Imperial College London

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)

Computational Mechanics - MSc AERO70009

Aims

This module builds on the optional Finite Elements module and introduces advanced concepts in the application of the finite element method to the analysis of aerostructures. It explores the basics of non-linear structural analysis and relevant solution methods based on the finite element method and introduces the Boundary Element Method for two-dimensional potential, elastostatic and acoustic problems.

Role

Lecturer

Aeroelasticity - AERO70004 / 97083

Aims

This module introduces the theory and practice of aeroelasticity in fixed-wing aircraft. Aeroelasticity is concerned with coupled problems involving structural dynamics and unsteady flows, such as vibrations of wings in flight, their dynamic response to atmospheric turbulence, and the changes on control effectiveness of deforming air vehicles. All those are addressed in this module, which will introduce the most common analytical and numerical models used for aeroelastic analysis.

Role

Lecturer

Computational Mechanics - AERO70009 / 96015

Aims

This module builds on the optional Finite Elements module and introduces advanced concepts in the application of the finite element method to the analysis of aerostructures. It explores the basics of non-linear structural analysis and relevant solution methods based on the finite element method and introduces the Boundary Element Method for two-dimensional potential, elastostatic and acoustic problems.

Role

Lecturer

Emerging Technology for Green Aviation - MSc AERO70031

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

Aeroelasticity - MSc AERO70004

Aims

This module introduces the theory and practice of aeroelasticity in fixed-wing aircraft. Aeroelasticity is concerned with coupled problems involving structural dynamics and unsteady flows, such as vibrations of wings in flight, their dynamic response to atmospheric turbulence, and the changes on control effectiveness of deforming air vehicles. All those are addressed in this module, which will introduce the most common analytical and numerical models used for aeroelastic analysis.

Role

Lecturer