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 most recent 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.



  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


  2. 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



Honors and Awards


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.