Editor’s Note: Over the next two years, we’ll be hosting a series of GoFly Master Lectures where industry experts share advice, insights, and answer questions from anyone interested in participating in the GoFly Prize.

For the latest in our series of “Master Lectures,” we welcome Dr. Marilyn Smith, professor at the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering and associate director at the Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence.

Smith performs research in the areas of non-linear computational aeroelasticity (using CFD) and the integrated multidisciplinary areas of unsteady aerodynamics and acoustic/fluid/structure interactions across rotating and fixed wing vehicles and systems. Her recent research also includes award-winning development of nonlinear reduced-order models for design and modeling and simulation. Her research sponsors include all branches of the DoD, NASA, DoE, ARO, ONR, and NSF, as well as industry.

In her lecture, Smith provides insight on rotary-wing aerodynamics analysis and answers questions about the topic. If you have follow-up questions, check out current discussions on the GoFly forum or start your own thread!