” spring 2009.
  4. Eric Kim, AE 4699, “Integrated Design Environment Research,” May 2010.
  5. Xichao Chen, AE 4699, “Studies in Finite Element Modeling of Structures,” spring 2011 – fall 2012.
  6. Yao Zhang, AE 4699, “Studies in Aeroelastic Stability Using NATASHA,” spring 2012.
  7. Michael Burn, AE 4699, “Efficient Software for Analysis of HALE Aircraft,” summer 2012.
  8. Fan Geng, AE 2699, “Studies of Flutter Characteristics of HALE Aircraft,” spring 2013.
  9. Michael Lucchi, AE 2699, “Studies in Composite Rotor Blade Design,” spring 2013.
  10. Siddhant Agarwal, AE 4699, “Study in the Use of Finite Element Method in Structural Dynamics,” summer 2013. 
  11. Robert Herd, AE 4699, “Parametric Studies of Flutter Characteristics of a Typical Flying Wing,” summer 2012 – fall 2013.
  12. Frank Turbeville, AE 4699, “Cross-sectional Properties of Composite Beams Using VABS,” fall 2013.
  13. Rafael Domingo, ME 4699, "Structural Health Monitoring on Damaged T-Section Beams," fall 2013.
  14. Xinyang Zheng, AE 4699, "Body-Freedom Flutter of Flying Wing Aircraft," fall 2014. 
  15. Benjamin England, AE 4699, “Use of PreVABS, VABS and Dymore to Assess Effects of Honeycomb Filler,” fall 2013 – spring 2014.
  16. Kevin Pan, AE 2699, "Flight Dynamics of HALE Aircraft," summer 2014.
  17. Yuan Yao, AE 4699, "Body-Freedom Flutter of Flying Wing Aircraft," summer 2014 – spring 2015.
  18. Peter Sorenson, AE 2699, "An Exploration of FEM," spring 2015. 
  19. Victor Fallara, visiting undergraduate researcher, summer 2015. 
  20. Higor Luis Silva, visiting undergraduate researcher, summer 2015.
  21. My Ai Thai, "An Investigation on the Shear Sidesway Using 3D Finite Element Method," spring 2016.
  22. Chirag Sachdeva, visiting undergraduate researcher, summer 2016.
  23. Bruno Henrique Da Silveira, visiting undergraduate researcher, summer 2016.
  24. Zakarias Loulou, visiting undergraduate researcher, spring and summer, 2017.

Graduate Degree Researchers Supervised Elsewhere

  1. Matteo Ripepi, “Nonlinear Aeroservoelastic Analysis of a Highly Flexible Aircraft,” Laurea Thesis, Politecnico Di Milano, Oct. 23, 2008, co-advisor. 
  2. Özge Özdemir Özgümüş, “Dynamic and Aeroelastic Analysis of a Helicopter Blade With an Actively Controlled Trailing Edge Flap in Forward Flight,” Ph.D. dissertation, Istanbul Technical University, July 2012, co-advisor.
  3. Lina Shang, in progress, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, co-advisor.
  4. Rui Nie, in progress, Tianjin University, co-advisor. 

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