News

2022

  • November: Cristina and Vishal attend the first GT VLRCOE Annual Review of the 2021-2016 cycle, presenting the accomplishments for Task 8 "Whirl Flutter and Stability Analysis for Advanced VTOL Concepts"

  • October: Cristina serves on the panel "Launching into Grad School with WoAA and AIAA" hosted by WoAA and AIAA. The panel discussed a range of topics related to applying for and succeeding in Ph.D. programs [Event Link]

  • October: Cristina gives a talk in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville entitled "Predicting Wing Self-Excited Oscillations for Designing the Next Generation of Aircraft"

  • September: Our journal article "Impact of Low-Order Modeling on Aeroelastic Solution Accuracy for Very Flexible Wings" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Aircraft. This paper reports a comprehensive aeroelastic model fidelity study for very flexible wings that was conducted by Cristina in collaboration with Carlos Cesnik (U-M) as part of their work under the Third Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop Large Deflection Working Group

  • September: Cristina attends the AIAA Structural Dynamics Technical Committee Mid-Year meeting hosted at the University of Maryland, College Park

  • August: Amit is the second Ph.D. student to join the group! Maia also joins the group as a Ph.D. student co-advised by Dr. Marilyn Smith

  • July: Divya (former mentee at U-M) successfully defends her Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Maneuverability, Load Alleviation, and Ride Qualities in Transonic High-Aspect-Ratio-Wing Aircraft" based on five years of hard work in partnership with Airbus Flight Physics. Congratulations Dr. Sanghi! [Post]

  • July: Cristina attends the Closure Meeting of the Airbus-Michigan Center for Aero-Servo-Elasticity of Very Flexible Aircraft at Airbus Toulouse, France. This event concludes five years of partnership with Airbus Flight Physics on developing computational aeroelasticity tools to study future commercial aircraft with high-aspect-ratio wings.

  • June: We present three new conference papers at the International Forum on Aeroelastic and Structural Dynamics in Madrid, Spain [Conference Website]

    • Riso and Cesnik, "Post-Flutter Analysis of the Pazy Wing Geometrically Nonlinear Benchmark Model" [Preprint][Data]

    • Sanghi, Riso, Cesnik, and Vetrano, "Analysis of Ride Qualities in Transonic High-Aspect-Ratio-Wing Aircraft" [Preprint]

    • Gray, Riso, Jonsson, Martins, and Cesnik, "High-Fidelity Aerostructural Optimization with a Geometrically Nonlinear Flutter Constraint" [Preprint]

  • May: Our article "Estimating Flutter Bifurcation Diagrams Using the State Velocity" is published in the AIAA Journal [Link][Preprint]

  • May: Cristina becomes an NSF Panel Fellow for completing the 2022 edition of the NSF CMMI Game Changer Academies (CGCA) Program [Certificate]

  • May: Vishal is the first Ph.D. student to join the group! He will work on our new project "Whirl Flutter and Stability Analysis for Advanced VTOL Concepts" under the frame of the 2021–2026 Georgia Tech Vertical Lift Center of Excellence (VLRCOE)

  • January: We present three new conference papers at the AIAA SciTech Forum in San Diego, CA

    • Riso and Cesnik, "Low-Order Geometrically Nonlinear Aeroelastic Modeling and Analysis of the Pazy Wing Experiment" [Link][Preprint][Recording][Data]

    • Jonsson, Riso, Monteiro, Gray, Martins, and Cesnik, "High-Fidelity Gradient-Based Wing Structural Optimization Including a Geometrically Nonlinear Flutter Constraint" [Link][Preprint][Recording]

    • Sanghi, Riso, Cesnik, and Vetrano, "Conventional and Unconventional Control Effectors for Load Alleviation in High-Aspect-Ratio-Wing Aircraft" [Link][Preprint][Recording]

  • January: Cristina joins the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech as a tenure-track Assistant Professor

2021

  • December: Cristina gives virtual seminars on "Predicting Flutter Bifurcations for Designing Future Aircraft" at

    • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Technologies at the Polytechnic University of Milan

    • Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome

  • October: Cristina is selected for the 2022 edition of the NSF CMMI Game Changer Academies (CGCA) Program [Program Website]

  • August: We present a new paper at the AIAA AVIATION Forum (virtual due to COVID-19)

    • Riso, Cesnik, and Epureanu, "A Post-Flutter Response Constraint for Gradient-Based Aircraft Design Optimization" [Link][Preprint][Recording]

  • July: Our first grant "Whirl Flutter and Stability Analysis for Advanced VTOL Concepts" is selected for funding by the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and NASA under the frame of the 2021–2026 Georgia Tech Vertical Lift Center of Excellence (VLRCOE) Award! [News Article]

  • June: Cristina serves as an invited panelist for NextProf Engineering [Program]

  • May: Cristina is selected as a member of the AIAA Structural Dynamics Technical Committee

  • March: Cristina will join the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in January 2022!

  • January: Cristina gives virtual seminars on "Modeling of Flight Dynamics and Nonlinear Aeroelasticity for Designing Next-Generation Aircraft" at

    • Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Central Florida

    • Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

  • January: We present a new paper at the AIAA SciTech Forum (virtual due to COVID-19)

    • Riso and Cesnik, "Correlations Between UM/NAST Nonlinear Aeroelastic Simulations and the Pre-Pazy Wing Experiment" [Link][Preprint][Recording]