School of Aeronautics
Time passes quickly as it witnesses the transformation of School of Aeronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), from its first appearance in 1930s. During its development of nearly eighty years, NPU has been playing a vital and irreplaceable role in the national high-level innovative talents training of aeronautics and astronautics, knowledge innovation of aeronautical science and technology, and social service.Outstanding graduates from School of Aeronautics take the lead in the field of current China’s aeronautical engineering.
The school has made remarkable progress in scientific research and knowledge innovation of aeronautical science and technology with successively gaining 16 national science and technology awards, and 16 first prizes of the provincial or ministerial science and technology awards.
Faced with the new opportunity of the great national development of aeronautics and astronautics and the new demand of the national education long-term development planning and implementation outline, now, the faculty and staff of School of Aeronautics, NPU, have devoted themselves with a more pressing sense of responsibility, a stronger spirit of reform and innovation and a more passionate working enthusiasm to the cultivation of new-generation leading talents in aeronautics and astronautics, new and original scientific and technological innovation in aeronautics and related fields, and the service in the main battlefield of national defense and economic construction.
The attachments are the Major List and the Spervisor List that can accept the PhD students of the School of Aeronautics in 2022 Academic Year .
Please contact the supervisor according to the their researsh direction and Teacher Website Page information.
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Please add: @nwpu.edu.cn after the email adress.
The PHD Major Introduction for the School of Aeronautics
The introduction of Major
Flight Vehicle Design
The major Flight Vehicle Design is a secondary discipline affiliated to the prima subject of Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology in School of Aeronautics, which is the first batch in China to obtain the right to award doctoral degree of the prima subject. It was rated as the national key discipline in 2007 and the A+ discipline in the fourth round of discipline evaluation in 2017.
The secondary discipline Flight Vehicle Design in School of Aeronautics covers the research fields such as multidisciplinary integrated design theory and method of aircraft, aerodynamic layout design of aircraft, reliability, safety and health management theory and method of aircraft, integrated design method of aircraft structure, advanced flight technology research, aircraft control and information engineering, man-machine and environmental engineering, etc. The key research directions include the conceptual design of aircraft, the integration design analysis and optimization of aircraft structure, the reliability engineering of aircraft, the flight dynamics and flight control, and the design of aircraft system.
Relying on national teaching platforms such as Aviation Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center and Postgraduate Innovation Experimental Center, a provincial teaching team has been established, and joint training agreements have been signed with many foreign universities, thus constructing a training mechanism for international students, undergraduates, masters and doctoral students, which plays an irreplaceable role in the training of top talents, independent scientific and technological innovation, national social services and local economic development.
Computational Mechanics for Solid
Elements of Flight Vehicle Conceptual Design
Optimization Theory and Design Approach of Structure
The Advance in Reliability and PHM Analysis and Design
The major Fluid Mechanics focuses on the aerodynamic design requirements of aircraft. Through learning basic courses and compulsory courses, graduate students can master the basic theories and relevant mathematical foundations of aerodynamics and fluid mechanics. At the same time, through learning professional compulsory courses and relevant elective courses, graduate students can enhance their professional depth in a certain research direction of the discipline and form a preliminary interest direction.
The research directions of this major are the following :
(1) aerodynamics of aircraft design, including advanced aerodynamic layout design of aircraft, aerodynamic design of advanced airfoils and wings, helicopter rotors and propellers, and multidisciplinary optimization design technology;
(2) Computational fluid dynamics, including complex configuration mesh generation, high-efficiency and high-precision calculation schemes, turbulence modeling, complex flow field numerical simulation analysis techniques;
(3) Experimental aerodynamics, including low-speed and high-speed wind tunnel experimental research methods for aerodynamic characteristics of aircraft, complex flow mechanism experimental measurement and flow field display technology, tunnel wall interference correction technology, wind tunnel control technology;
(4) Multidisciplinary coupled aerodynamics, including aerodynamic noise, fluid-structure coupling mechanics, aero-optics, aerodynamic/thermal/structural coupling;
(5) Flow control, including active and passive flow control methods, new flow control methods and mechanism exploration.
Experimental Fluid Dynamics
Viscous Fluid Dynamics
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Aircraft Structures and Airworthiness Technology
The major Aircraft Structure and Airworthiness Technology is an applied discipline with mechanics as the theoretical basis, studying aircraft structure design, structural strength analysis and airworthiness appliance verification technology. This subject focuses on the structural design for aircrafts and the strength, rigidity, stability, durability, damage tolerance, integrity and reliability of aircraft structures under the complex load conditions, along with the corresponding airworthiness appliance verification technology.
Direction 1: Aircraft structure and strength design technology, including the lightweight structure design and strength analysis methods, structural durability design methods and relevant applied technologies;
Direction 2: Advanced material mechanics and applied technology, including the mechanical characteristic analysis of advanced materials such as composite materials, superalloys, high-temperature ceramics and micro-nano structures, and incorporate design theory of advanced materials or structures;
Direction 3: Aircraft structural dynamic strength design and analytical technology, including the structural dynamic behavior analysis and dynamic load anticipation under multi-physical field conditions, the dynamic strength analysis and lifetime prediction, and the novel or intelligent structural dynamic optimization design;
Direction 4: Aircraft structural airworthiness verification technology, including the airworthiness analysis and testing technique on critical airworthiness regulations, such as structural vibration, flutter, bird-strike, damage tolerance and fatigue assessment and composite material structure, in order to fulfill the airworthiness regulation requirements.
Durability and Damage Tolerance Analysis of Structures
Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics
Advanced Dynamics of Structures
Computational Mechanics for Solid