Sven Schmitz

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Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace Engineering

Research Summary

Aerodynamics, wind energy and rotorcraft aeromechanics. His research interests further include developing best practices to help wind turbine operators adjust blade angle, pitch and speed so that the machines can ride out an ice storm and its aftermath with minimal damage and power degradation, and assessing the complex flows around helicopter rotor hubs using one-quarter scale models submerged in the Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel at ARL (the Applied Research Lab).

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Recent Publications

Efficient computational fluid dynamics approach for coaxial rotor simulations in hover

Cornelius, J. K., Schmitz, S. & Kinzel, M. P., 2021, In: Journal of Aircraft. 58, 1, p. 197-202 6 p.

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Large-Eddy Simulation of Titan's near-surface atmosphere: Convective turbulence and flow over dunes with application to Huygens and Dragonfly

Lavely, A., Lorenz, R. & Schmitz, S., Mar 15 2021, In: Icarus. 357, 114229.

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Prediction of aerodynamically-triggered condensation: Application to the Dragonfly rotorcraft in Titan's atmosphere

Lorenz, R. D., Schmitz, S. & Kinzel, M., Jul 2021, In: Aerospace Science and Technology. 114, 106738.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Aerodynamics of leading-edge protection tapes for wind turbine blades

Major, D., Palacios, J., Maughmer, M. & Schmitz, S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In: Wind Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

A Numerical Model for the Analysis of Leading-Edge Protection Tapes for Wind Turbine Blades

Major, D., Palacios, J., Maughmer, M. & Schmitz, S., Mar 3 2020, In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 1452, 1, 012058.

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Effects of atmospheric turbulence unsteadiness on ship airwakes and helicopter dynamics

Thedin, R., Murman, S. M., Horn, J. & Schmitz, S., 2020, In: Journal of Aircraft. 57, 3, p. 534-546 13 p.

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