About Us

AFCAD AboutThe Aerodynamic Flow Control and Advanced Diagnostics (AFCAD) Research Group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Ohio State University employs state-of-the-art measurement techniques to probe the underlying physics of airflow around a body. Armed with a knowledge of the fluid physics at play, novel methods for controlling the character and behavior of the flow lead to a targeted strategy to improve aerodynamic performance.

Active areas of research include:

  • Application and development of pressure-sensitive paint
  • Compressible dynamic stall
  • Three-dimensional aspects of separated wakes and their control

Directed by Prof. James Gregory, the AFCAD Research Group is based at the Ohio State Aeronautical and Astronautical Research Laboratories adjacent to Don Scott Field, the Ohio State University Airport. For directions to the laboratory, please see the "Location" page on the navigation menu above.

Group News

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Contact Information

James W. Gregory, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The Ohio State University
Aeronautical and Astronautical Research Laboratories
2300 West Case Road
Columbus, Ohio 43235-7531

E-mail: gregory.234@osu.edu
Phone: 614-292-5024 / Fax: 614-292-5552