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Alasdair Christison Gray

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Research Interests

I'm interested in developing methods that might make high-fidelity MDO a practical tool for designing the next generation of highly flexible aircraft. For example, in my MSc thesis and the corresponding conference paper, I expanded the Lab's MACH framework to enable the use of geometrically nonlinear finite element models which are critical for accurately modelling the aeroelastic behaviour of very flexible wings.

More recently I have been working on a framework for including geometrically nonlinear flutter constraints in high fidelity aerostructural optimization.

Education

Publications

2022

  1. High-Fidelity Gradient-Based Wing Structural Optimization Including a Geometrically Nonlinear Flutter Constraint

    E. Jonsson, C. Riso, B. B. Monteiro, A. C. Gray, J. R. R. A. Martins, and C. E. S. Cesnik

    AIAA SciTech Forum, 2022

    doi:10.2514/6.2022-2092

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  2. High-fidelity Aerostructural Optimization with a Geometrically Nonlinear Flutter Constraint

    A. C. Gray, C. Riso, E. Jonsson, J. R. R. A. Martins, and C. E. S. Cesnik

    International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics (IFASD 2022), 2022

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2021

  1. Geometrically Nonlinear High-fidelity Aerostructural Optimization for Highly Flexible Wings

    A. C. Gray, and J. R. R. A. Martins

    Proceedings of the AIAA SciTech Forum, 2021

    doi:10.2514/6.2021-0283

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Honors and Awards

Activities

I've spent countless hours helping design race cars for the Formula Student teams in both Edinburgh and Delft. Nowadays I spend my spare time playing squash and poorly recreating Bon App├ętit recipes.