Sven Schmitz

IEE Faculty Member
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, 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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Projects

Recent Publications

SFS2 off-bow airwakes: Effects of Reynolds number and atmospheric boundary layers

Major, D. & Schmitz, S., Oct 2023, In: Aerospace Science and Technology. 141, 108502.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Analytical and Experimental Power Minimization for Fixed-Pitch Coaxial Rotors in Hover

Opazo, T. I., Raja Zahirudin, R. A., Palacios, J., Schmitz, S. & Langelaan, J. W., Mar 2023, In: Journal of Aircraft. 60, 2, p. 546-559 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Three Rotor Hub Flow Prediction Workshops (2016–2020): What Did We Learn and What’s Next?

Schmitz, S., Tierney, C., Reich, D., Jaffa, N., Centolanza, L. R. & Thomas, M. L., Jan 2023, In: Journal of the American Helicopter Society. 68, 1, 012005.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Drag Decomposition Using Partial-Pressure Fields: ONERA M6 Wing

Hart, P. L. & Schmitz, S., 2022, In: AIAA journal. 60, 5, p. 2941-2952 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Partial Pressure Field for Airfoil Wave Drag

Hart, P. L. & Schmitz, S., Oct 2022, In: AIAA journal. 60, 10, p. 5791-5804 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Fatigue study of an inverse-designed low induction rotor using open-source tools

Major, D., Churchfield, M. & Schmitz, S., Jun 2 2022, In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 2265, 4, 042034.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

Full-Scale Reynolds Number Testing of Rotor Hub Drag and Wake Turbulence

Reich, D. B., Krane, M. H., Willits, S. M. & Schmitz, S., Oct 2022, In: Journal of the American Helicopter Society. 67, 4, 042008.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

On the Influence of Inflow Model Selection for Time-Domain Tiltrotor Aeroelastic Analysis

Corle, E., Floros, M. & Schmitz, S., Jul 2021, In: Journal of the American Helicopter Society. 66, 3, 032009.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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., Oct 2021, In: Wind Engineering. 45, 5, p. 1296-1316 21 p.

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Drag decomposition using partial-pressure fields in the compressible Navier-Stokes equations

Schmitz, S., May 2019, In: AIAA journal. 57, 5, p. 2030-2038 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review