Dr. Willem A.J. Anemaat

President

Dr. Willem A. J. Anemaat is president and co-founder of Design, Analysis and Research Corporation (DARcorporation), an aeronautical engineering and prototype development company. DARcorporation specializes in airplane design and engineering consulting services, wind and water tunnel testing and design and testing of wind energy devices. Dr. Anemaat is the software architect for “Advanced Aircraft Analysis (AAA).” Dr. Anemaat has been actively involved with more than 350 airplane design projects and has run many subsonic wind tunnel tests for clients. Dr. Anemaat has more than 25 publications in the field of airplane design and analysis. Dr. Anemaat is the recipient of the SAE 2010 Forest R. McFarland Award, Vice Chair of the AIAA Aircraft Design Technical Committee, an AIAA Associate Fellow and an associate editor for the AIAA Journal of Aircraft. Dr. Anemaat holds an M.S.A.E. degree from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from The University of Kansas.

Dr. Anemaat also teaches the following courses for the University of Kansas Continuing Education Short Course Program.

“Airplane Preliminary Design”
“Airplane Flight Dynamics: Open and Closed Loop”
“Airplane Aerodynamic Design and Subsonic Wind Tunnel Testing”

Professional Preparation

  • Delft University of Technology, Aerospace Engineering: M.S., 1987
  • The University of Kansas, Aerospace Engineering: Ph.D., 2007

Appointments & Awards

  • Chair The University of Kansas Aerospace Engineering Advisory Board 2016-2018
  • Chair AIAA Aircraft Design Technical Committee 2016-2017
  • Vice Chair AIAA Aircraft Design Technical Committee 2015-2016
  • Associate Editor AIAA Journal of Aircraft, responsible for aircraft design papers

  • Member of AIAA Journal of Aircraft Editorial Advisory Board from 2004-2009

  • Member of AIAA Aircraft Design Technical Committee since 2004
  • SAE Wichita Aviation Technology Conference and Exposition 2008 Technical Program Chair
  • AIAA Associate Fellow
  • Recipient of the SAE 2010 Forest R. McFarland Award
  • Patent: 20070034001 – Wind gauges and wind gauge kits with J. N. Hutson and J. Montgomery
  • NASA SBIR Phase I and Phase II Principal Investigator 1994-1997 development of a user friendly PC-based aircraft design system

Publications

  • W.A. Anemaat, D.M. van Dommelen, A. D’Silva, P.B. Sargent, “Comparison of Methods to Predict Aerodynamic Center Shift Due to Bodies”, to be presented at 31st Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, September 09-14, 2018.

  • W.A. Anemaat, D.M. van Dommelen, S. Johnson, P.B. Sargent, W. Liu, “Comparison of Aerodynamic Analysis Tools for Rotorcraft in Hover”, AIAA-2018-2069, presented at the 2018 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, Kissimmee, Florida, January 8-12, 2018.

  • W.A. Anemaat, “UAV Propeller Design and How Necessary It Is for Your UAV Performance”, presented at AUVSI Xponential 2017, Dallas, Texas, 8-11 May 2017.

  • D.M. van Dommelen, S. Johnson, W. Liu, W.A. Anemaat, M. Gritsch, “Aircraft Design Method for Weight, Volume and Cost of Electric Motors”, paper number: 92, presented at the 17th Australian International Aerospace Congress (AIAC17), Melbourne, 26-28 February 2017.

  • M. Gritsch, W.A. Anemaat, S. Johnson, W. Liu, “Rapid Weight Sizing Methodology for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (Quadcopter)”, paper number: 83, presented at the 17th Australian International Aerospace Congress (AIAC17), Melbourne, February 26-28, 2017.

  • W.A. Anemaat, A. Karwas, W. Liu, S. Johnson, “Dorsal Fin Design Method: A Low Cost Aerodynamic Solution to Prevent Loss-of-Control”, AIAA-2017-0694, presented at the 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine, Texas.

  • W.A. Anemaat, M. Shuurman, W. Liu, A. Karwas, “Aerodynamic Design, Analysis and Testing of Propellers for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle”, AIAA-2017-0721, presented at the 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine, Texas.

  • W.A. Anemaat, W. Liu, M. Yang, R. Hale, “Design, Build and Fly: Basler BT-67 with External Antenna Fairings”, AIAA-2016-4062, presented at the 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, AIAA AVIATION 2016, June 13-17, 2016, Washington, D.C.

  • R. Oliver, J. Rutherford, W.A. Anemaat, “Hexplane Technology: Three Wing, Six Tilt-Propulsion Units, VTOL Aircraft”, Oral Presentation, presented at the 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, AIAA AVIATION 2016, June 13-17, 2016, Washington, D.C.

  • D.M. van Dommelen, J.D. Carroll, W.A. Anemaat, “Semi-Empirical Propeller Power Effects in Airplane Preliminary Design”, presented at the 7th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT), Queensland, Australia, November 26, 2015.

  • W.A. Anemaat, “Smart Aircraft Modeler for Aircraft Conceptual Design”, the 5th Symposium on Collaboration in Aircraft Design (SCAD), Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS), Technical Committee Aircraft Design (TCAD), Research Section, Naples, Italy, October 13, 2015.

  • W. Liu, W.A. Anemaat, “Airplane Component Weight Estimation Method Development”, presented at the 16th Australian International Aerospace Congress (AIAC16), Melbourne, Australia, February 23, 2015.

  • W.A. Anemaat, “AAA and CPACS Coupling”, the 4th Symposium on Collaboration in Aircraft Design (SCAD), Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS), Technical Committee Aircraft Design (TCAD), Research Section, Toulouse, France, November 27, 2014.

  • A. Rizzi, P. Meng, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden; B. Nagel, D. Boehnke, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany; W.A.J. Anemaat, J. Carroll, Design, Analysis and Research Corporation (DARcorporation), USA, “Collaborative Aircraft Design using AAA and CEASIOM linked by CPACS Namespace”, presented at CAES European Air & Space Conference 2013, Linkoping, Sweden, September 16-19, 2013.

  • W.A. Anemaat, B. Kaushik, J. Carroll, J. Jeffery, “Software Tool Development to Improve the Airplane Preliminary Design Process”, ISPE paper 33.00, presented at the 20th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, September 2-6, 2013.

  • W. Liu, W.A. Anemaat, “A Refined Method for Wing Weight Estimation and A New Method for Wing Center of Gravity Estimation”, presented at the 2013 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference and International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC), Los Angeles, California, August 12-14, 2013.

  • W.A. Anemaat, W. Liu, B. Kaushik, M. Yang, M. Brown, R. Hale, “Design, Build and Fly: NASA Lockheed P3 Orion with External Antenna Fairings”, AIAA-2013-0019, presented at the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 7-10, 2013, Grapevine, Texas.

  • R. Oliver, W.A. Anemaat, B. Kaushik, J. Carroll, B. McCormick, “The Hexplane: A scalable Air Vehicle Concept for Breakthrough Performance in Speed and VTOL”, AIAA-2013-1089, presented at the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 7-10, 2013, Grapevine, Texas.

  • B. Kaushik, W.A. Anemaat, “Design Methods for an Unconventional Split Wing Aircraft Configuration”, ICAS Paper 2012-1.3.1, presented at the 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), September 23-28, Brisbane, Australia.

  • B.Kaushik, W.A. Anemaat, “Methods to Scale Subsonic Wind Tunnel Derivatives”, AIAA-2012-3228 presented at the 30th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, June 25-28, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • W. Liu, B. Kaushik, W.A. Anemaat; “Weight Investigation of a Novel Split-Wing Airplane Layout” AIAA Paper 2012-1995, presented at 53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, April 23-26, 2012, Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • M. Brown, B. Kaushik, W.A. Anemaat; “Planform Load Distribution Mapping for Straight Tapered Wings with Linear Twist” AIAA-2012-0396, presented at the 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Jan. 9-12, 2012, Nashville, Tennessee.