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About the ARC

Welcome to the UT Arlington Aerodynamics Research Center webpage. The Aerodynamics Research Center has existed at the university in one form or another since the 1930s when it was originally an aircraft maintenance and fabrication facility. The present ARC was built in 1986, allowing for a large expansion of equipment which now includes low-speed, transonic, supersonic, arc jet, and hypersonic tunnels. Current research has focused on experimental high-speed and high-temperature aerodynamics, shock/boundary layer interaction, and detonation. In addition to the experimental facilities, we have extensive capabilities to study and test aerodynamic models using computational fluid dynamics. The experimental test results can be used to validate the CFD models, and vice-versa. Our clients and sponsors include both corporate and government organizations.
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Congratulations to Nandakumar Vijayakumar on his selection as a new member of the AIAA High Speed Air Breathing Propulsion Technical Committee.
Congratulations to Sarah Hussein on being awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship.
Congratulations to Stefano Gulli on being awarded the highly selective and prestigious Spring 2014 Dissertation Fellowship from the Office of Graduate Studies.

Congratulations to Ezgihan Baydar on being awarded the prestigious NASA Harriet G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship that will allow her to pursue her ARC research developing efficient jet engines.

Over Summer 2013, David Orozco was awarded the LSAMP Summer Research Academy Fellowship at UTA.

Over Summer 2013, James Grisham worked on a computational aeroelasticity project in NASA Langley's Aeroelasticity Branch.  The project involved using a CFD code to generate inviscid and viscous flutter boundaries for the AGARD 445.6 wing at various angles of attack.
Congratulations to our graduate at the May, 2013, commencement. Sarah M. Hussein earned her Honors B.S.in aerospace engineering.
Professors Maddalena and Massa have been awarded, from a field of highly qualified competitors, by NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) under NRA NNH10ZEA001N-HYP1 - Hypersonic Project. The UTA’s group will collaborate with NASA on the Hypersonic Project for fundamental air-breathing hypersonic technologies with specific focus on Hypervelocity (Mach 8+) Propulsion. From the NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Program -- Hypersonics Project website: The Hypersonics Project focuses on the development and validation of foundational tools and technologies for two hypersonic applications: Reusable Airbreathing Launch Vehicles (RALV) and Planetary Atmospheric Entry Systems (PAES), focused on delivering large scientific payloads with or without humans to and from the surface of Mars. This sole award attests to the reputation of Professors Maddalena and Massa, as well as to confidence that NASA has on us here at the ARC on our expertise, facilities and commitment to continued excellence in hypersonics. You can see the press release here.