The Aerospace Engineering department is the largest of its kind in the country with 1,897 bachelor of science students, 91 master of science students, and 42 Ph.D. students as of Fall 2021. Of our undergraduate students, 12.3% are honors students compared to 5.1% for the rest of the university. The undergraduate program had been ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report from 2000-2015 when the Daytona campus was classified among non-Ph.D. granting institutions. Since being reclassified into the Ph.D.-granting category, our program now ranks No. 5 (tied) in the country and No. 1 in the State of Florida. Our graduate program is currently ranked 25th in the nation and No. 1 (tied) in the State of Florida.

Aerospace Engineering deals with the scientific principles that govern the design of airplanes, spacecraft, and jet engines. After studying fundamental mathematics and physics, Aerospace Engineering students study the core areas of aerodynamics and propulsion, dynamics and control, and structures and materials. These studies give them the necessary background to take the year-long senior capstone aircraft/spacecraft/propulsion design courses. There are ample opportunities for lab courses and hands-on experiences.

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Submissions from 2022

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The Effect of Pre-Thermal and -Load Conditions on IN-718 High Temperature Fatigue Life, Paulina De La Torre and Alberto Mello

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Experimental Study of Wall Bounded Harbor Seal Whisker Inspired Pin Geometries, Anish Prasad and Mark Ricklick

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Influence of Cold Expansion and Aggressive Environment on Crack Growth in AA2024-T3, Ken Shishino, Christopher Leirer, and Alberto Mello

Submissions from 2018

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Mechanical and Electrical Characterization of Carbon Fiber/Bucky Paper/Zinc Oxide Hybrid Composites, Suma Ayyagari, Marwan Al-Haik, and Virginie Rollin

Submissions from 2016

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Heating Element Including Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Layer, Santhosh Kumar Loganathan, Virginie Rollin, and Daewon Kim

Submissions from 2012

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Strain Rate and Orientation Dependencies of the Strength of Single Crystalline Copper under Compression, Virginie Dupont and Timothy C. Germann

Submissions from 2011

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Use of the Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability to Infer Yield Stress at High-Energy Densities, Guy Dimonte, G. Terrones, F. J. Cherne, T. C. Germann, Virginie Dupont, K. Kadau, W. T. Buttler, D. M. Oro, C. Morris, and D. L. Preston

Submissions from 2010

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Nanoindentation and Plasticity in Nanocrystalline NI Nanowires: A Case Study in Size Effect Mitigation, F. Sansoz and Virginie Rollin

Submissions from 2009

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Molecular Dynamics Study of Crystal Plasticity during Nanoindentation in Ni Nanowires, V. Dupont and F. Sansoz

Submissions from 2006

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Grain Growth Behavior at Absolute Zero during Nanocrystalline Metal Indentation, F. Sansoz and V. Dupont