FURI | Fall 2019

Dynamic Thrust Testing Tools

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The goal of this project is creating tools to more effectively and economically measure dynamic thrust, a measure of how the propulsive forces of an aircraft change with airspeed. By better understanding this information, parameters that can influence the dynamic thrust, such as propeller twist and number of blades, engine type and sizing, etc. can be optimized. The end goal of this optimization is enabling faster, more efficient aircraft through better data.

Student researcher

Daniel Kosednar

Daniel Kosednar

Aerospace engineering

Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2019