At the Forefront of Hypersonics Research, or at least quite close to it
The High-Speed Aerodynamics and Propulsion Laboratory (HAPL) at the University of Maryland, led by Assistant Professor Stuart Laurence, specializes in investigations of a wide variety of high-speed flow problems, including hypersonic boundary-layer transition, aerodynamic interactions between free-flying bodies, shock-wave/boundary-layer interactions, fluid-structure interactions, scramjet unstart, and diagnostic development.
HAPL aims to make significant contributions to our fundamental understanding of high-speed flow problems, whilst providing students with access to world-class experimental facilities for research and education.
- Work by Laurence and Kennedy featured in Physics Today
- HAPL awarded three-year grant under the AFOSR High-Speed Aerodynamics Portfolio to study hypersonic fluid-structure interactions.
- Cameron Butler named NDSEG Fellow
- HAPL article on hypersonic boundary-layer transition selected for the Journal of Fluid Mechanics' Focus on Fluids series
- HAPL Founded