Publications


Refereed Journal Publications

(* indicates authors who were advisees of Dr. Bramesfeld)

  1. *Prinster, R. and ­Bramesfeld, G., “Design and Testing of Foam-Inflated Wings for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, accepted.
  2. Bramesfeld, G. and Malik, A., “Micro Aerial Vehicles: Are Two Wings Better than One?” Journal of Aircraft, accepted http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.C033012.
  3. *Combes, T., Malik, A., Bramesfeld, G., McQuilling, M., “Efficient Fluid-Structure Interaction Method for Conceptual Design of Flexible, Fixed-Wing Micro Air Vehicle Wings,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 53, No. 6, June 2015.
  4. *Kody, F., Bramesfeld, G., and Schmitz, S., “An Efficient Methodology for Using a Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm for Winglet Design,” Journal of Technical Soaring, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 45-56, July 2013.
  5. *Pifer, E.A. and Bramesfeld, G., “Measuring Wing Profile Drag using an Integrating Wake Rake,” Journal of Technical Soaring, Volume 36, No. 3, July 2012.
  6. *Kody, F. and Bramesfeld, G., “Small UAV Design Using an Integrated Design Tool,” International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, Volume 4, No. 2, June 2012.
  7. Bramesfeld, G., “Small and Micro Aerial Vehicles: How Much Span is Too Much Span?” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 47, No. 6, pp. 1982–1990, Nov.–Dec. 2010.
  8. Maughmer, M.D. and Bramesfeld, G., “Experimental Investigation of Gurney Flaps,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 2062–2067, Nov.–Dec. 2008.
  9. Bramesfeld, G. and Maughmer, M.D., “The Effects of Wake Rollup on Formation-Flight Aerodynamics,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 45, No.4, pp. 1167–1173, July–August 2008.
  10. Bramesfeld, G. and Maughmer, M.D., “A Relaxed Wake Vortex-Lattice Method Using Distributed Vorticity Elements,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 45, No.2, pp. 560–568, March–April 2008.
  11. Bramesfeld, G., Maughmer, M.D., and Willits, S.M., “Piloting Strategies for Controlling a Transport Aircraft after Vertical-Tail Loss,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 216–225, Jan.–Feb. 2006.
  12. Bramesfeld, G., Wierach, P., Ückert, C., Kickert, R, “A Feasibility Study of a Contour-Adaptable Airfoil for a FAI-Racing Class Sailplane,” Journal of Technical Soaring, Vol. XXIX, No. 2, pp. 36-43, April 2005.
  13. Bramesfeld, G. and Maughmer, M.D., “An Experimental Investigation of Self-Actuating, Upper-Surface, High-Lift Enhancing Effectors,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 120–124, Jan.–Feb. 2002.

 

Refereed Journal Publications Under Review or in Preparation

(* indicates authors who were advisees of Dr. Bramesfeld)

  1. LeBeau, R. P., Bramesfeld, G., Warning, S. Palotai, C., *Dreas, J., *Krofta, J., “Examining Conditions for the Potential Exploration of the Atmosphere of Uranus with Autonomous Gliders,” Journal of Technical Soaring, revision in progress.
  2. *Krebs, T. and Bramesfeld, G., “Using an Optimization Process for Sailplane Winglet Design,” Aeronautical Jorunal, manuscript under review.
  3. Schirra, J.C., Watmuff, J.H., Bauschat, J.-M., *Bissonnette, W., Bramesfeld, G., “Accurate Induced Drag Prediction for Highly Non-planar Systems using a Relaxed-Wake Potential-Flow Method,” Journal of Aircraft, manuscript under review.
  4. *Cole, J., Maughmer, M.D., and Bramesfeld, G., “A Relaxed-Wake Method for Rapid Performance Prediction of Integrated Wing/Propeller Systems,” Journal of Aircraft, manuscript in preparation.
  5. *Bissonnette, W., *East, B., and Bramesfeld, G., “Design Optimization of Flap Systems of a Large Transport Aircraft,” Journal of Aerospace Science and Technology, manuscript in preparation.

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

(* indicates authors who were advisees of Dr. Bramesfeld)

  1. *Krebs, T. and Bramesfeld, G., “An Optimization Approach to Split-Winglet Design for Sailplanes,” 54rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, San Diego, CA, 4-8 January 2016, accepted.
  2. *Bissonnette, W. and Bramesfeld, G., “Effects of Wake Shapes on High Lift System Aerodynamics,” 54rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, San Diego, CA, 4-8 January 2016, accepted.
  3. *Carroll, T., *George, I. and Bramesfeld, G., “Multi-disciplinary Design of Small Rotor Blades in Multiple Rotor Configurations,” 54rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, San Diego, CA, 4-8 January 2016, accepted.
  4. *Krebs, T. and Bramesfeld, G., “Maximizing Sailplane Average Cross-Country Speed through Winglet Optimization,” 62nd CASI Aeronautics Conference, Montreal, QC, May 19-21 2015.
  5. *Bissonnette, W., *East, B., and Bramesfeld, G., “Design Optimization of the Flap System of a Large Transport Aircraft,” 62nd CASI Aeronautics Conference, Montreal, QC, May 19-21 2015.
  6. *George, I., *Carroll, I., and Bramesfeld, G., “PropOp: Multi-disciplinary Optimization Tool for the Design Phase for a UAV Propeller Design-Fabrication-Test Stream,” 62nd CASI Aeronautics Conference, Montreal, QC, May 19-21 2015.
  7. *Bissonnette, W. and Bramesfeld, G., “Demonstration of a Conceptual Design Tool for Multiple Lifting Elements,” 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Kissimmee, FL, 5-9 January 2015, AIAA 2015-1031.
  8. *Combes, T.P., Zhang, F., Hackett, M., Malik, A., and Bramesfeld, G., “Performance Reliability Assessment of a Flexible Wing Micro Air Vehicle using an Efficient Fluid-Structure Interaction Method,” 31st AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, San Diego, CA, June 24-27 2013.
  9. *Kody, F., Bramesfeld, G., and Schmitz, S., “Winglet Design for Sailplanes Using a Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm,” 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX, 7-10 January 2013.
  10. *Cole, J., Maughmer, M.,and Bramesfeld, G., “Aerodynamic Design Considerations for Tiltrotor Wing Extensions and Winglets,” 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX, 7-10 January 2013.
  11. Potvin, J., Reyes, P., McQuillcing, M., Goldbogen, J.A., Shadwick, R.E., Bramesfeld, G., “Rorqual whale hydrodynamics and body drag during non-feeding transport, as revealed by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD),” 2013 Annual Meeting, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, CA, January 3-7 2013.
  12. *Combes, T., Malik, A., and Bramesfeld, G., “Efficient Fluid-Structure Interaction Method for Optimization of Micro Air Vehicle Wings,” 12th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference and 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Indianapolis, IN, September 17-19 2012.
  13. *Kody F., Schmitz, S., and Bramesfeld, G,, “Design of a Winglet for a Sailplane using a Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm Optimization Method,” XXXI OSTIV Congress, Uvalde, TX, August 8-15, 2012.
  14. LeBeau, R., Bramesfeld, G., Warning, S., Palotai, C., “Examining Atmospheric Conditions for the Potential Exploration of Gas Giant Vorticities with Autonomous Gliders,” XXXI OSTIV Congress, Uvalde, TX, August 8-15, 2012.
  15. Bramesfeld, G., *Pifer, E., Vierra, B., Premi, A., “Experimental Comparison: Integrating Wake Rake and Wake Survey,” XXXI OSTIV Congress, Uvalde, TX, August 8-15, 2012.
  16. *Combes, T., Malik, A., and Bramesfeld, G., “Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulation for the Design of Bio-Inspired Micro Air Vehicle Wings,” AIAA 30th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 25-28, 2012.
  17. *Ghobadi, K., *Pifer, E., LeBeau, R., Bramesfeld, G., McQuilling, M., “A Computational and Experimental Investigation of Flow over an Inflatable Wing,” AIAA 30th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, New Orlreans, LA, June 25-28, 2012.
  18. *Ironside, D. J., Bramesfeld, G., and Schwochow, J, “Modeling of Wing Drag Reductions due to Structural Dynamics in Atmospheric Gusts,” AIAA 28th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Chicago, IL, June 28-July 1, 2010, AIAA-2010-4683.
  19. *Copenhaver, S., *Gucwa, P.,* Reder, N., Bramesfeld, G., “Alternate Fuel Source Trainer,” ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Austin, TX, June 14-17, 2009, AC 2009-01765.
  20. *Safont, D., *Rodrigue, B., *Maday, J., *Reese, A, Vilaplana, F., Bramesfeld, G., “Bumblebee,” ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Austin, TX, June 14-17, 2009, AC 2009-2458.
  21. Bramesfeld, G., *Ironside, D. J., and Schwochow, J, “Simplified Modeling of Wing-Drag Reduction due to Structural Dynamics and Atmospheric Gusts,” AIAA 26th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Honolulu, HI, Aug.18-21, 2008, AIAA 2008-6238.
  22. Langelaan, J. and Bramesfeld, G., “Gust Energy Extraction for Mini- and Micro-Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles,” 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, Jan. 7-10, 2008, AIAA 2008-223.
  23. Bramesfeld, G. and Maughmer, M.D., “The Effects on Formation Flight Aerodynamics due to Wake Rollup,” 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, Jan. 8-11, 2007, AIAA 2007-729.
  24. Bramesfeld, G., Wierach, P., Ückert, C., Kickert, R, “A High-Performance Sailplane Airfoil with a Variable Upper-Surface Contour,” 15th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, Bar Harbour, ME, Oct. 25-27, 2004.
  25. Bramesfeld, G., Maughmer, M.D., Horstmann, K.H., “A Free-Wake, Lifting-Surface Model Using Distributed Vorticity Elements,” AIAA 22nd Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Providence, RI, Aug.16-29, 2004, AIAA 2004-5075.
  26. Maughmer, M.D., Lesieutre, G., Bramesfeld, G., Thepvongs, S., Kinzel, M., and Anderson, W., “Miniature Trailing-Edge Effectors for Rotorcraft Applications,” AHS 59th Annual Forum, Phoenix, AZ, May 6–8, 2003.
  27. Bramesfeld, G., Maughmer, M.D., “The Penn State Sailplane Project – The First Decade,” (invited), AIAA 20th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, St. Louis, MO, July 24-27, 2002, AIAA 2002-2723.
  28. Bramesfeld, G., Maughmer, M.D., “The Penn State Sailplane Course,” ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 16-19, 2002, ASEE 2002-2158.
  29. Bramesfeld, G., Willits, S.M., Maughmer, M.D., “An Investigation of Strategies for Controlling Damaged Transport Aircraft,” AIAA Atmospheric Flight Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Aug. 6-9, 2001, AIAA 2001-4256.

 

Selected Presentations, Invited Talks and Reports

(* indicates authors who were advisees of Dr. Bramesfeld)

  1. Bramesfeld, G. and Nyers, P., “Ethical considerations of nonmilitary UAVs,” 13th Annual Conference, Unmanned Systems Canada, Halifax, NS, Canada, November 3-5, 2015.
  2. Lebeau, R., Coletti, C., and Bramesfeld, G., “Exploring the Possibility of Autonomous Gliders in the Atmosphere of Titan,” XXXII OSTIV Congress, Leszno, Poland, July 30-August 6 2014
  3. Bramesfeld, G., *Pifer, E., Vieira, O., Premi, A., “Direkte Vergleichsmessungen mit integrierenden und verfahrbaren Nachlaufrechen,“ Symposium für Segelflugzeugentwicklung 2013, Institute für Aerodynamik, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, Nov. 21/22, 2013.
  4. Bramesfeld, G., “Reflections on Student-Run Projects in Aerospace Engineering,” Invited Talk, The DIY Innovator, Toronto Students for the Advancement of Aerospace, Toronto, Canada, Oct. 25-27. 2013.
  5. Bramesfeld, G., “Drag Reduction and other good Things for UAVs,” Invited talk, Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, April 30, 2012.
  6. *Pifer, E. and Bramesfeld, G., “Integrating Wake Rake,” 2012 AIAA Region V Student Conference, Boulder, CO, April 4-6, 2012.
  7. *Carlson, L, *Keadle, K.C, Bramesfeld, G., “Modeling Wings with Slotted Flaps for High Lift,” 2012 AIAA Region V Student Conference, Boulder, CO, April 4-6, 2012.
  8. *Combes, T., Malik, A., Bramesfeld, G., “Spiral 8 Demo Robot: Bio-Inspired Micro Air Vehicle Wing Simulation,” Invited Talk, ASME St. Louis Chapter, April 2, 2012.
  9. Bramesfeld, G., “100 Years of Modern Soaring,” Invited Talk, AIAA St. Louis Section at the March Technical Specialist Meeting, St. Louis, MO, March 1, 2012.
  10. Bramesfeld, G., *Pifer E., and *Atkin, W., “Measuring Wing Profile Drag using an Integrating Wake Rake,” Presentation, SSA Convention, OSTIV Track, Reno, NV, February 2-4, 2012.
  11. Bramesfeld, G., “Drag Reduction and other good Things for UAVs,” Invited Talk, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia State University, Morgantown, WV, January 12, 2012.
  12. Bramesfeld, G., “Drag Reduction and other good Things for UAVs,” Invited Talk, Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of the Illinois Institute of Technology, November 28, 2011.
  13. McQuilling, M., *Kody, F., and Bramesfeld, G., “Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations of Airfoil Aerodynamics,” SLU Digital Research Symposium, March 8, 2011.
  14. Bramesfeld, G., “Wing-Drag Reduction with the Help of Structural Dynamics and Gusts,” Presentation, SSA Conference, OSTIV Track, Philadelphia, PA, January 28, 2011.
  15. Bramesfeld, G., “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Developments at Parks,” Scott Air Force Base, December 14, 2010.
  16. Bramesfeld, G., “Low-Speed Aerodynamics Research Activities at Saint Louis University,” Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD, Nov. 17, 2009.
  17. *Ironside, D.J. and Bramesfeld, G., “The Structural Dynamics of Aircraft Wings in Bending and Torsion,” presentation, AIAA Region V Student Conference, Twin Cities, MN, April 22-24 2009.
  18. *Zidar, D. and Bramesfeld, G., “Laminar Flow-Airfoil Testing with Laser-Doppler Anemometry,” AIAA Region V Student Conference, Twin Cities, MN, April 22-24 2009.
  19. *Ironside, D.J. and Bramesfeld, G., “The Structural Dynamics of a Bending Wing-Like Euler-Bernoulli Cantilever Beam,” St. Louis Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (honored with 2nd place for Best Presentation out of 44 participants), St. Louis, MO, April 4, 2009. Also received Best Undergraduate Award at 3rd Annual Sigma Xi Research Symposium, Feb 25, 2009.
  20. Bramesfeld, G., “Drag Reduction using Aeroelastic Tailoring,” invited talk, Applied Aerodynamics Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 2008.
  21. Bramesfeld, G., “Das Segelflugzeugprojekt der Pennsylvania State University” (The Sailplane Project of The Pennsylvania State University), Idaflieg Wintertreffen, München, Germany, Jan. 2003.
  22. Bramesfeld, G., Maughmer, M.D., “Windkanalmessungen mit Profiloberseitenklappen” (Wind-Tunnel Tests with Airfoil-Upper-Surface Flaps), Idaflieg Berichtsheft, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2001.
  23. Bramesfeld, G., “Aerodynamische Auslegung eines Profils mit adaptiv veränderbarer Oberseitenkontur“ (Aerodynamic Design of an Airfoil with adaptive variable Upper-Surface Contour), Research Paper, Institut für Leichtbau (Institute for Lightweight Design), Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, May, 1997.
  24. Bramesfeld, G., “Profilwiderstandsmessungen mit der MOPROMA am Laminarflügel der SB-13” (Airfoil-Drag Measurements on the Laminar Wing of the SB-13 using the MOPROMA), Idaflieg Berichtsheft, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1997.
  25. Bramesfeld, G., “Nachlaufmessungen am Flügel der SB13” (Wake Surveys on the Wing of the SB13), Segelflugsymposium, DLR/Idaflieg Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 1996.
  26. Bramesfeld, G., “Untersuchung von laminaren Ablöseblasen an momentanarmen Laminarprofilen am Beispiel Segelflugzeug SB13“ (Examination of Laminar Separation Bubbles on Low-Moment Airfoils of the Sample Sailplane SB13), Research Paper, Studienarbeit Nr. 96/2, DLR-FZ Braunschweig, Germany, 1996.