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Brenden Oates

Georgia Institute of Technology

I am currently in the first year of pursuing my masters of aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech, where the year prior, I recieved my bachelors of aerospace engineering with highest honors. I am a Department of Defense SMART Scholar sponsored by NAVAIR, and as a graduate research student, I am part of the Nonlinear Computational Aeroelasticity Laboratory (NCAEL) at Georgia Tech, where Dr. Marilyn Smith is my advisor. My research is focused on high fidelity computational fluid dynamics of ship airwake interactions. A better understanding of the complex, unsteady wake shedding from Naval ship surfaces can be applied in flight simulators to enhance pilot training to make operations of advanced rotorcraft systems in the near vicinity of Naval ships safer.

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