Insects and Airplanes [F-20-4]

Presenter:Craig Merrett
Location: Zoom
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Tue 10:00 AM 10/06, Wed 10/07
Status: CLOSED

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This course presents recent collaborations between aerospace engineers and entomologists on understanding how caterpillars whistle and butterflies hear. The course will also cover how entomological studies of butterfly wings hold the potential for lighter and stronger airplane wings. Last, the course will highlight the mutual benefits to entomologists and aerospace engineers of working together. 

Dr. Merrett is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University. He joined the department in 2016 following five years as a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His research expertise is in aerospace structures focused on fluid-structure interactions of hypersonic vehicles and composite structures.

Recording of the first class 10-06-2020

Recording of the second class 10-07-2020

Special Instructions: You will be emailed a Zoom invite a few days before the class starts. Click on the link in the invite to open your Zoom app.

Cap: 13

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