Joseph A. Schetz

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Recent transonic airliner designs have generally converged upon a common cantilever low-wing configuration. It is unlikely that further large strides in performance are possible without a significant departure from the present design paradigm. One such alternative configuration is the strut-braced wing, which uses a strut for wing bending load alleviation,(More)
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations were performed to predict the interference drag produced by two streamlined struts intersecting at various angles in transonic flow since no relevant experimental data are available for use in design studies. The one-equation Spalart-Allmaras turbulence model was employed in a RANS formulation assuming(More)
The phenomena of stall and surge in axial-centrifugal compressors is investigated through high-response measurements of both the pressure field and the flowfield throughout the surge cycle. A unique high-response forward-facing and aft-facing probe provides flow information. Several axial-centrifugal compressors are examined, both in compressor rigs and(More)
A distributed propulsion concept for aircraft is considered. The concept involves replacing a small number of large engines with a moderate number of small engines and ducting part of the engine exhaust to exit out along the trailing edge of the wing. Models to describe the effects of this distributed propulsion concept were formulated and integrated into(More)
The increased complexity of next generation aircraft has popularized Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) as an aircraft design tool. However, MDO efforts consistently neglect aircraft stability and control analyses beyond simple static assessments. Not only does this limit the potential of the MDO to identify an optimal design, but it also fails to(More)