• Dr. Landman has over 25 years of experience in engineering and engineering education. He spent 13 years as chief engineer at the Langley Full Scale Wind Tunnel where he conducted aerodynamic testing on ground and flight vehicles, designed, built, and calibrated force measurement instrumentation.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2011 Drag Reduction of a Modern Straight TruckSAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles. 256-262.
    2010 Calibration Modeling of Nonmonolithic Wind-Tunnel Force BalancesJournal of Aircraft, Vol. 47, No. 6, pp. 1860-1866, Nov-Dec 2010., DOI: 10.2514/1.46356. 1860-1866.
    2009 Understanding Practical Limits to Heavy Truck Drag ReductionSAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles. 183-190.
    2008 Adapting Second-Order Response Surface Designs to Specific NeedsQuality and Reliability Engineering International. 331-349.
    2008 Design of Experiments-Based Stability and Control Derivative ModelingJournal of Aerospace Engineering, Part G, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 1123-1137.
    2007 Hybrid Design for Aircraft Wind-Tunnel Testing Using Response Surface Methodologies.AIAA Journal of Aircraft. pp.1214-1221.
    2007 Response Surface Methods for Efficient Complex Aircraft Configuration Aerodynamic CharacterizationAIAA Journal of Aircraft. 1189-1195.
    2006 Using Statistics to Improve Wind Tunnel Testing of Race CarsBernoulli Aerodynamics International. 10-14.
    2005 An Assessment of Drag Reduction Devices for Heavy Trucks Using Design of Experiments and Computational Fluid DynamicsOverviews, Multiple Trailer-Mounted Devices; Tires, Splash and Spray and Emissions; Full Scale Assessments. 53-64.
    2005 Evaluation of the Wright 1902 Glider Using Full-Scale Wind-Tunnel DataAIAA Journal of Aircraft. 710-717.
    2004 Predicted Flight Performance of the Wright ‘Flyer’Based on Full-Scale Tunnel DataAIAA Paper. 1-10.
    2003 An Evaluation of the Wright 1901 Glider using Full-Scale Wind Tunnel DataJournal of Aircraft. 417-424.
    2002 Propeller Performance Tests of Wright Brothers’ ‘Bent End’ PropellersJournal of Aircraft. 234-241.
    2002 Wind Tunnel Testing of the Wright Brothers’ Model B AirfoilJournal of Aircraft. 30-36.
    2001 Experimental investigation of multielement airfoil lift hysteresis due to flap riggingJournal of Aircraft. 703-708.
    2000 Experimental geometry optimization techniques for multi-element airfoilsJournal of Aircraft. 707-713.
    1997 Jurassic tunnel- The life, death and resurrection of the Langley Full-Scale TunnelWind tunnels and wind tunnel test techniques. 8.
    1996 Experimental Optimization Methods for Multi-Element Airfoils (Final Report, period ended 31 Aug. 1996)AIAA 19th Advanced Measurement and Ground Testing Conference.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2017 An Aeroacoustic Study of Propellers for Small Electric Propulsion Aircraft.  3710.
    2011 Helicopter Downwash/Frigate Airwake Interaction Flowfield PIV Surveys in a Low Speed Wind Tunnel
    2009 A Multi-Component Force Transducer Design From an Existing Rocket Payload Attachment Fitting
    2009 Full Scale Wind Tunnel Drag Reduction Test on a Modern Straight Truck
    2009 Global Stability and Control Derivative Modeling Using Design of Experiments
    2008 Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Testing via Designed Experiments: Challenges and Ways Forward
    2008 Stability Derivative Modeling Based on Aircraft Flight Modes Using Design of Experiments
    2007 A Design of Experiments Approach to Deck Flow Characterization on an Aircraft Carrier Geometry
    2007 A Wind Tunnel External Balance Calibration using Design of Experiments
    2007 Development of Tandem Wing MAV Wind Tunnel Test Plan Using Experimental Design Techniques
    2006 Aerodynamic Characterization of a Sportscar Prototype Racecar using Design of Experiments in a Wind Tunnel Test
    2006 Efficient Methods for Complex Aircraft Configuration Aerodynamic Characterization using Response Surface Methodologies
    2006 Experimental Investigation of Wake Boards for Drag Reduction on an Ahmed Body
    2006 Global Modeling of Pitch Damping from Flight Data
    2005 A High Performance Aircraft Wind Tunnel Test Using Response Surface Methodologies
    2005 A High Performance Aircraft Wind Tunnel Test Using Response Surface Methods
    2005 Calibrating Large Capacity Aerodynamic Force Balance Instrumentation Using Response Surface Methods
    2005 Particle Image Velocimetry Measurements to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Deck-Edge Columnar Vortex Generators on Aircraft Carriers
    2003 A New Education Program for Aerospace Graduate Students.  798.
    2000 A study of ground simulation for wind tunnel testing of full-scale NASCAR’s.  153.
    1999 A power-on full-scale wind tunnel test of a UAV.  3166.
    1998 From the 30 by 60 to the Langley Full Scale Tunnel.  145.
    1995 Advanced experimental methods for multi-element airfoils.  1784.

    Research Overview

  • Aerospace and mechanical test instrumentation design and calibration methdology using design of experiments (DOE) and response surface methods (RSM). Wind tunnel vehicle aerodynamic test design including aircraft, UAV's, cars, parachutes and heavy trucks.
  • Grants

  • NavAIR Hleicopter/Frigate Airwake Interaction  awarded by US Navy 2010 - 2011
  • GSRP for Thomas Johnson  awarded by NASA LaRC 2009 - 2010
  • contract to LFST for testing the X-48C  awarded by Boeing 2009
  • Design of Experiments and Dynamic Testing  awarded by NASA LaRC 2008 - 2009
  • GSRP for Thomas Johnson  awarded by NASA LaRC 2008 - 2009
  • Statistical Modeling and Uncertainty Analysis of Mars Entry Atmospheric Data System  awarded by NASA LaRC 2008
  • Design of Experiments and Dynamic Testing  awarded by NASA LaRC 2007 - 2008
  • Development of the Payload Adaptor Fitting For Flight Force Measurements  awarded by NASA LaRC 2007 - 2008
  • Aircraft Deck Flow Characterization  awarded by NAVAIR 2006 - 2007
  • Heavy Truck Drag Reduction Device Development  awarded by Department of Energy, Invention and Innovation grant, LFST and Solus, Inc. 2005 - 2006
  • task order to LFST for testing the X-48B  awarded by NASA LaRC 2005 - 2006
  • DOE Balance Calibration with Restricted Randomization  awarded by NASA LaRC 2004 - 2005
  • Heavy Balance Calibration using Design of Experiments  awarded by NASA LaRC - 2004
  • Heavy Truck Testing  awarded by Center for Innovative Technology 1998
  • feasibility study for The Center for the Aerodynamics of Transportation Systems (CATS)  awarded by Center for Innovative Technology 1997 - 1998
  • Multi-Element Airfoil Optimization, wind tunnel testing for NASA Langley Multi-Disciplinary Design and Optimization Branch Remotely Actuated Flap Project  awarded by NASA LaRC, NASA Task Order 1996
  • development of instrumentation and programming for the Remotely Actuated Flap Project  awarded by NASA LaRC 1995
  • Remotely Actuated Flap Project, construct and test RAF  awarded by NASA LaRC, Experimental Flow Physics Branch 1994
  • Remotely Actuated Flap Project (wind tunnel model design)  awarded by ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow at NASA Langley (Experimental Flow Physics Branch) 1993
  • Oyster Culture Engineering  awarded by Center for Innovative Technology, Technical Applications Center 1992
  • Redesign and Development of an Optimizing Wood Cutoff Machine  awarded by Center for Innovative Technology, Technical Applications Center 1990 - 1992
  • Optical Strain Gauge Testing  awarded by NASA, Langley, Center for Innovative Technology 1991
  • Design and Development of a Prototype Eyeglass Repair System  awarded by Center for Innovative Technology, Technical Applications Center - 1991
  • Development of Accurate Positioning for an Extrusion Die  awarded by Center for Innovative Technology, Engineering Clinic 1990
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Aerospace Engineering : Wind Tunnel Testing/ Aerospace and Ground Vehicle Low Speed Aerodynamics/Design of Experiments as applied to Wind Tunnel Testing and Balance Calibration
  • Statistics : Experiment Design and Analysis, DOE, RSM
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Eng., Experimental Aerodynamics, Old Dominion University 1998
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design for Automation and Computer Aided Design, Lehigh University 1984
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University 1983
  • Full Name

  • Drew Landman