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Funded by BYU's High-Impact Doctoral Research Fellowship, my research aims to characterize the complex aerodynamic and aeroacoustic interactions encountered in distributed propulsion of electric VTOL aircraft, or "flying cars".

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In the first stage of my research I have developed a set of high-fidelity tools for the analysis of aerodynamic and acoustic rotor-rotor and rotor-wing interactions for aircraft design.

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As part of this research, we are gathering load-balance and PIV measurements of multirotor interactions to validate our aerodynamics tools. This is done at BYU's open-circuit wind tunnel (3'x4' test section with wind speeds up to 49 m/s)

SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS
• High-fidelity modeling of interactional aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of eVTOL aircraft. ([2017][2019])
• Reformulation of the Vortex Particle Method to achieve long-term numerical stability. ([2020])
• Development of a vortex-stretching SGS model for meshless Large Eddy Simulation (LES). ([2021])
• Development of a mixed-fidelity interactional aerodynamics framework. ([2021])

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