The University of Washington’s William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics (A&A) has advanced aerospace teaching, research, experimentation and discovery for over 100 years. Explore some of our unique contributions.
Finite Element Method
Professor Harold Martin helped pioneer the Finite Element Method, a revolutionary method to create structural models with software.
A&A Wind Tunnels
The Kirsten Wind Tunnel (1936) and the 3x3 Wind Tunnel (1918) have provided training and experience to students, and tested major aeronautical designs for over 100 years.
Frederick Kirsten's Cycloidal Propeller
Professor Kirsten developed the first-of-its-kind cycloidal propeller, which Boeing invested in for both marine and aerial applications.