Imperial College London

Rafael Palacios

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Professor in Computational Aeroelasticity



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




338City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Research activities are all in a broad range of aeroelastic design optimization, aerodynamic load control, and fluid-structure interaction problems. The focus is on the next four main themes:

* Dynamics and control of very flexible aircraft.

* Aeroelastic optimization and aerodynamic load control in large wind turbines and wind farms.

* Fluid-structure interaction in small fliers and micro air vehicles

* Computational methods for high-fidelity optimisation and reduced-order modelling in nonlinear aeroelasticity

You can find more information at the webpage of the Load Control and Aeroelastics research group, including information on current and past lab members and research opportunities in the lab. For a full list of recent publications, please go to Publications or Google Scholar.