Graeme Kennedy is an assistant professor in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. Kennedy’s research involves the development and application of numerical optimization techniques to structural and multidisciplinary design problems, with a primary focus on the analysis and design of fixed-wing aircraft.
“I am particularly interested in understanding how to design structures that help manage heat generated from battery packs in air taxis while achieving optimal aeroelastic performance,” Kennedy states.
Kennedy has developed open-source code that implements algorithms for large-scale topology optimization, aeroelastic optimization of flexible aircraft and rotorcraft, and optimization of composite structures.
More information about Dr. Kennedy’s research and open source code is available here.