Imperial College London

Dr Rafael Palacios

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Professor in Computational Aeroelasticity
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5075r.palacios CV

 
 
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Location

 

338City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Course/Module

Organiser, Group Design Project. (Short Courses)

Emerging Technology for Green Aviation - AERO97018

Aims

The aim is to introduce the key technological advances, and the corresponding underlying principles, for a greener aviation. This includes the potential advantages of alternative configurations, flow control and drag-reduction using both active and passive systems, load alleviation systems and structural weight-reduction strategies and aircraft end of life and recycling.The module will consist of timetabled lectures and tutorials, delivered by academics with the relevant research expertise.

Role

Lecturer

Advanced Mechanics of Flight - AERO96006

Aims

To present methods for analysis of performance and dynamic stability for rigid and flexible fixed-wing aircraft, including the general equations of motion with flat-Earth assumption and the small-perturbation dynamics; and an introduction to optimal control for optimization of manoeuvres and for design of closed-loop vehicle stability augmentation systems.
Part B - UG Students

To present the application of orbital mechanics and rigid body dynamics to a wide range of problems in non-atmospheric flight, to introduce analytical and numerical solutions to a wide range of problems in path planning and path optimisation such as fuel- or time-optimal trajectories.

Role

Lecturer

Structural Dynamics - AERO97007

Aims

This course aims to present available methodologies for solving dynamic problems on aerospace structures, to introduce the underlying theory and basic considerations for the numerical modelling of response of structures to time-dependent loads, including those coming from the aerodynamics in aerial vehicles, and to present computer-based techniques to solve for the linear and non-linear dynamic response of structures

Role

Lecturer

Aeroservoelasticity - AERO97029

Aims

The aim is to provide the student with the background necessary to understand static and dynamic aeroelastic phenomena on actuated aircraft wings, considered as either open or closed-loop systems, so that they are able to formulate and solve mathematical and computer models for aeroservoelastic analysis and design.

Role

Lecturer