Insects, Airplanes, and Rockets, Oh My! [S-24-20]

Presenter:Craig Merrett
Location: Clarkson University: Science Center 346
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Mon 10:00 AM 03/11, 03/18

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This course will cover how the fields of Entomology and Aerospace Engineering have assisted each other in advancing knowledge in each field.  The first part of the course will examine how past studies of noise within rocket engines provided a solution to how some caterpillars can whistle.  The second part of the course will examine how studying the structure of butterfly wings has provided insight into designing improved composite wings for airplanes.  

Dr. Craig Merrett is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Clarkson University.  He leads the Aero-Servo-Thermo-Visco-Elasticity Laboratory (ASTVEL) where his team tackles aerospace problems such as creep and stress relaxation of viscoelastic materials, unsteady aerodynamics, and fluid-structure interactions.     

Special Instructions:

Park in the lot closest to the Science Center; spots will be reserved for SOAR members. The Clarkson University campus map (and a parking pass) will be sent to all members who register for Course #20. The parking lot to be used is indicated in red on the map.

Cap: 30

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