Aerospace structures need to be sturdy, but as light as possible. Some of these materials will be traveling a long way under extreme conditions. We develop structures that are not only aerodynamic, but also lighter, stronger and more flexible to increase fuel efficiency, reduce waste and boost reusability. We are also pursuing innovative strategies such as smarter materials that can alert you when they are damaged to increase safety and make maintenance easier.
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UW Hyperloop is going for the top prize in Elon Musk’s competition. This time they’ve got their racer down to fighting weight.
A&A's Chun-Wei Chen contains energy for better structures, smoother rides, and higher efficiency.
A&A researchers have developed a novel solution, inspired by origami, to help reduce impact forces.
A&A has partnered with JCATI and aerospace company Chomarat to advance composites research and bring hands-on experience to students.
Associate professor Jinkyu Yang and a team of researchers have received a two-year, $1.7 million National Science Foundation grant to study coral growth.
A&A students won first in master's, first in team, and third in undergraduate at the AIAA Region VI Conference.
September proves to be a successful month for A&A's structures faculty Jinkyu Yang, Eli Livne and Marco Salviato.