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Unformatted text preview: WILLIAM H. MASON (540) 231-6740 - Work Professor 231-9632 - Fax Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering and [email protected] Multidisciplinary Analysis and Design Center for Advanced Vehicles Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA 24061-0203 W.H. Mason spent nearly 15 years in the aerospace industry, all in the Engineering Department at the Grumman Aerospace Corporation, after obtaining his PhD. He spent about five years in aerodynamic methodology development, five years in aerodynamic design at the component level (airfoils and wings), and about five years in configuration design of advanced concepts. At Virginia Tech, he teaches the senior aircraft design class and aerodynamics classes. He is a member of the MAD Center and conducts research in design methodology, including MDO, and Applied Aerodynamics. As a co-op/summer student he worked in flight test and advanced spacecraft design at McDonnell Aircraft, St. Louis, and in helicopter flight test at Edwards AFB. He is a member of the AIAA Aircraft Design Technical Committee. Education: Ph.D., 1975, M.S., 1972, B.S., 1971, Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Registered Professional Engineer: New York State Professional Awards/Recognition: The Sigma Xi Research Award - 1975 Grumman- Presidential Citation for Excellence, 1980 Long Island Section, AIAA - Section Citation, 1983 Grumman- Presidential Citation for Excellence, 1984 Long Island Section, AIAA - Technological Achievement Award for 1984 NASA Technology Utilization Certificate, 1985 Associate Fellow of the AIAA, 1987 co-author: Best Paper Award, 1996 AIAA/NASA/ISSMO MAO Symposium advised undergraduate AIAA team aircraft design teams that have placed in the contest every year since 1990 Research Interests Aerospace Systems, Flight Vehicle and Aerodynamic Optimization: Current applications include MDO design for subsonic truss-braced wing concepts, blended wing body concepts and UAV design, including morphing. Design methods research addresses the role of the use of surrogates and uncertainty in design. Design Education: Longstanding history in developing engineers through design education. Involved in numerous innovations in design education, including the NSF-sponsored freshman-senior design programs, graduate design education, net-based design, and computational simulations. Recently involved in hands-on airplane design, fabrication and flight, including the a joint project with Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, and as an adviser to the student run Cessna/ONR/AIAA Design Build Fly competition. Professional History: 1995-present, Professor, 1989-1995, Associate Professor, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; 1974-1989, Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Bethpage, NY; 1975-1989, Aerodynamics Section; 1974-1975, Structural Mechanics Section; Final engineering title: Technical Specialist, Advanced Tactical Aircraft Configuration Aerodynamics and Design, Final project title: Platform Performance and Control, Special Projects; 1969, Engineering Aide, U.S. Army Aviation Test Activity, Edwards, CA; 1966-1967, Co-op student, McDonnell Douglas, St. Louis, MO. Selected Publications: Knill, D.L., Giunta, A.A., Baker, C.A., Grossman, B., Mason, W.H., Haftka, R.T. and Watson, L.T., “Response Surface Models Combining Linear and Euler Aerodynamics for Supersonic Transport Design,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 36, No. 1, Jan--Feb 1999, pp. 75-86. Amit Goel, C. A. Baker, C. A. Shaffer, B. Grossman, W.H. Mason and L.T. Watson, and R.T. Haftka, “VizCraft: A Problem-Solving Environment for Aircraft Configuration Design,” Computers in Science and Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, January/February 2001, pp. 56--66. Kim, H, Papila, M., Mason, W. H., Haftka, R. T., Watson, L. T., and Grossman, B., “Detection and Repair of Poorly Converged Optimization Runs,” AIAA J., Vol. 39, No. 12, December 2001, pp. 2242--2249. Chuck A. Baker, Layne T. Watson, Bernard Grossman, William H. Mason, and Raphael T. Haftka, “Parallel Global Aircraft Configuration Design Space Exploration,” International Journal of Computer Research, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 501--515, 2001. Neu, W.L. O. Hughes, W.H. Mason, S. Ni, Y. Chen, V. Ganesan, Z. Lin and S. Tumma, “Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Containerships,'” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2001, pp. 15--24. C.A. Baker, B. Grossman, R.T. Haftka, W.H. Mason and L.T. Watson, “High-Speed Civil Transport Design Space Exploration Using Aerodynamic Response Surface Approximations,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 39, No. 2, March-April 2002, pp. 215--220. Hongman Kim, M. Papila, R.T. Haftka, W.H. Mason, L. Watson, and B. Grossman, “Estimating Optimization Error Statistics via Optimization Runs from Multiple Starting Points,” 9th AIAA/ISSMAO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, Atlanta, GA, AIAA Paper 2002-5576, Sept. 5, 2002, Atlanta, GA. Hongman Kim, Raphael T. Haftka, William H. Mason, Layne T. Watson and Bernard Grossman, “Probabilistic Modeling Errors from Structural Optimization Based on Multiple Starting Points,” Optimization and Engineering, Vol. 3, Issue 4, December 2002, pp. 415-430. Andy Ko, Lefur Leifsson, William H. Mason, Bernard Grossman, Joseph A. Schetz and Raphael T. Haftka “MDO of a Blended-Wing-Body Transport Aircraft with Distributed Propulsion,” 3rd AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Technical Forum, Denver, CO, AIAA Paper 2003-6732, November 17 – 19, 2003. William H. Mason, “Stability and Control in Computational Simulations for Conceptual and Preliminary Design of Aircraft: the past, today, and future?,” in COMSAC: Computational Methods for Stability and Control, C. Michael Fremaux and Robert M. Hall, compilers, NASA/CP-2004-213028/PT1, April 2004, pp. 309-340. Chris Johnston, W.H. Mason, Cheolheui Han, H. Robertshaw, and D.J. Inman, “Actuator-Work Concepts Applied to Unconventional Aerodynamic Control Devices,” 10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Albany, NY, AIAA Paper 2004-4366, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2004. Melih Papila, R.T. Haftka, W.H. Mason and R. Alves, “Tailoring Wing Structures for Reduced Drag Penalty in Off-Design Flight Conditions,” 10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Albany, NY, AIAA Paper 2004-4637, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2004. ...
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