Reading

Tutorials

We use the terminal and Git heavily in all of our projects. You’ll also want to dive deeper into a programming language. The language(s) will depending on your project.

Terminal

Git

Julia

Python

Online Courses

Some excellent online courses are available to help you learn more about some topics of importance in our research.

Wind Energy

Aircraft

BYU Courses

Here are some classes that tend to be most directly applicable to our lab. If you are a MS student then ME EN 505 - Applied Engineering Math is generally sufficient. However, if you are a PhD student it won’t be enough mathematical depth. I’d recommend EC EN 671 and/or Math 510, or the PHYSCS 601/602 sequence.

Essential:

Often important depending on your research area and interests:

Textbooks

Depending on what your research topic is, you might find some of the following textbooks useful to become familiar with. The first one in each set is the best place to start. Links are for books with available electronic copies (either publicly available or for on-campus students through BYU’s subscriptions). For books with a star* there is an electronic copy for in-lab use on our server. The others you can purchase, borrow from the library, or borrow from me.

Aerodynamics

Optimization

Wind Energy

Flight

Journal Papers