Ray LeBeau attended the 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 4-7, 2010. He presented recent work on flow over a airfoil with oscillating camber (co-authors Anthony Karam, Jamey Jacob, and Nan-Jou Pern) and was co-author with Prof. Thomas Hauser on a paper examining CFD performance.
A welcome to David Takahashi, a Lafayette High School senior who is working with CFD Group during the 2009-2010 academic year on inflatable airfoil simulations.
Ray LeBeau with collaborators Xiaolong Deng and Csaba Palotai presented their latest work on Uranus and Neptune at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences in San Juan, PR, October 4-9, 2009.
A new Wiki page for the EPIC General Circulation Model is now available on line.
Ray LeBeau attended the 1st AIAA Atmosphere and Space Environments Conference June 22-25, 2009. He presented recent work on the influence of companion clouds on ice giant vortex motions, a paper co-authored by Xiaolong Deng and Csaba Palotai.
Congratulations to Xiaolong Deng who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation "Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Planetary Atmospheres" on April 23.
Prof. Ray LeBeau accompanied the UK AIAA Design-Build-Fly team to Tucson, AZ for the flight competition on April 17-19. The team successfully completed the first mission twice, but had to make an emergency landing after 3.5 of the four laps of the second mission. For further information, see http://ukdesignbuildfly.blogspot.com/.
At The Engineering Tau Beta Pi Awards Banquet on April 14, Xiaolong Deng was named the Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student and Prof. Ray LeBeau was named the Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Engineering Professor.
Anthony Karam presented his research paper on a moprhing camber airfoil at the Region III AIAA Student Conference on April 4-5 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Xiaolong Deng and Anthony Karam both presented their current research at the 34th Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium on March 3.
The paper "Testing Of Compact Inflatable Wings for Small Autonomous Aircraft" (AIAA 2008-2216), describing the milestone autonomous inflatable wing UAV flight of the Big Blue Project, headed by Prof. Suzanne Smith (UK) and Prof. Jamey Jacob (OK State), has been named Best Paper of the 9th Gossamer Spacecraft Forum. Daniel Reasor (M.S., now a Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech) and Prof. Ray LeBeau are two of the several co-authors on this paper (see Publications page).
On February 21, the Kentucky Cluster Fluid Dynamics Laboratory participated in their final Engineer's Day open house. Thanks to Xiaolong Deng for serving as concierge for the event.
Ray LeBeau attended the 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 5-8, 2009. He presented recent work on flow over inflatable airfoils and on modeling plasma actuators, and was co-author with Prof. Thomas Hauser on a paper examining CFD performance. In addition, former lab member Bora Suzen was recognized with Associate Fellow status in AIAA. Congratulations!
Ray LeBeau successfully passed the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam in the fall of 2008.
Congratulations to Pavan Kristipati, who successfully defended his M.S. Thesis on December 3, 2008. Mr. Kristipati's thesis was titled Performance Optimization of a Structured CFD Code - GHOST - on Commodity Cluster Architectures.
Xiaolong Deng and Ray LeBeau presented their latest work on Uranus and Neptune at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences in Ithaca, NY, October 10-15, 2008.
Congratulations to Robbie Whitesell, who successfully completed his Master's Final Exam in Mechanical Engineering on June 19. As part of the exam, Robbie presented his work "Using the EPIC GCM to Simulate Tropical Cyclone Behavior on Earth: Creating a Stable Storm on a Terrestrial Planet".
The UK CFD Lab belatedly welcomes Anthony Karam, who completed an undergraduate independent study semester this summer on morphing airfoil simulation. He will be continuing with another independent study in the fall.
Trey Gilliam and Andrew Schloemer were awarded 2nd place in the Undergraduate Division of the AIAA Foundation Competition at the AIAA Region III Student Conference, April 11-12. This judging is based on both an oral presentation at the conference and a written paper submitted before the conference. The talk and paper were titled "Comptutational Investigation of Flows over Inflatable Airfoils". Congratulations!
On March 4, Xiaolong Deng, Trey Gilliam, and Andrew Schloemer all presented their work at the 33rd Cincinnati-Dayton Aerospace Sciences Symposium. Here they are at a celebratory dinner after the event. See the photo.
On February 23, the Kentucky Cluster Fluid Dynamics Laboratory participated in Engineer's Day with its annual open house. Thanks to Xiaolong Deng, Trey Gilliam, Andrew Schloemer, and everyone who visited for making the day a success.
Xiaolong Deng passed his Ph.D. oral qualify exam on February 11. Congratulations!
Two mechanical engineering seniors, Trey Gilliam and Andrew Schloemer, have joined the CFD Group for the spring 2008 semester to conduct independent study on the Computational Aerodynamics of Inflatable Airfoils. Welcome!
Prof. Ray LeBeau attended the 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit in Reno, NV on January 7-10. For details on the presentations there, please see the publications section of the website. Also at this conference, former CFD Group members Prof. George Huang (Wright State University) and Prof. Thomas Hauser (Utah State University) were inducted as Associate Fellows in AIAA. Congratulations!
Nan Jou Pern successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis, "Characterization of Zero Mass Flux Flow Control for Low Speed Airfoil Separation Control", on November 10. He is currently employed by General Electric in Schnectady, NY. Congratulations!
Xialong Deng and Prof. Ray LeBeau attended the 39th Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences in Orlando, FL on October 7-12. For details on the presentations there, please see the publications section of the website.
Daniel Reasor successfully defended his Master's Thesis, "Numerical Simulation of Two Flow Control Approaches for Low Reynolds Number Applications", on July 20. He will shortly be heading to Atlanta to start his Ph.D. work at Georgia Tech. Congratulations!
Daniel Reasor, Xiaolong Deng, and Prof. Ray LeBeau attended the collocated AIAA Fluid Dynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics conferences in Miami, Florida on June 24-27. For details on the presented papers, please see the publications section of the website. See the picture here.
Daniel Reasor has received a SMART Fellowship which he will use starting this fall at Georgia Tech in the Ph.D. program in Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations!
Narendra Beliganur successfully defended his Master's Thesis, "Application of Genetic Algorithms and CFD for Flow Control Optimization", on May 24. He is currently working at Corvid Technologies in North Carolina. Congratulations!
Dr. Raymond P. LeBeau won the ASME Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award on April 17th, 2007. Congratulations!
Daniel Reasor and Narendra Beliganur were both award winners in the Region III AIAA Student Conference held at Notre Dame in South Bend, IN on March 30-31, 2007. Daniel was awarded 2nd place in the Graduate Division, Paper/Presentation Competition with his paper titled "Numerical Investigation of the Effects of Bumps on Inflatable Wing Profiles". Narendra finished 3rd in the same category with his paper "Application of Evolutionary Algorithms of Flow Control". See the pictures here.
On March 15, Xiaolong Deng got married with Yuqian Zhang!
On March 6, 2007, our group went to Dayton, Ohio to attend the 32nd Annual Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Science Symposium. See publications page for our presentations. After the conference, we went to have dinner.
Feb 24, 2007 was Engineering Day at UK. The CFD Lab was open and had many visitors.
Daniel Reasor and Prof. Ray LeBeau attended the 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and
Exhibit held on January 8-11, 2007. Four presentations were made using research at the
CFD lab (see Publications) and Prof. LeBeau was officially recognized as an Associate
Fellow in AIAA.
KFC6I & KFC6A ConstructionBoth of the 2006 clusters are up and running, although the bugs are still being shaken out. KFC6I is designed to have 24 nodes, each with an Intel e6400 dual-core processor. KFC6A is designed to have 23 nodes each with an AMD Athlon 64x2 4600+ (65W) processor. Special thanks to Shih-Che Huang for coming back to help set up the warewulf networks and other issues.
1st Place Award of Arts in Science
Dr. Chih-Hao Chang received the 1st place award for his picture at the 31th Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Science Symposium, Dayton, OH, 2006.