Alasdair Gray Wins SciTech Student Paper Competition

Congratulations to Alasdair Gray on being awarded the Jefferson Goblet Student Paper Award for the highest-ranked student paper in the aerospace design and structures category at the 2021 AIAA SciTech conference.

Alasdair’s paper, “Geometrically Nonlinear High-fidelity Aerostructural Optimization for Highly Flexible Wings”, covers his work extending our MACH framework to use geometrically nonlinear finite element models. These models are critical for accurately modeling the aeroelastic behavior of the very flexible wings we expect to see on the next generation of efficient commercial aircraft.

You can find the preprint of the paper at the link above and watch the accompanying presentation below.