The study, 'Effect of High Crosswind Gust Loads
on Driver-Vehicle Handling Control', was part of the 39-year-old's Master's programme in mechanical engineering.
A gradient-based deterministic optimization method was employed to tailor a composite wing structure for minimum gust loads with the objective function expressed below:
Karpel, "Gust loads alleviation using special control surfaces," Journal of Aircraft, vol.
Ammina, "Structure reliability analysis of composite wing subjected to gust loads," in Proceedings of the international Symposium on Engineering under Uncertainty: Safety Assessment and Management, pp.
They pointed out that the requirement of gust load alleviation factor in MIL-S-8698 is a little conservative.
Active control techniques for the reduction of airframe gust loads are usually studied and designed to improve passenger comfort and to control the aeroelastic response improving the aircraft handling qualities.
The objective of the present paper is to derive a unique controller, robust in the presence of model uncertainties due to weight and flight condition variations and able to guarantee a stable aeroelastic response with gust load alleviation.
He subsequently worked on the determination of aerodynamic gust loads
on aircraft wings before opting for a change of career to offshore mechanics, where he devised and patented combined air/water flotation systems for enhancing the performance of floating offshore platforms.
Don't add maneuvering loads to the gust loads
by horsing the controls around in immediate retaliation to each separate upset.