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Baxter Mullins Jr

Name

[Mullins Jr, Baxter]
  • Professor of Practice, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Biography

Ph.D. in Engineering with 21 years full-time and part-time experience in university teaching and research and twenty-eight years of industrial experience principally in the aircraft, rotorcraft, and missile analysis, design, and modeling, manufacturing and systems engineering. I have extensive knowledge of integrated weapon systems design including radar and IR system analysis, design, and simulation.  I am nationally recognized for building and leading cross-functional teams from industry, universities, small businesses, and government laboratories to pursue cooperative fundamental research.

Professional Preparation

    • 1985 Ph.D. Engineering in Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of Texas Arlington
    • 1974 M.S.E. in Mechanical EngineeringSouthern Methodist University
    • 1969 B.S. in Aerospace EngineeringWest Virginia University

Appointments

    • Aug 2014 to Present Professor in Practice
      University of Texas at Arlington   Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
    • Aug 2013 to Aug 2014 Sr. Lecturer
      University of Texas at Arlington   Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
    • Sept 1987 to Aug 1996 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Mechnical & Aerospace Engineering
      University of Texas Arlington
    • Sept 1984 to Aug 1987 Visiting Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
      University of Texas Arlington
    • Aug 1980 to Aug 1984 Assistant Instructor
      University of Texas at Arlington

Memberships

  • Professional
    • 1994 to Present American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • 1992 to Present Society of Automotive Engineers
    • 1983 to Present American Helicopter Society
    • 1983 to Present National Society of Professional Engineers
    • 1983 to Present Texas Society of Professional Engineers
    • 1976 to Present Society of Old Crows
    • 1968 to Present American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Honor Society
    • July 2013 to Present Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Engineering Honor Society
    • 1984 to Present Phi Mu Epsilon - National Honor Mathematics Fraternity
    • 1980 to Present Alpha Chi - National Honor Society

Awards and Honors

    • Aug  2006 Key Note Speaker sponsored by Concordia University
    • Oct  2005 Distinguished Graduate sponsored by West Virginia University
    • Jun  2003 The Robert L. Pinckney Award sponsored by American Helicopter Society
    • Feb  2003 Lawrence D. Bell Pioneer Award sponsored by Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
    • May  2001 Best Crash Safety Paper sponsored by American Helicopter Society
    • May  1986 John DeYoung Outstanding Teaching Award sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington

Other Activities

    • Industry Experience
      • Jan 2012 01/12 - present: SilverWings Technologies, Mansfield TX
      • Industry Experience
        • June 1996 06/96-12/11 Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
        • Industry Experience
          • Oct 1987 10/87-09/96 Texas Computing & Simulation, Arlington TX
          • Industry Experience
            • Sept 1981 09/81-09/82 Reddiffusion Simulation, Inc., Arlington TX
            • Industry Experience
              • Nov 1979 11/79-9/80 United Airlines, Inc., Denver CO
              • May 1979 05/79-09/80 Texas Instruments, Inc., Lewisville, TX
              • Industry Experience
                • Aug 1969 1969-1979 General Dynamics Corp, Fort Worth, TX
                • Certifications
                  • Oct 2008 Textron Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
                  • Certifications
                    • Aug 1985 Texas Licensed Engineer
                    • Academic Experience
                      • Aug 1980 09/80-07/96 The University of Texas at Arlington

Research and Expertise

  • Aircraft Flight into Adverse Weather Conditions

    Includes flight into windshear, microbursts, turbulence, heavy rain and icing conditions.

  • Air Vehicle Modeling and Simulation

    Simulation and modeling of fixed and rotary-wing vehicles, guided missiles and unguided rockets

  • Six Sigma Blackbelt

    Development of processes to mitigate and eliminate errors in design and manufacturing

  • Research and Development Process

    Development and refinement of the R&D process from the earliest stages through implementation of new technologies by best practices and process improvement to reduce cost and development time without loosing individual and team creativity.

Publications

      Journal Article 2006
      • Ogretim, E., Huebsch, W.W., Narramore, J., and Mullins, R, "Mechanisms for Downstream Ice Growth," 2005 SAE Transactions, Journal of Aerospace, 2006, pp. 1212-1219.

        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2005
      • Li, X.,      Ferrie, C., Nottorf, E., and Mullins, B. R., “Building Block Methodology      for Probabilistic Failure Analysis of a Three-Stringer Panel,” AHS      International 61st Annual Forum and Technology Display, Gaylord      Texan Resort, Grapevine, TX, June 1-3, 2005.

        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Ogretim, E., Huebsch, W., Narramore, J, and Mullins, B., “Mechanisms for Downstream Ice Growth,” Paper No. 2005-01-3375, SAE 2005 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition, Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, Grapevine, TX, October 3-6, 2005.

        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Li, X., Ferrie, C., Nottorf, E., and Mullins, B. R., “Fracture Mechanics FEA Fatigue-Life Method for Composite Three-Stringer Panel,” AHS International Technical Specialists’ Meeting on Rotorcraft Structures and Survivability,  Crowne Plaza Williamsburg at Ft. Magruder, Williamsburg, VA, October 25-27, 2005.

        {Exhibition Catalog }

      Technical Report 2003
      • Litvin, F.      L., Fuentes, A., Mullins, Jr., B. R., and Woods, R., “Computerized Design,      Generation, Simulation of Meshing and Contact, and Stress Analysis of      Formate Cut Spiral Bevel Gear Drives,” NASA CR-2003-212336, June 2003.

        {Technical Report }

      Conference Paper 2003
      • Ferrie, C.      H., Rousseau, C. Q., Nottorf, E. W., and Mullins, B.R., “Evaluating Finite      Element Modeling Techniques for Use with the Virtual Crack Closure      Technique (VCCT),” The 14th International Conference on Composite      Materials (ICCM-14), San Diego, CA, July 14-18, 2003.

        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 2002
      • Fuentes, A.,      Litvin, F. L., Mullins, Jr., B. R., Woods, R., and Handschuh, R. F.,      “Design and Stress Analysis of Low-Noise Adjusted Bearing Contact Spiral      Bevel Gears,” International Conference on Gears, Munich, Germany,      March 14, 2002.

        {Conference Paper }
      2002
      • Hethcock, J.      D., Messenger, S., Jones, R., Mullins, Jr., B. R., “Insertion of Fusion      Bonded Thermoplastic Technology into Flight Testing,” 58th      Annual Forum of the American Helicopter Society, Montreal, Canada,      June 11-13, 2002.

        {Conference Paper }
      2002
      • Sareen, A.      K., Sparks, C., Mullins, Jr., B.R.,      “Comparison of a Hard Surface and Soft Soil Impact Performance of a      Crashworthy Composite Fuselage,” 58th Annual Forum of the      American Helicopter Society, Montreal,       Canada,      June 11-13, 2002.

        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2002
      • Fuentes, A.,      Litvin, F. L., Mullins, Jr., B. R., Woods, R., and Handschuh, R. F.,      “Design and Stress Analysis of Low-Noise Adjusted Bearing Contact Spiral      Bevel Gears,” Journal of Mechanical Design, 2002.

        {Journal Article }

      Technical Report 2002
      • Litvin, F. L., Fuentes, A., Mullins, Jr., B. R., and Woods, R., “Design and Stress      Analysis of Low-Noise Adjusted Bearing Contact Spiral Bevel Gears,” NASA      CR-2002-211344, January 2002.

        {Technical Report }

      Conference Paper 2001
      • Shillings,      J., Ferguson, S. W., Brand, A., Libby, J., Mullins, Jr., B. R.,      “Numerical/Experimental Investigation of XV-15 and V-22 Tiltrotor Downwash      Velocities,”57th Annual Forum of the American Helicopter      Society, Washington, DC, May 9-11, 2001.

        {Conference Paper }
      2001
      • Jones, R.,      Hethcock, J. D., Mullins, Jr., B. R., “Analysis and Design of Dynamically      Loaded Fittings,” (Best Paper Crash Safety) 57th Annual Forum      of the American Helicopter Society, Washington,       DC, May 9-11, 2001.

        {Conference Paper }
      2001
      • Hethcock, J.      D., Jones, R., Mullins, Jr., B. R., “Development of a Thermoplastic      Horizontal Stabilizer Using Melt Bond Joint Technology,” 57th      Annual Forum of the American Helicopter Society, Washington, DC,      May 9-11, 2001.

        {Conference Paper }
      2001
      • Hethcock, J.      D., Jones, R., and Mullins, Jr., B. R., “Development of High Temperature      Door Using Titanium Graphite Material,” 57th Annual Forum of      the American Helicopter Society, Washington,       DC, May 9-11, 2001.

        {Conference Paper }
      2001
      • Sareen, A.      K., Smith, M. R., Mullins, Jr., B.R., “Application of a Non-linear Dynamic      Tool to Rotorcraft Design Problems at Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.,”      Presented at the 27th European Rotorcraft Conference, Moscow,      Russia, 11-14 September 2001.

        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 1999
      • Smith, D.E.,      Tipton, B.J., and Mullins, Jr., B.R., “Aerodynamic and Performance      Analysis of a Unique Semi-tailless Aircraft Configuration,” Journal of      Aircraft, Vol. 36, No. 5, 1999, pp. 756-761.

        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 1997
      • Stussey, W.,      Peeples, J., and Mullins, Jr., B. R., "Improvements to the UTA High      Reynolds Transonic Wind Tunnel," AIAA 35th Aerospace      Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA 97-0663, Reno, NV, 1997.

        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1996
      • Mullins, Jr.,      B. R., Kissenger, E. V., and Fairchild, J. E., "Comparison of      Mathematical Models to Estimate Aircraft Behavior During a Microburst      Encounter," AIAA 34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and      Exhibit, AIAA 96-0893, Reno, NV, 1996.

        {Conference Paper }
      1996
      • Mullins, Jr.,      B. R., and Smith, D. E., and Rath, C. B., "Helicopter Rotor Tip      Shapes for Reduced Blade-Vortex Interaction - An Experimental      Investigation, Part II," AIAA 34th Aerospace Sciences      Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA 96-0149, Reno, NV, 1996.

        {Conference Paper }
      1996
      • Mullins, Jr.,      B. R., Tipton, B. J., Smith, D. E., "Stability, Control, and Handling      Quality Design Issues of a Unique Semi-Tailless Aircraft      Configuration," AIAA 34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and      Exhibit, AIAA 96-0894, Reno, NV, 1996.

        {Conference Paper }
      1996
      • Tipton, B.      J., Smith, D. E., and Mullins, Jr., B. R., "The Aerodynamic and      Performance Analysis of a Unique Semi-Tailless Aircraft      Configuration," AIAA 34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and      Exhibit, AIAA 96-0408, Reno,       NV, 1996.

        {Conference Paper }
      1996
      • van Weelden,      S. D., Smith, D. E., and Mullins, Jr., B. R., "Preliminary Design of      a Ducted Fan Propulsion System for General Aviation Aircraft," AIAA      34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA 96-0376,      Reno, NV, 1996.

        {Conference Paper }

      Newsletter Article 1996
      • Mullins, B.      R., "ALGOR Software Helps Engineers Determine Airfoil Design for Safe      Wind Tunnel Testing," ALGOR Design World, Pittsburgh, PA,      May 1996.

        {Newsletter Article }

      Conference Paper 1995
      • Mullins, Jr.,      B. R., Smith, D. E., and Korkan, K. D., "Effects of Icing on the      Aerodynamics Performance of a Series of Two-Dimensional Airfoils at Low      Reynolds Number," AIAA 33rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting,      AIAA 95¬-0453, Reno, NV, 1995.

        {Conference Paper }
      1995
      • Smith, D. E.,      Mullins, Jr., B. R., and Korkan, K. D., "Experimental Comparison of      the NACA 64A010 mod Airfoil at Various Reynolds Numbers with      Simulated," AIAA 33rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 95      0452, Reno, NV, 1995.

        {Conference Paper }
      1995
      • Mullins, Jr.,      B. R., Ferguson, S. W., Smith, D. E., and Korkan, K. D., "Full-Scale      Empennage Wind Tunnel Test to Evaluate Effects of Simulated Ice on      Aerodynamic Characteristics," AIAA 33rd Aerospace Sciences      Meeting, AIAA 95-0451, Reno, NV, 1995.

        {Conference Paper }
      1995
      • Mullins, Jr.,      B. R., Smith, D. E., and Korkan, K. D., "Effects of Icing on the      Aerodynamics of a Flapped Airfoil," AIAA 33rd Aerospace      Sciences Meeting, AIAA 95-0449, Reno, NV, 1995.

        {Conference Paper }
      1995
      • Smith, D. E.,      Mullins, Jr., B. R., and Korkan, K. D., "Preliminary Performance      Analysis of a Twin-Engine Business Class Aircraft in Heavy Icing,"      SAE, AC9C Icing Subcommittee Meeting, Seattle, WA, Apr. 24-26, 1995.

        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1994
      • Smith, D. E.,      Mullins, Jr., B. R., and Korkan, K. D., "Overview of Recent Icing      Research," SAE, AC-9C Icing Subcommittee Meeting, Colorado Springs,      CO, Apr. 25-26, 1994.

        {Conference Paper }
      1994
      • Mullins, Jr.,      B. R., Smith, D. E., and Korkan, K. D., "Using LEWICE to Predict      Deicing and Anti-icing Requirements for General Aviation Aircraft,"      3rd Joint Symposium on General Aviation Systems, Starkville, MS, May      24-25, 1994.

        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1986
      • Inman, D.F.,      and Mullins, B.R., "A Study of Quaternions and Their Variations to      Integration Methods and Corrections," AE-86-01, The University of Texas      at Arlington,      1986.

        {Conference Paper }

      Book 1985
      • Mullins, B.      R., The Handling Qualities of a Large Jet Transport in Severe      Windshear and Turbulence, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of      Texas at Arlington, Aug. 1985.

        {Book }

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Jan 1996 to Aug 1996 Experimental Investigation of a Rotor Tip Shape sponsored by  - $49000
    • Jan 1990 to Aug 1991 Southwest Region Vertiport Study sponsored by  - $225000

Patents

    • Feb 2010 US 7,665,969  Assembly for providing flexure to blade system

      An assembly for providing flexure to a blade of a rotary blade system includes an upper support plate having an upper curved surface, a lower support plate having a lower curved surface, and a yoke positioned therebetween. At least one of the upper and lower yoke surfaces has a layer of cushioning material positioned thereon and secured thereto. An alternate embodiment includes an assembly for providing flexure to a blade of a rotary blade system, including, an upper support plate having an upper curved surface, a lower support plate having a lower curved surface, and a yoke positioned therebetween and directly contacting the support plates wherein one of the curved surfaces is a non-circular arc that does not form part of the circumference of a circle. Another alternate embodiment includes a similar assembly having a twist-shank type of yoke for providing rotation of attached blades about their respective pitch axes. ...

    • Sept 2009 7594625  Proprotor blade with leading edge slot

      A proprotor blade having a fixed, spanwise, leading edge slot located in at least the inboard portion of the proprotor is disclosed. The slot is formed by a selectively shaped slat disposed in a selectively shaped recessed area located at the leading edge of the main portion of the proprotor blade. The slot is selectively shaped so the a portion of the airflow over the lower airfoil surface of the proprotor blade is diverted between the main portion of the proprotor blade and the slat  and exits at the upper airfoil surface of the proprotor blade. The present invention may be used on both military-type tiltrotor aircraft and civilian-type tiltrotor aircraft with only minor variations to accommodate the different shapes of the proprotor blades.

Courses

      • MAE 3405-001 FLIGHT DYNAMICS

        MAE 3405 FLIGHT DYNAMICS (4-0) Derivation of equation of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition. State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM. Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM. Prerequisite: MAE 3306 (or concurrent enrollment), C or better in MATH 3330.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4310-002 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATIC CONTROL

        MAE 4310 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATIC CONTROL (3-0) Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of dynamic systems. Prerequisite: MAE 3314, MAE 3319 (or MAE 3405), and C or better in EE 2320.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5303-001 CLASSICAL METHODS OF CONTROL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS

        AE 5303. CLASSICAL METHODS OF CONTROL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS. 3 Hours.

        Equip the student with familiarity of significant tools of the control engineer. Topics covered include controllers and their effect on system performance and stability, block diagram algebra, stability and analysis, system performance definition, root locus, frequency techniques, and state variable methods. Digital simulation tools for design and simulation of control systems. Demonstration of controller design and performance in the laboratory. Also offered as ME 5303.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5303-001 CLASSICAL METHODS OF CONTROL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS

        ME 5303. CLASSICAL METHODS OF CONTROL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS. 3 Hours.

        Equip the student with familiarity of significant tools of the control engineer. Topics covered include controllers and their effect on system performance and stability, block diagram algebra, stability and analysis, system performance definition, root locus, frequency techniques, and state variable methods. Digital simulation tools for design and simulation of control systems. Demonstration of controller design and performance in the laboratory. Also offered as AE 5303.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1312-004 Enginnering Statics

        A study of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, conditions of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector and index notation introduced.

        Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 1322 or C or better in MATH 1323 or C or better in MATH 1421 (or concurrent enrollment) or MATH 1426 (or concurrent enrollment) or HONR-SC 1426 (or concurrent enrollment).

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3405-001 Flight Dynamics

        MAE 3405 Flight Dynamics (4-0). Derivation of equation of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition.  State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM.  Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM.

        Prerequisites. MAE 3406 (or concurrent enrollment), C or better in MATH 3330.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4310-001 Introduction to Automatic Control

        MAE 4310 Introduction to Automatic Controls (3-0). Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of dynamic systems.

        Prerequisites. MAE 3314, MAE 3319 (or MAE 3405), and EE 2320.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4325-001 COMBUSTION

        Fundamental treatment of problems involving simultaneous occurrence of chemical reaction and transfer of heat, mass and momentum. Topics include kinetically controlled combustion phenomena; diffusion flames in liquid fuel combustion; combustion of solids; combustion of gaseous fuel jets; flames in premixed gasses. Offered as AE 5325 and ME 5325. Credit will not be given for both. Offered as MAE 4325.

        Prerequisite: MAE 4325 Must be in the professional ME or AE program and C or better in MAE 3311 or MAE 3303.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5325-001 Combustion

        Fundamental treatment of problems involving simultaneous occurrence of chemical reaction and transfer of heat, mass and momentum. Topics include kinetically controlled combustion phenomena; diffusion flames in liquid fuel combustion; combustion of solids; combustion of gaseous fuel jets; flames in premixed gasses. Offered as AE 5325 and ME 5325. Credit will not be given for both. Offered as MAE 4325.

        Prerequisite: MAE 4325 Must be in the professional ME or AE program and C or better in MAE 3311 or MAE 3303.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5325-001 Combustion

        Fundamental treatment of problems involving simultaneous occurrence of chemical reaction and transfer of heat, mass and momentum. Topics include kinetically controlled combustion phenomena; diffusion flames in liquid fuel combustion; combustion of solids; combustion of gaseous fuel jets; flames in premixed gasses. Offered as AE 5325 and ME 5325. Credit will not be given for both. Offered as MAE 4325.

        Prerequisite: MAE 4325 Must be in the professional ME or AE program and C or better in MAE 3311 or MAE 3303.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3242-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN I

        MECHANICAL DESIGN I. 2 Hours. The overall nature of design as a process is presented along with various models, methods, techniques, and tools for the various phases of the process to provide the student with an excellent understanding of how to design. Students learn to design mechanical components based on stress/deflection and the associated failure theories.

        Prerequisite: C or better in each of the following, MAE 2312, MAE 2323, and MAE 3324.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3405-001 Flight Dynamics

        MAE 3405. FLIGHT DYNAMICS. 4 Hours.

        Derivation of equation of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition. State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM. Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM. Prerequisite: Must be in the professional ME or AE program and C or better in each of the following, MAE 3406 (or concurrent enrollment) and MATH 3330.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4310-002 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATIC CONTROL

        MAE 4310. INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATIC CONTROL. 3 Hours.

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of dynamic systems. Prerequisite: Must be in the professional ME or AE program and C or better in each of the following, (MAE 3314 and MAE 3319) or (MAE 3405 and EE 2320).

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5303-004 CLASSICAL METHODS OF CONTROL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS

        ME 5303. CLASSICAL METHODS OF CONTROL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS. 3 Hours.

        Equip the student with familiarity of significant tools of the control engineer. Topics covered include controllers and their effect on system performance and stability, block diagram algebra, stability and analysis, system performance definition, root locus, frequency techniques, and state variable methods. Digital simulation tools for design and simulation of control systems. Demonstration of controller design and performance in the laboratory. Also offered as AE 5303. Credit will be granted only once.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5303-004 CLASSICAL METHODS OF CONTROL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS

        AE 5303. CLASSICAL METHODS OF CONTROL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS. 3 Hours.

        Equip the student with familiarity of significant tools of the control engineer. Topics covered include controllers and their effect on system performance and stability, block diagram algebra, stability and analysis, system performance definition, root locus, frequency techniques, and state variable methods. Digital simulation tools for design and simulation of control systems. Demonstration of controller design and performance in the laboratory. Also offered as ME 5303.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1312-004 ENGINEERING STATICS

        MAE 1312. ENGINEERING STATICS. 3 Hours. (TCCN = ENGR 2301)

        A study of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, conditions of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector and index notation introduced. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGR 1300 (or MAE 1104), MATH 1426 (or HONR-SC 1426), and PHYS 1443.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4310-001 INTRO TO AUTOMATIC CONTROL

        MAE 4310. INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATIC CONTROL. 3 Hours.

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of dynamic systems. Prerequisite: Must be in the professional ME or AE program and C or better in each of the following, (MAE 3314 and MAE 3319) or (MAE 3405 and EE 2320).

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3405-001 MAE 3405. FLIGHT DYNAMICS

        MAE 3405. FLIGHT DYNAMICS. 4 Hours.

        Derivation of equation of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition. State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM. Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM. Prerequisite: Must be in the professional ME or AE program and C or better in each of the following, MAE 3406 (or concurrent enrollment) and MATH 3330.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1312-003 ENGINEERING STATICS

        MAE 1312. ENGINEERING STATICS. 3 Hours. (TCCN = ENGR 2301)

        A study of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, conditions of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector and index notation introduced. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGR 1300 (or MAE 1104), MATH 1426 (or HONR-SC 1426), and PHYS 1443.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3242-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN I

        MAE 3242. MECHANICAL DESIGN I. 2 Hours. The overall nature of design as a process is presented along with various models, methods, techniques, and tools for the various phases of the process to provide the student with an excellent understanding of how to design. Students learn to design mechanical components based on stress/deflection and the associated failure theories.

        Prerequisite: C or better in each of the following, MAE 2312, MAE 2323, and MAE 3324.

        Summer - 11 Weeks - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4342-001 Mechanical Design II

        MAE 4342. MECHANICAL DESIGN II. 3 Hours. Analysis for the design and manufacture of basic mechanical elements, and their role in the design of machines. A brief review of relevant topics including stress/deflection, failure theories, and contact stress is initially conducted. It is then extended to the design of fundamental mechanical components including shafts, gears, springs, bearings, fasteners, and clutches/brakes.

        Prerequisite: C or better in each of the following, MAE 3242 and MAE 3318 (or concurrent enrollment).

        Summer - 11 Weeks - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1312-001 Engineering Statics

        A study of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, conditions of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector and index notation introduced.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 2323-001 Dynamics

        MAE 2323 DYNAMICS (3-0). The relation between forces acting on particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies, and the changes in motion produced.  Review of kinematics and vector analysis, Newtons Laws, energy methods, methods of momentum, inertia tensor and Eulers equations of motion.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4310-002 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATIC CONTROL

        MAE 4310 Introduction to Automatic Controls (3-0). Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of dynamic systems.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3405-001 MAE 3405 Flight Dynamics

        MAE 3405 Flight Dynamics (4-0). Derivation of equation of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition.  State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM.  Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1312-003 ENGINEERING STATICS

        A study of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, conditions of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector and index notation introduced. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGR 1300 (or MAE 1104), MATH 1426 (or HONR-SC 1426), and PHYS 1443.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1312-004 ENGINEERING STATICS

        A study of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, conditions of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector and index notation introduced. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGR 1300 (or MAE 1104), MATH 1426 (or HONR-SC 1426), and PHYS 1443.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3405-001 Flight Dynamics

        Derivation of equation of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition. State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM. Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM. Prerequisite: C or better in each of the following, MAE 3406 (or concurrent enrollment) and MATH 3330

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4310-001 Introduction to Automatic Control

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of dynamic systems. Prerequisite: C or better in each of the following, MAE 3319 (or MAE 3405), and EE 2320

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 2315-001 Fluid Dynamics

        FLUID DYNAMICS. 3 Hours. Introduction to fluid dynamics and low-speed aerodynamics; fluid properties; dimensional analysis; conservation equations in integral and differential form; potential flow theory and viscous flow. Prerequisite: C or better in each of the following, MAE 2323 (or concurrent enrollment), MAE 3309 (or concurrent enrollment) or MAE 3310 (or concurrent enrollment), and MAE 3360 (or concurrent enrollment).

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3405-002 Flight Mechanics

        MAE 3405 FLIGHT DYNAMICS (4-0) Derivation of equation of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition.  State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM.  Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM. Course Prerequisites: MAE 3406 (or concurrent enrollment), C or better in MATH 3330

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4310-002 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATIC CONTROL

        Course Description: Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of dynamic systems. Prerequisite: MAE 3314, MAE 3319 (or MAE 3405), and C or better in EE 2320.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3405-001 Flight Dynamics

        MAE 3405 FLIGHT DYNAMICS (4-0) Derivation of equation of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition.  State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM.  Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4310-001 Introduction to Automatic Control

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of dynamic systems.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4310-002 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATIC CONTROL

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of dynamic systems. Prerequisite: MAE 3314, MAE 3319 (or MAE 3405), and C or better in EE 2320.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3360-001 MAE 3360. ENGINEERING ANALYSIS. 3 Hours.

        MAE 3360. ENGINEERING ANALYSIS. 3 Hours. Mathematical analysis with emphasis on solution techniques and engineering applications. Topics include: ordinary differential equations (ODE), Laplace Transform, numerical solutions of ODE, boundary value problems, Fourier series, Sturm-Liouville problem and vector calculus. Prerequisite: C or better in each of the following, MATH 2326 and MAE 2360 (or concurrent enrollment).

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3405-001 Flight Dynamics

        Derivation of equation of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition. State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM. Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM. Prerequisite: MAE 3306 (or concurrent enrollment), C or better in MATH 3330.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3405-001 FLIGHT DYNAMICS

        Derivation of equation of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition. State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM. Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4310-002 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATIC CONTROL

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of dynamic systems.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5313-004 FLUID DYNAMICS

        Basic conservation laws, flow kinematics, special forms of the governing equations, two-dimensional potential flows, surface waves and some exact solutions of viscous incompressible flows. Offered as AE 5313. Credit will be granted only once.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1312-001 ENGINEERING STATICS

        A study of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, conditions of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector and index notation introduced.

        Summer - 11 Weeks - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 2323-002 Mae 2323-002

        MAE 2323 DYNAMICS (3-0). The relation between forces acting on particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies, and the changes in motion produced.  Review of kinematics and vector analysis, Newton's Laws, energy methods, methods of momentum, inertia tensor and Euler's equations of motion. 

        Prerequisite: C or better in MAE 1312; C or better in MATH 2425 (or HONR-SC 2425).

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3306-001 Mae 3306-001

        MAE 3306 FLIGHT PERFORMANCE & STABILITY (3-0) Introduction to aircraft performance and the assessment of aircraft stability and control characteristics. Performance topics covered include cruise, climbing, gliding and turn flights, range and endurance. Stability and controlled topics covered include longitudinal, lateral and directional stability and control.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3405-001 Mae 3405-001

        MAE 3405 FLIGHT DYNAMICS (4-0) Derivation of equation of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition.  State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM.  Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3306-001 FLIGHT PERFORMANCE & STABILITY

        Introduction to aircraft performance and the assessment of aircraft stability and control characteristics. Performance topics covered include cruise, climbing, gliding and turn flights, range and endurance. Stability and controlled topics covered include longitudinal, lateral and directional stability and control. Prerequisite: MAE 3303

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3405-001 FLIGHT DYNAMICS

        (4-0) Derivation of equation of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition. State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM. Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM. Prerequisite: MAE 3306 (or concurrent enrollment), C or better in MATH 3330.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013Contact info & Office Hours

Other Teaching Activities

    • Courses
      • AE 5302 Advanced Helicopter Aerodynamics, Performance and Dynamics
    • Courses Taught
      • AE 1312 Engineering Statics

        A study of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, conditions of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector and index notation introduced.

      • AE 2312 Solid Mechanics

        The relationship between stresses and strains in elastic bodies and the tension, compression, shear, bending, torsion, and combined loadings which produce them. Deflections and elastic curves, shear and bending moment diagrams for beams, and column theory.

      • AE 2312 Solid Mechnaics

        The relationship between stresses and strains in elastic bodies and the tension, compression, shear, bending, torsion, and combined loadings which produce them. Deflections and elastic curves, shear and bending moment diagrams for beams, and column theory.

      • AE 1312 Engineering Statics

        A study of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, conditions of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector and index notation introduced.

      • AE 2312 Solid Mechanics

        The relationship between stresses and strains in elastic bodies and the tension, compression, shear, bending, torsion, and combined loadings which produce them. Deflections and elastic curves, shear and bending moment diagrams for beams, and column theory

      • AE 2323 Dynamics

        The relation between forces acting on particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies, and the changes in motion produced. Review of kinematics and vector analysis, Newton's Laws, energy methods, methods of momentum, inertia tensor and Euler's equations of motion.

      • AE 4391 Problems in Aerospace Engineering

        Special problems in mechanical and aerospace engineering for students of senior standing.                        

      • AE 3301 Introduction to Fluid Dynamics

        Fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics leading to the development of both the integral and differential forms of the basic conservation equations. Application of the integral conservation equations to engineering problems in fluid dynamics including buoyancy and other hydrostatics problems. Dimensional analysis and similitude are also discussed.

      • AE 4305 Aerospace Dynamics and Control

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of aerospace dynamic systems.

      • ME 4310 Introduction to Automatic Controls

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of dynamic systems.

      • AE 2323 Dynamics

        The relation between forces acting on particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies, and the changes in motion produced. Review of kinematics and vector analysis, Newton's Laws, energy methods, methods of momentum, inertia tensor and Euler's equations of motion.

      • AE 3301 Introduction to Fluid Dynamics

        Fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics leading to the development of both the integral and differential forms of the basic conservation equations. Application of the integral conservation equations to engineering problems in fluid dynamics including buoyancy and other hydrostatics problems. Dimensional analysis and similitude are also discussed.

      • AE 3305 Dynamics of Flight I

        Equations of motion for a flight vehicle subjected to gravitational, aerodynamic, and thrust forces. Detrmination of flight vehicle performance, static stability and control, with applications in aircraft design.

      • AE 4351 Aerospace Vehicle Design II

                                 Analysis, design, and synthesis of an aerospace system such as a complete flight vehicle, a propulsion system, a structural system, or a control system; market analysis, operating studies, mission specification, civil and military certification requirements; design process, methods and tools; configuration concept selection, harmonization of individual design disciplines (aerodynamics, performance, flight mechanics, structures, cost, systems, etc.). Also included will be economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, safety, social and political considerations. Formal written and oral reports are required. Exit survey forms and exit essays must be submitted to complete the requirements of this course.

      • AE 1313 Engineering Statics

        A study of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, conditions of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector and index notation introduced.

      • AE 2323 Dynamics

        The relation between forces acting on particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies, and the changes in motion produced. Review of kinematics and vector analysis, Newton's Laws, energy methods, methods of momentum, inertia tensor and Euler's equations of motion.

      • AE 3305 Dynamics of Flight

        Equations of motion for a flight vehicle subjected to gravitational, aerodynamic, and thrust forces. Detrmination of flight vehicle performance, static stability and control, with applications in aircraft design.

      • AE 4305 Aerospace Dynamics and Control

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of aerospace dynamic systems.

      • AE 3301 Introduction to Fluid Dynamics

        Introduction to Fluid Dynamics and low speed aerodynamics; fluid properties; dimensional analysis; conservation equations in integral and differential form; viscous flow; potential flow theory, air foil and finite wing theory.

      • AE 4391 Problems in Aerospace Engineering

        Special problems in aerospace engineering for students of senior standing.                        

      • AE 2323 Dynamics

        The relation between forces acting on particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies, and the changes in motion produced. Review of kinematics and vector analysis, Newton's Laws, energy methods, methods of momentum, inertia tensor and Euler's equations of motion.

      • AE 3305 Dynamics of Flight I

        Equations of motion for a flight vehicle subjected to gravitational, aerodynamic, and thrust forces. Detrmination of flight vehicle performance, static stability and control, with applications in aircraft design.

      • AE 4305 Aerospace Dynamics & Control

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of aerospace dynamic systems.

      • AE 4350 Aerospace Design II

        Analysis, design, and synthesis of an aerospace system such as a complete flight vehicle, a propulsion system, a structural system, or a control system; market analysis, operating studies, mission specification, civil and military certification requirements; design process, methods and tools; configuration concept selection, harmonization of individual design disciplines (aerodynamics, performance, flight mechanics, structures, cost, systems, etc.). Also included will be economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, safety, social and political considerations. Formal written and oral reports are required. Exit survey forms and exit essays must be submitted to complete the requirements of this course.

      • AE 4305 Aerospace Dynamics & Control

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of aerospace dynamic systems.

      • AE 4305 Aerospace Dynamics & Control

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of aerospace dynamic systems.

      • AE 4305 Aerospace Dynamics & Control

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of aerospace dynamic systems.

      • AE 4332 Aerospace Control Systems

        The components used in mechanical, electronic, and fluid power control systems are studied. Modeling and performance analysis are used to help in the understanding of system behavior.

      • AE 3307 Flight Dynamics II
      • AE 2323 Dynamics

        The relation between forces acting on particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies, and the changes in motion produced. Review of kinematics and vector analysis, Newton's Laws, energy methods, methods of momentum, inertia tensor and Euler's equations of motion.

      • AE 3306 Flight Dynamics I
      • AE 3307 Flight Dynamics II
      • AE 2323 Dynamics
      • AE 3306 Flight Dynamics I
      • AE 3307 Flight Dynamics II
      • AE 2323 Dynamics
      • AE 3306 Flight Dynamics I
      • AE 3307 Flight Dynamics II
      • AE 5391 Advanced Studies in Aerospace Engineering
      • AE 1342 AE Computer Lab
      • AE 5301 Advanced Performance
      • AE 5312 Advanced Dynamics of Flight
      • AE 5312 Prediction of Flying Qualities
      • AE 5393 Thesis
      • AE 5301 Adv Topics: Designing for Low Observability
      • AE 5302 Advanced Aircraft Performance
      • AE 5393 Thesis
      • AE 6399 Dissertation
      • AE 5312 Advanced Dynamics of Flight
      • AE 5398 Thesis
      • AE 5398 Thesis
      • AE 6312 Advanced Guidance and Control
      • AE 5312 Advanced Dynamics of Flight
      • AE 5312 Advanced Dynamics of Flight
      • AE 5313 Prediction of Flying Qualities
      • AE 5312 Advanced Dynamics of Flight
      • AE 5312 Advanced Dynamics of Flight
      • AE 6312 Advanced Guidance and Control
      • AE 5312 Advanced Dynamics of Flight
      • AE 5312 Prediction of Flying Qualities
      • AE 5312 Advanced Dynamics of Flight
      • AE 6312 Advanced Guidance and Control
      • AE 5318 Turbulence

Service to the Community

  • Elected
    • Sept 2015 to  Present Vertical Lift Program Development

      Codeveloped Vertical Lift MS/MSE program

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Aug 1993 to  Aug 1994 ABET Committee

      Served on ABET Committee for Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department with respect to Flight Mechanics.

Other Service Activities

  • UTA/MAE Department Representative on North Texas Concil of Governments for Aviation
    • Jan 1995 UTA Representative