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Mechanical Engineering Students Present Research
ONU mechanical engineering students joined graduate students and aerospace research and design engineers in making presentations at the 35th AIAA Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium (DCASS).
The symposium, sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), is an opportunity for technical interchange between members of the regional aerospace community. The ONU AIAA student section served as co-sponsor of the event.
Members of ONU’s Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) class from the mechanical engineering department presented their research projects from the winter quarter at DCASS. This year, ONU was represented by 28 students giving 13 technical presentations. The ONU topics ranged from the drag characteristics of a human-powered vehicle to the aerodynamic performance of a radio-controlled model aircraft, and even the aerodynamic analysis of flow about a spinning golf disc.
A total of approximately 200 presentations were given at the one-day symposium, covering all general areas of aerospace science and technology, including fluid dynamics, propulsion, materials, structures, controls, avionics, sensors, human factors, combustion, fuels, turbomachinery and power.
ONU students taking part in the symposium were:
Luisa Chinchilla, a senior from North Olmsted, Ohio
Luke A. Feeney, a senior from Rawson, Ohio
Kenneth D. Fisher, a senior from Crooksville, Ohio
Loren M. Fleischman, a senior from Springfield, Ohio
Nathan D. Gannon, a senior from Ada, Ohio
Brent M. Hiser, a senior from Gibsonburg, Ohio
Eric D. Holbrook, a senior from Wapakoneta, Ohio
Joshua S. Horn, a senior from Franklin, Ohio
Michael P. Johnson, a senior from Mount Pleasant, Pa.
Christopher M. LaBenne, a senior from Mount Vernon, Ohio
Peter A. Langenkamp, a senior from Coldwater, Ohio
Nicholas J. Mascia, a senior from Pickerington, Ohio
Robert D. Money, a senior from Lima, Ohio
William E. Neidinger, a senior from Broadview Heights, Ohio
James R. Northrup, a senior from Sugar Land, Texas
Janet E. Ondrake, a senior from Richmond Heights, Ohio
Drew A. Robinson, a senior from Columbus, Ohio
Maxwell A. Rothacker, a senior from North Ridgeville, Ohio
Philip J. Schneider, a senior from Wapakoneta, Ohio
Jeffrey A. Schulte, a senior from Genoa, Ohio
Smith, Patrick C. Smith, a senior from Loveland, Ohio
Kyle A. Smyntek, a senior from Willoughby, Ohio
Jonathan E. Sweaney, a senor from Westerville, Ohio
James R. Taylor, a senior from Saint Paris, Ohio
Scott B. Underwood, a senior from Lakeville, Ohio
David M. Walters, a senior from Circleville, Ohio
Eric T. Young, a senior from New Paris, Pa.
The CFD course is taught by Dr. Jed E. Marquart, who is an associate fellow of the AIAA. In addition to bringing his CFD class to the symposium, Marquart also chaired a technical session on the topic of Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics.