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Monte and Usha Ahuja Distinguished Lecture Series: Engineering Aerodynamics

Israel Wygnanski, University of Arizona
Friday, May 4, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Scott Laboratory E001
201 W. 19th Ave.
cOLUMBUS, OH 43210

"Should active flow control become a design tool in aerodynamics?"

The processes involved in magnifying active flow control along with other aerodynamic design mechanisms to enable maximum aircraft efficiency could be a new application of a once last-resort method. Professor Wygnanski’s group has focused efforts on effectively applying and manipulating active flow control to attract attention to its potential utility when incorporated into the preliminary design process, specifically for swept wings and tailless aircraft models. The seminar will discuss examples of two-dimensional and three-dimensional flows and their practical significance.


Israel Wygnanski
Professor, Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
University of Arizona

The founder of University of Arizona’s Aerodynamics Laboratory and an internationally-recognized pioneer in the field of aerodynamics, Professor Israel Wygnanski has significantly advanced knowledge in aerospace engineering. His many distinguished honors—including U.S. National Academy of Engineering membership, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Fellowship, AIAA Dryden Lecture presenter and AIAA Fluid Mechanics Medal recipient—evidence his expertise and vast contributions to research. (Photo credit: NASA.)


The Monte and Usha Ahuja Distinguished Lecture Series aims to attract highly accomplished and illustrious individuals, as well as those on their way to national and international renown. In addition to showcasing the work of current experts in the engineering field, this lecture series will inspire Ohio State students to achieve excellence and eminence in their own future careers in government, industry and academia