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Two AE teams invited to AIAA/ASME Engine Design Competition

Friday, June 13, 2014

Two KU Aerospace Engineering teams have been invited to the 2013-2014 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum to present their designs to a panel of judges.  The top 3 teams this year are:

U KS - CASA 25: Candidate Variable Bypass Turbofan Engine for a Supersonic Business Jet
U KS - MSTY: A High-Performance Supersonic Variable Cycle
Tobb University - Design of NEO-FBG Engine

CASA 25 team members: Sunayan Mullick, Samuel Cott, Alex Sizemore, and Adrian Lee

MSTY team members: Mary Pat Whittaker, Tonderai Kambarami, Sean Derry, and Yinglong Xu

Faculty advisor for both teams: Saeed Farokhi

“Being chosen to present our engine in Cleveland is a big opportunity for us students and we are very grateful. We couldn’t have done this without Dr. Farokhi and other faculty members.   Everyone worked really hard and months of hard work have finally paid off.” said Sunayan Mullick, CASA 25 team leader.   The object  of this competition is to sell the engine and ours is the best fit for the aerospace community and conditions given for the business jet.  “We chose these variables of our engine and motivation behind of it is to fly subsonic and supersonic speeds and best engine for those conditions,” said Mullick.

The competition will be on Wednesday, July 30th in Cleveland, Ohio.  A final place determination will be determined onsite.

“It was a difficult project. It was lots of work with long hours and it was incredibly exhausting, but we loved every minute of it and are so proud of what we have accomplished,” said May Pat Whittaker, MSTY team leader.

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