Forum Short Courses

Dreier 2017

Short Course on Electric VTOL Technology
Organized by Dr. Anubhav Datta, University of Maryland

Short Course Syllabus

Led by Anubhav Datta from the University of Maryland, this multi-presenter course will provide an overview of the unique challenges and opportunities of this new class of vehicles. Both electric and hybrid-electric passenger carrying vertical flight aircraft will be covered for a variety of missions ranging from personal/private use to urban air taxis to regional electric VTOL bizjets.


About the Organizer:
Anubhav Datta is an Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland at College Park. Prior to joining Maryland, he was at the U. S. Army Aviation Development Directorate (ADD) at NASA Ames Research Center for nine years (2007-2016), where he worked on full-scale rotor testing, aeromechanics code development, and eVTOL. Dr. Anubhav Datta (portrait) His current research in Maryland is focused on modeling and testing of new electric propulsion concepts for eVTOL and improving dynamic loads and stability of high-speed tilting prop-rotors through wind-tunnel testing and CFD/CSD simulations. He is the chair of the AHS Integrating Technical Team (ITT) on eVTOL, leads NARI's inter-city eVTOL working-group, chair of the AIAA Structural Dynamics Conferences Sub-committee, member of AHS Dynamics Committee, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Helicopter Society. The research conducted by Datta and his colleagues have been recognized over the years by AHS's Alfred Gessow, Grover E. Bell, and Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Awards, NASA's Technical Excellence in Publications Award, and Group Achievement Awards from US Army and NASA.


Short Course on Rotorcraft Modeling
Presented by Mark E. Dreier, AVX Aircraft

Mark Dreier (portrait)This course reprises the presenter's 2010, 2013 and 2017 AHS Forum short courses on rotorcraft modeling, which are based on his AIAA textbook, Introduction to Helicopter and Tiltrotor Flight Simulation.

This Short Course on Rotorcraft Modeling will present in a palatable way the fundamentals of rotorcraft and the special analyses we need to understand these exciting aircraft. Designed especially for the new or recent graduate and for the professional who wants a refresher, we will talk about the “what” of rotorcraft, and then the “how” of analyzing them.


About the Presenter:

Mr. Mark Dreier holds a B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He has been involved in the simulation of helicopters, tiltrotors and wind turbines for over forty years, and is presently a consultant for AVX Aircraft Company in Benbrook, Texas and an adjunct instructor at the University of Texas at Arlington. Mark is a Technical Fellow of AHS International, a recipient of the AIAA de Florez award for Flight Simulation and a fixed-wing pilot with 400+ hours.