Our projects include single and multi-engine propeller and jet powered aircraft, Business Jets, Very Light Jets (VLJ), Kit, LSA and Experimental Category aircraft, VTOL combat force insertion vehicles, VTOL aircraft, UAV’s for civil and military applications and hybrid air/ground vehicles. Please see below a complete list of all our aeronautical engineering and wind turbine projects. For more details descriptions of highlighted projects, click below.
Aeronautical Engineering Projects
Modification of the horizontal tail of a commuter aircraft for Fairchild Aircraft. Analysis of stick forces, longitudinal stability and control and verification with airworthiness standards. Analysis included ground effects, flap effects and propeller slipstream effects.
Analysis of the effects of a refueling system on the KC-135R for AEL Industries (now BAE Systems). Analysis of the stability and control including stick forces and gradients for a KC-135R with a fuselage mounted external refueling system.
Water tunnel tests on a modified KC-135R for AEL Industries (now BAE Systems). Analysis of flow effects on the horizontal tail for a modified KC-135R with a fuselage mounted external refueling system.
Water tunnel tests on a Boeing 707-320B for AEL Industries (now BAE Systems). Analysis of flow fields under the fuselage of a Boeing 707 for locating the best position of a refueling system.
Stability and control derivatives for the Beech Bonanza for a MDM Systems, Inc. a simulator company. All stability and control derivatives are determined for several flight conditions to create a flight simulator model.
Stability and lift analysis of a 6-seater General Aviation aircraft for Hutterer Engineering.
Verification of a new design of a 6 passenger propeller airplane. Analysis included vertical tail sizing and wing sizing.
Investigation of forward maneuver area air-delivery systems for the US Navy, US Marine Corps. Creation of a simulation program for air dropping payload. Preliminary design of new airplanes to be used for delivering payload in war-zones.
Derivation of a system of equations of motion for Precision Training Software, a simulator company. Mathematical equations are derived for a training simulator.
Design verification of several fire-fighting airplanes for Air Tractor. Preliminary design verification and performance analysis on a family of small airplanes.
Design verification of a single engine airplane for Air Tractor. Design verification and performance analysis on a family of small airplanes. Analysis of competitor airplanes and comparison with new designs. Stability and control verification, including control forces.
New design of a two-person kit airplane.
Preliminary design of two airplanes based on an existing kit airplane.
NASA SBIR Phase II contract: Development of G.A.-CAD: General Aviation Computer Aided Design. To revitalize the General Aviation industry, NASA Langley awarded DARcorporation a contract to design a preliminary design and analysis tool for PC’s including structural design and drafting capability. NASA Technology Transfer Program Article
Preliminary Design of a small freighter/passenger airplane for NEXUS.
New design of an all composite two person kit airplane for DreamWings.
Design includes stability and control analysis for one airplane with three different engines.
Design verification of a twin engine airplane for Air Tractor. Analysis of competitor airplanes and comparison with new designs. Stability and control verification, including control forces.
Design verification and stability and control analysis on the VisionAire Vantage business jet.
Stability and control derivatives for the Cessna Citation II for Alpha Systems, a simulator company. All stability and control derivatives are determined for several flight conditions to create a flight simulator model.
Wind tunnel tests and project management for a small business jet for VisionAire Corporation.
Water tunnel tests on a small business jet for VisionAire Corporation.
Complete loads analysis and control system design of a two-seat all composite ultralight/experimental airplane for DreamWings.
Simulation model of an Air Tractor 502B for SimCom.
Design studies for Air Tractor on single-, twin- and three-engine airplanes.
Weight and moment of inertia prediction of the Cessna Caravan for Kohlman Systems Research.
Aerodynamic model and weight/moments of inertia of the Socata TBM 700 for SimCom.
Preliminary design of a two-seat single engine jet-trainer.
Preliminary design of a family of 4-6 seat twin-engine jets.
Preliminary sizing of a small business twin-engine jet for Safire.
Performance analysis of a single engine turboprop trainer.
Performance analysis and stability and control verification of a 7-seat single engine turboprop.
Aerodynamic model and weight/moments of inertia of the Piper Malibu Mirage for SimCom.
Aerodynamic model and weight/moments of inertia of the Piper Meridian for SimCom.
Loads analysis on a small cargo turboprop airplane.
Computer aided drafting work on a twin-engine propeller all-composite experimental airplane for DreamWings.
Development of techniques to interface CAD with CAM to manufacture plugs and molds for DreamWings.
Performance analysis on a small cargo turboprop airplane.
Loads analysis on the Valkyrie composite experimental airplane for DreamWings.
Structural design of the Valkyrie composite experimental airplane for DreamWings.
Control system design for the DreamWings Valkyrie.
Preliminary design and analysis on the Kelly Space and Technology Second Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle under the NASA NRA8-27 contract.
Aerodynamic model and weight/moments of inertia of the Raytheon KingAir 350 for SimCom.
Aerodynamic model and weight/moments of inertia of the Bombardier CRJ for SimCom.
Design verification, aerodynamic, stability and control support for a small business jet for Safire Aircraft.
Performance analysis of a water bomber for Air Tractor.
Preliminary design of a supersonic business jet for OrthoAir.
Performance analysis for a twin-engine turboprop freighter airplane.
Weights and performance analysis of a tiltrotor concept.
Horizontal tail analysis for a 2-seat amphibious airplane.
Aerodynamic model and weight/moments of inertia of the Mitsubishi MU-2 for SimCom.
Wind tunnel test for Safire Aircraft Company.
Preliminary design of a 4-seat business jet.
Loads analysis for the Snow S-22.
Conceptual design of a single engine 4-seat G.A. airplane.
Preliminary design of a personal air vehicle capable of vertical take-off.
Preliminary design of a twin engine 6-seat G.A. airplane.
Weights sizing and performance sizing for a small amphibious personal airplane.
Wind tunnel test management for Safire Aircraft.
Ground test development and test management for a propeller propulsion system.
Aerodynamic performance of windmill blades for K. Wetzel & Company.
Firewall forward design of an ATP turboprop powered Vans RV-6A for Rivers Aeronautical.
Aerodynamic model and weight/moments of inertia of the Piper Saratoga for The University of Kansas.
Aerodynamic model and weight/moments of inertia of the Piper Aztec for The University of Kansas.
Equations of motion for the tilt-boom concept for Freewing Flight Technologies, Inc.
Airfoil and wing aerodynamic analysis for Thomas International.
CFD analysis of a small business jet.
Design verification of a UAV concept.
Preliminary design of a jet powered UAV concept.
Preliminary design of a Sport Pilot class airplane for Composicraft.
UAV database development for Thomas International.
Patent support work for a VTOL concept.
Parametric windmill blade design in Unigraphics for Wetzel Engineering.
Preliminary design and design verification of a 4-seat G.A. airplane.
Speedbrake design for a small business jet.
Competitor analysis for a small business jet manufacturer.
VTOL Propulsion ground test.
CAD drawings of the wing ribs of the WWII Mitsubishi Zero.
CAD for a roadable aircraft concept.
Wind tunnel test and CFD work for a new propeller/windmill concept.
Preliminary design of a transonic business jet.
Design and wind tunnel testing of a wind measuring device.
Test support for a VTOL UAV.
Preliminary design of a roadable aircraft for Aerocar.
CAD drawings for the horizontal tail of the WWII Mitsubishi Zero.
Control system design for a VTOL UAV.
Propeller/Rotor design for Freewing Flight Technologies, Inc.
Preliminary design of the Milner AirCar.
- Design evaluation of the Hensley Wolf twin propeller pusher 4-seater.
- CFD analysis for the Milner AirCar.
Wind tunnel test program management for a small business jet.
Design review for the Nexaer LS1.
Aerodynamic design and wind tunnel testing of a flying toy.
Wind Tunnel data analysis for a small business jet.
Design method development and design of a low-speed wind turbine for Hi-Q Products.
Preliminary design of a twin pusher G.A. airplane.
Initial structural analysis for Milner AirCar.
Design review for D-Star Engineering.
Design review for Finite Engineering.
Design review for Trolltune Corporation.
Design of a VTOL UAV for Freewing.
CFD analysis on a wind turbine rotor for Dynastrosi Laboratories.
Wind Tunnel program management for Piper Aircraft Corporation on the PiperJet.
Design review on a UAV.
Performance effects of external antennas on a DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter.
Design review for an LSA.
Wind tunnel testing on a vertical axis wind mill for Dynastrosi Laboratories.
Wind tunnel testing of several low speed horizontal axis wind turbines for Hi-Q products.
CFD analysis on a vertical axis wind mill.
Wind Mill performance analysis for Wind Energy Corporation.
Wind Mill wind tunnel testing for Wind Energy Corporation.
Wind Mill structural analysis for Wind Energy Corporation.
CFD analysis for Milner AirCar.
Design and wind tunnel testing of several low speed wind mills for Hi-Q Products.
SkyDrill vertical axis wind turbine aerodynamic design, wind tunnel testing and structural design.
The University of Kansas Wind Tunnel modifications.
Design of a scaled Supermarine Spitfire.
Manufacturing of the Hi-Q #61 1KW wind turbine.
Installation and full scale testing of the Hi-Q #61 wind turbine.
SkyDrill Vertical Axis wind turbine detailed design for manufacturing.
CFD analysis of a bird deflector system for jet engines.
Air Tractor Stability and Control Analysis.
The University of Kansas/CReSIS/NASA DC-8 Performance Effects of Antenna installations.
100 KW horizontal axis wind turbine aerodynamic design.
SkyDrill: Wind Mill System Dynamics Structural Analysis.
Samson Motorworks: Switchblade Preliminary Design Analysis.
Samson Motorworks: Switchblade wing mechanism Design.
Samson Motorworks: Cutaway Display Mockup Construction.
Performance sizing and CAD modeling of a Supermarine Spitfire.
Ante Steel: Design of a open-loop Skydiving Simulator Fan: Aerodynamics and Structures.
Samson Motorworks: Inlet design and CFD analysis.
US Air Force: preliminary design of Fifth Generation Target Drone.
US Air Force: Low-speed Wind Tunnel Test of Fifth Generation Target Drone.
KingAir 350 Loads Analysis for weather equipment installation on the wing.
100 KW horizontal axis wind turbine detailed structural design for Chance Wind.
Detailed design of a single engine trainer including detailed structural design and control system design.
Conceptual design of a single engine turboprop.
Design review for a single engine piston prop 2-seater.
VAWT 2D CFD analysis and comparison to a conventional Darrieus VAWT.
US Air Force: Fifth Generation Target Drone design support.
Preliminary design of a full scale replica Supermarine Spitfire.
Initial structural layout of a full scale replica Supermarine Spitfire.
Preliminary design of a VTOL Aircraft.
Conceptual design of a 6-seater single engine jet.
Wind tunnel calibration for the University of Kansas Closed-circuit wind tunnel.
The University of Kansas/CReSIS/NASA Lockheed P-3 Orion aerodynamic and performance effects of MCoRDS antenna installations, detailed structural design of antenna installations and manufacturing of antenna installations.
The University of Kansas/NASA/NOAA Lockheed P-3 Orion aerodynamic and performance effects of EcoSAR antenna installations, detailed structural design of antenna installations.
Ground vibration tests of the MCoRDS wing antenna installations and SNOW bomb bay antenna installations on the NASA Lockheed P-3 Orion at NASA Wallops Flight Facility.
Structural and aeroelastic analysis of a spray rig assembly mounted on a Cessna Citation Excel vertical tail for Cessna Aircraft Company.
Fire effects on fuselage locker structures for a business jet modification for Raisbeck Engineering.
Simulation aerodynamic and weight model prediction for the Cessna Mustang for SimCom.
The University of Kansas/CReSIS/Basler BT-67 Aerodynamic and Performance Effects of Antenna installations, detailed structural design of antenna installations.
Wind tunnel modification design and fabrication to lower turbulence intensity levels in the test section.
Effect of surface coatings on drag and performance of several airliners and business jets for Cilajet.
Technical assistance for cost predictions for the years 2024 and 2034 for passenger airliners for Tecolote.
Samson Motorworks tail sizing.
Samson Motorworks wind tunnel test support.
Flight of the Connie: Flugtag competition preliminary design.
US Air Force fifth generation Full Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) drone. DARcorporation performed preliminary design reviews, configuration management, CAD support, wind tunnel test support and data analysis.
Airgenesis: wind turbine aerodynamic design and performance analysis.
Barberwind: aerodynamic design of a wind turbine and performance analysis.
Preliminary design of a freighter airplane.
The University of Kansas: wind tunnel refurbishment and balance calibration.
Design review for a LSA.
Aerodynamic and structural analysis on a fence system.
Impact of nose modification on a KingAir B200 for General Atomics.
Samson Motorworks: subsonic wind tunnel test program management.
Samson Motorworks: wind tunnel data analysis.
Structural analysis and pylon manufacturing support for the Ultra-Wide Band antennas on The University of Kansas/CReSIS/Basler BT-67 (Turboprop DC-3).
US Air Force SBIR Phase I airplane geometry tools development.
General Aviation company: design review.
Loads and structural analysis of a dorsal communication satellite radome assembly on the Boeing 737-700 airframe.
CReSIS/NASA DC-8 Antenna assembly manufacturing support.
CReSIS/NASA C-130 antenna installation research.
Aviator (Beijing) Investment CO., LTD.: Design of a Skydiving Simulator Fan and Fan Housing: Aerodynamics and Structures and detailed manufacturing drawings.
Ground vibration tests of the EcoSAR antenna installations on NOAA Lockheed P-3 Orion at MacDill Air Force Base.
Aeroelasticity analysis of the fuselage and wing Ultra-Wide Band antenna installations on The University of Kansas/CReSIS/Basler BT-67 (Turboprop DC-3).
Performed stability and control and aerodynamic analysis on the Glasair LSA Merlin and created the aircraft’s trim diagrams.
Multiple studies on the design and analysis of the Oliver VTOL Hexplane related to weight, performance, RDT&E (Research, Development, Test and Evaluation) cost and ground effects.
Performance analysis and technical flight manual writing/updating of a military transport aircraft.
Wind Turbine Projects
- 100 KW Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Aerodynamic Design
Parametric Wind Turbine Blade Design in Unigraphics for Wetzel Engineering
Aerodynamic Performance of Wind Turbine Blades for K. Wetzel & Company
CFD Analysis on a Wind Turbine rotor for Dynastrosi Laboratories
CFD Analysis on a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
Powerwing Aerodynamic Design
Darrieus Design Wind Turbine
Novel Ducted Wind Turbine Design
CFD Work for a New Propeller/Wind Turbine Concept
Wind Tunnel Testing on a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine for Dynastrosi Laboratories
Wind Tunnel Testing of a New Propeller/Wind Turbine Concept