Eun Jung Chae, Ph.D.
Dr. Chae's research focuses on the numerical, theoretical, and physical modeling in single/multiphase flows of smart/adaptive propulsions, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), morphing wings, and energy conversion systems. She has been involved with research activities in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) simulations of flexible lifting bodies on the aeroelastic response and stability. She developed a new FSI coupling model to determine the stability boundaries and governing instability modes and to examine flow-induced vibration characteristics. The current research has focused on quantifying the aerodynamic benefits of morphing wings with respect to aircraft adaptation to a multitude of different off-design conditions through both numerical simulations and experiments.