From the complex modeling, controls and algorithms and advanced sensing capabilities of an aircraft to the materials and structures to achieve lightness and aerodynamics, we work on all of the major systems to ensure safety, durability, cost-effectiveness, energy efficiency and ease of control and operation to benefit manufacturers, operators and passengers. We count the Federal Aviation Administration as a partner in many research projects.
- Autonomous Control Laboratory
- Autonomous Flight Systems Laboratory
- Computational Fluid Mechanics
- Laboratory for Engineered Materials and Structures
- Multiscale Analysis of Materials & Structures (MAMS)
- Nonlinear Dynamics and Control Lab
- Quantitative Flow Visualization for Fluid and Turbulent Flow Studies
- Robotics, Aerospace, and Information Networks (RAIN) Laboratory
- Vortex Transport Lab
- Williams Turbulence Laboratory
Student club highlight
Husky Robotics designs, builds, programs and competes Mars Rovers in simulated missions while providing students with experience in machining, circuit design, coding and project management.
A&A researchers in the Computational Fluid Mechanics Lab prove the existence of a new law of physics.
A&A research of the biological sensing mechanisms of the hawkmoth informs the advancement of aerospace systems.
Funding targeted toward enhancing UW ice accretion research leads to KWT structural upgrades.
The Ashley Award for Aeroelasticity recognizes outstanding contributions to the understanding and application of aeroelastic phenomena.