AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2014 - 2015 Undergraduate Team Engine Design Competition Written 29 September 2015

John Blacksten

September 29, 2015 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014–2015 AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Team Engine Design Competition.

The competition required teams to submit a design for an ultra-high bypass ratio turbofan engine for the future.

“I congratulate the winners of this year’s AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Team Engine Design Competition. Competitions like this are a wonderful way for the next generation of aerospace professionals to gain practical experience in design,” said Sandy Magnus, AIAA executive director. “As professionals they will need to harness their ingenuity and skills to create new systems to shape the future of aerospace and competitions are the first step in building those skills. I am especially pleased to see that entries for this year’s competition came from around the world, reflecting the diversity and international reach of our community.”

The winners are:

  • First prize: TOBB University of Economics & Technology, Ankara, Turkey, for their design “Next Generation High Bypass Ratio Turbofan Engine.” Team members: Tekin Aksu, Firat Kiyici, Ozan Can Kocaman and Bertan Ozkan. Sitki Uslu, faculty advisor.

  • Second Prize: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, for their design “Triton 105: Ultra High Bypass Geared Three Spool Turbofan.” Team members: Anderson Asalie, Kevin Chung, Timothy Parr and Sachin Patel. Magdy Attia, faculty advisor.

  • Third Prize: Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, for their design: “Conceptual Design Proposal of Genesis Ultra High-Bypass TurboFan.” Team members: Mohamad Barada, Utku Caylan, Alberto Manero Contreras and Tim Roos. Onur Tuncer, faculty advisor.

Learn more about the AIAA Foundation Design Competitions.

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