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 Associate 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.
- Post-doc position in high-speed multi-body separation and meteoroid fragmentation available!
- Laurence receives DARPA Young Faculty Award.
- Cameron Butler publishes article on the interaction of second-mode waves with a compression corner in Journal of Fluid Mechanics Rapids.
- Two-part paper from HAPL on shedding of particulates from a hypersonic ramp published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics.
- HAPL receives a 2021 DURIP Instrumentation grant from ONR.
- HAPL part of UMN-led team awarded MURI grant to study high-speed multiphase flows.
- HAPL teams with Lawrence Livermore National Labs to study high-altitude atmospheric turbulence.