Research Projects

The diagram below shows the primary foci of the Willis Lab. For more information on these and other projects, please contact us directly:

Primary foci of the Willis Lab

Some specific projects currently underway include:

  • Fast Wind Turbine Computational Aerodynamics Analysis (NSF-I/UCRC Funded Project)
    • Viscous-inviscid interaction (M.DiPaola)
    • Advanced Wake Modeling (J.Bevan)
  • Ripstop Nylon Permeability (US Army NSRDEC – ORISE Funded)
    • Time dependent permability behavior (N. Rondeau)
    • Microscopy to record weave mechanics (J. Maldonado, B. Collins-Smoot).
  • Motivation & CNC Technology in the Classroom (NSF Funded)
    • Setting up and deploying a CNC Laboratory (J. Vaillant)
  • Flapping wings and Micro Aerial Vehicles
    • Cyber-physical fluid dynamics (CPFD) of flexible wings (R.Gowda)
    • Determining LEV formation boundaries in 2D (and 3D) (J.Maldonado)

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