Dr. Argrow's research is focused in two broad areas: 1) Design and operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and the regulations and policies for flight operations in the National Airspace System; and 2) theoretical, computational, and experimental applications in high-speed aero-gas dynamics.
unmanned aircraft systems, airspace operations, hypersonics, rarefied gas dynamics, dense gas dynamics, aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics
ASEN 2004 - Aerospace 4: Aerospace Vehicle Design and Performance
Introduction to design and analysis of aircraft and spacecraft. Aircraft topics include cruise performance, wing design, propulsion, stability, control, and structures. Spacecraft topics include rocket staging, orbit selection, launch systems, and spacecraft subsystems. Includes laboratory experiments and team design exercises.
ASEN 2701 - Introduction to Statics, Structures, and Materials
Introduce the fundamental analytical tools for statics and structural analysis in the context of the physics of aerospace materials. Topics include force/moment equilibrium, truss analysis, failure criteria, stress and strain analysis, stiffness and strength of material, and beam theory.
ASEN 3111 - Aerodynamics
Develops the fundamental concepts of aerodynamics and provides a working knowledge for their application to the design of aircraft and launch vehicles operating at various speeds and altitudes, as well as the atmospheric forces on satellites.
ASEN 3128 - Aircraft Dynamics
Develops the fundamental concepts of aircraft dynamics. Covers flight mechanics, performance, dynamics and control of aircraft and how they impact aircraft design.
ASEN 6061 - Molecular Gas Dynamics and DSMC
Describes the composition and flow of gases on a microscopic level to examine the behavior of the molecules that make up a macroscopic flow system. Thermodynamic properties, transport phenomena, and the governing Boltzmann Equation are derived from molecular collision dynamics and the kinetic theory. The Direct Simulation Monte Carlo method is introduced with applications.