The FLOW Lab is a research laboratory in Brigham Young University’s Mechanical Engineering Department. FLOW stands for our three focus areas: FLight, Optimization, and Wind. FLOW also represents the aerodynamic flows that are prevalent in our applications.

Our research laboratory specializes in multidisciplinary design optimization, aerodynamics, wind energy, aircraft design, aero/structural modeling, and computational methods. Current and past research projects include multidisciplinary aircraft optimization, high fidelity aeroelastic wing design, wind farm layout optimization and uncertainty quantification, wind turbine aero/structural design, vertical-axis wind turbine wake modeling, aircraft formation flight analysis and wake modeling, multifidelity optimization, and tailless aircraft design.




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