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Designing a Silent Aircraft
April 17, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm +04
About the Event:
If you could re-design a commercial aircraft to significantly reduce its noise, how would you do it? That is the question posed to a team of engineers and faculty from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Cambridge University. In a collaborative effort across the Atlantic, 40+ researchers combined their expertise for the conception of a silent aircraft. This talk will provide a broad overview of the proposed design and the technologies involved. These include advanced aircraft operations, quiet airframe and engine design, aircraft systems integration, and noise prediction.
About the Speaker:
Dr. David Tan received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. His research focused on engine designs for the U.S. Navy and NASA. He has an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was part of a collaborative effort between MIT and Cambridge University, to design an ultra-quiet commercial aircraft. He received his B.S. from the University of Michigan. He has worked as a research scientist for the U.S. Navy, running experiments to improve the design of ships and submarines. He has also worked as a flight test engineer for the Singapore Air Force, testing a variety of modifications on fighter jets and formulating Air Force safety regulations for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).