Instructor: Roelof Vos

Roelof Vos
Biography: Roelof Vos is an assistant professor at the Aerospace Engineering Department of Delft University of Technology. He teaches undergraduate courses in conceptual airplane design and two graduate courses on aerodynamic design of transport aircraft and fighter aircraft. He obtained an MSc degree from Delft University of Technology and a Ph.D. degree from The University of Kansas. His research focuses on the development of physics-based analysis methods for the conceptual design of unconventional aircraft and on the assessment of emerging aviation technologies.

Course taught by this instructor:
Aerodynamic Design of Commercial Airplanes

Classes by this instructor


In this course, participants learn how aerodynamics drive the detailed exterior design of transport aircraft. What aerodynamic phenomena play a role in the exterior design of a wing, a cockpit or an engine intake? What is the effect of aerodynamic add-ons such as vortex generators, fairings or winglets? What are the advantages and penalties of wing sweep, and how can the penalties be mitigated by the aerodynamic design of the wing? These are some of the questions this course addresses.
March 28, 2022 to April 1, 2022, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
In this course, participants learn how aerodynamics drive the detailed exterior design of transport aircraft. What aerodynamic phenomena play a role in the exterior design of a wing, a cockpit or an engine intake? What is the effect of aerodynamic add-ons such as vortex generators, fairings or winglets? What are the advantages and penalties of wing sweep, and how can the penalties be mitigated by the aerodynamic design of the wing? These are some of the questions this course addresses.
June 1, 2021 to July 19, 2021, Live Online Training