About the Lab
Dr. O'Neill is the current director of the Aircraft Rapid Prototyping Lab (ARPL). The Aircraft Rapid Prototyping Laboratory is a test-bed for experimental concepts with aircraft, UAVs, and computational fluid dynamics.
The laboratory is located in M11, Hardaway Hall at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. The laboratory research interests focus on innovative computational fluid dynamics applications, autonomous flight capability applications, and rapid prototyping of aircraft for research applications. Christopher D. Simpson M.S. and Christopher R. Simpson B.S. are current residing doctoral students and Jamie M. Moon B.S. is a graduate research assistant.
The Aircraft Rapid Prototyping Lab is located in Hardaway Hall
Dr. Charles O'Neill
- Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2011
- M.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2003
- B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2001
- Aircraft aerodynamics rapid prototyping with deep integration into a multidisciplinary design environment.
- Computational fluid dynamics, or CFD, for aerodynamics; flight dynamics; stability and control; loads; and aeroelasticity.
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