Students with a passion for the high-tech engineering world of airplanes, helicopters, spacecraft, and aerospace engineers are right at home in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle. Founded in the 1950s, the department has a long history of excellence and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the top program of its kind in the United States for 16 consecutive years.

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 2012


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

Submissions from 2011


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 2009


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

Submissions from 2006


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