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".
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)
• High-fidelity modeling of multirotor aerodynamic and aeroacoustic interactions for eVTOL design. (2019)
• High-fidelity gradient-based design optimization of ultra-quiet multirotor propeller. (2020)
• High-fidelity modeling and gradient-based design optimization of eVTOL aircraft. (2020-2021)