The 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.
Here are some newsworthy items of achievement coming out of our research group:
- Gregory Receives SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award (March 2012)
- Gregory and Co-Authors Receive Alfred Gessow Award for Best Paper (June 2012)
- Gregory Receives Army Research Office's Young Investigator Program Award (October 2011)
- Long and Disotell Earn Top Honors at AIAA Region III Student Competition (April 2011)
- Jensen and Disotell Recognized at AIAA Region III Student Competition (April 2010)
- Gregory Recognized for Support of Undergraduate Research (May 2009)
- Gregory Selected as Next Generation of Engineering Leaders (May 2009)
James W. Gregory, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The Ohio State University
Aeronautical and Astronautical Research Laboratories
2300 West Case Road
Columbus, Ohio 43235-7531
Phone: 614-292-5024 / Fax: 614-292-5552