AIAA Foundation Announces Winner of its 2013 - 2014 Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition Written 15 September 2014




The AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2013-2014 Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition

September 15, 2014 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation is pleased to announce the results of its annual Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition.

The 2013 – 2014 competition challenged teams to design a supersonic multi-utility technology test bed.

The winners are:

  • First prize: Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, for their design “SMART: SupersonicMulti-utility Aeroelastic Reconfigurable Test-bed.”Team members: Malcom Brown, Koen van de Kerkhof, Raphael Klein, Martijn Roelofs, Niels Singh and Daan Westerveld. Ron Barrett and Roelof Vos, faculty advisors. The team will receive an award of $500 from the AIAA Foundation.

  • Second prize: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, for their design “Delta Spike.”Team members: Richard Bramlette, Katie Constant, Adam D’Silva, Julian McCafferty and James Sellers. Ron Barrett, faculty advisor. The team will receive an award of $250 from the AIAA Foundation.

  • Third prize: “Team Petrodyne Aerospace,” The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, for their design “Modular Aircraft for Supersonic Technology Research (MASTER).”Team members: Giada Abate, Mathilde Deveraux, Brett Hiller, Emmanuel Lacouture, Tejas Puranik and Christopher Sandwich. Dimitri Mavris, faculty advisor and Daniel Cooksey, project advisor. The team will receive an award of $125 form the AIAA Foundation.

“We congratulate all of the winning teams in this year’s Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition,” said AIAA Foundation Chairman Mike Griffin. "Your designs demonstrate the creativity, ingenuity and commitment to excellence that are a hallmark of our community. We are confident that the experiences each of you have had in this competition, with its emphasis on teamwork, collaboration, and hard work have well prepared you to make important contributions to the future aerospace workforce. I look forward to see how each of you shapes the future of aerospace.”

For more information on the AIAA Foundation Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition, please contact Rachel Andino at 703.264.7577



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