Research Activities

 
         
     

Current Projects

  • "Physics-Based Analysis of Future Air Vehicle Concepts Using a Fully Nonlinear Aeroelastic Methodology"
    • Co-PIs: Thomas Strganac, Paul Cizmas
    • Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    • Oct. 2003 - Sept. 2006

  • "A New Concept For Flutter Suppression Based On Nonlinear Energy Pumping"
    • Co-PIs: Thomas Strganac, Lawrence A. Bergman, D. Michael McFarland, Alexander F. Vakakis
    • Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    • Submitted by the Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
    • Oct. 2003 - Sept. 2006

  • Integrated Multidisciplinary Design and Analysis Curriculum for High Performance Structures
    • Co-PIs: Thomas Strganac, Dimitris Lagoudas, Othon Rediniotis, John Valasek, and John Whitcomb
    • National Science Foundation
    • Jan. 2001 - Dec. 2004
 
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
       
     

Previous Projects

  • "Theoretical and Experimental Investigations of Internal Resonances, and Related Behavior, in Nonlinear Aeroelastic Systems"
    • PI: Thomas Strganac
    • Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    • Oct. 1999 - Oct. 2003

  • Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Appointment
    • PI: Thomas Strganac
    • United States Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL- Wright Patterson AFB)
    • July 2002 - June 2003

  • "Fluid - Structure - Control Interaction : Theories and Experiments"
    • PI: Thomas Strganac
    • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (replaces the NSF Young Investigator program)
    • Sept. 1995-May 2001

  • "A Computational and Experimental Investigation of Transient Nonlinear Viscous Aeroelastic Effects in Fixed-Wing Vehicles"
    • PI: Thomas Strganac
    • STTR - Phase I, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, STTR with CFD Research Corporation
    • Oct. 1999 - Jan. 2000

  • "Multiresolution and Time-Frequency Characterizations of Nonlinear Dynamics in Aeroelastic and Aeroservoelastic Systems"
    • PI: Thomas Strganac
    • NASA - Dryden Flight Research Center
    • Apr. 1997 - Mar. 1999

  • "Nonlinear Viscoelastic Characteristics of Balloon Materials Using Dynamic Mechanical Methods"
    • PI: Thomas Strganac
    • NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center
    • Oct. 1993 - Mar. 1998

  • "Wavelet - Galerkin Methods and Multiresolution Analysis in Computational Mechanics
    • Co-PIs: Thomas Strganac, Andrew Kurdila
    • NASA - Langley Research Center
    • May 1994 - May 1997

  • "Control Design for Evolutionary Structural Systems"
    • Co-PIs: Thomas Strganac, Andrew Kurdila
    • Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    • Sept. 1992 - Aug. 1993

  • "The Investigation of Polymeric Materials Exposed to the Low Earth Orbit Environment"
    • Co-PIs: Thomas Strganac, Alan Letton
    • NASA - Langley Research Center
    • June 1991 - May 1993

  • "The Investigation of Balloon Materials Exposed to the Low Earth Orbit Environment"
    • Co-PIs: Thomas Strganac, Alan Letton
    • NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center
    • Nov. 1990 - Sept. 1993

  • "Aerodynamic Evaluation of the C-130H Aircraft Radomes and Vertical Stabilizer Antenna Installations"
    • Co-PIs: Thomas Strganac, Donald Ward
    • Rockwell International
    • Aug. 1990 - Feb. 1991

  • "Aerodynamic Analysis of the C-141B Aircraft Fairings"
    • Co-PIs: Thomas Strganac, Oran Nicks, and Donald Wardd
    • Rockwell International
    • July - Aug. 1990

 
 

 

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