Dr.ir. R. (Roelof) Vos

profiel

Biografie

Dr. Roelof Vos is Assistant Professor at the Aerospace Engineering Faculty of Delft University of Technology. His research focuses on the development of aircraft analysis methodologies for the conceptual design phase, the design of new aircraft configurations, and the assessment of emerging aviation technologies.  He teaches courses on aircraft design, aerodynamic design of transport aircraft, and aerodynamic design of combat aircraft. He also teaches a short courses on  Aerodynamic Design and Hybrid-Electric Aircraft Design. He is author of the textbook "Introduction to Transonic Aerodynamics." Furthermore, he has published 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals and over 50 conference papers. He has worked on various projects funded by the European Commission, NWO, and through public-private partnerships. Vos is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and Secretary of the AIAA Aircraft Design Technical committee. He holds a BSc degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology which he received in 2004 and an MSc degree, which he received with honors in 2005. Vos obtained his PhD degree from the University of Kansas in 2009 under sponsorship of the Fulbright Program.


Projecten

MANTA (2016-2023)

  • Cleansky II project. Funding provided by the Joint Undertaking of the European Commission
  • Title: Next Generation Movables for High Speed Aircraft
  • Funding for TUD: 886k€
  • Role: principal investigator for TUD
  • Tasks: Assessment of three new technologies on aircraft level, design of an adaptive air inlet
NOVAIR (2016-2023)
  • Cleansky II project. Funding provided by the Joint Undertaking of the European Commission
  • Title: Novel Aircraft Configurations and Scaled Flight Testing Instrumentation
  • Total funding: 2.19M€
  • Role: co-investigator for TUD
  • Tasks: Design and analysis of hybrid-electric aircraft configuration
IRON (2016-2023)
  • Cleansky II project. Funding provided by the Joint Undertaking of the European Commission
  • Title: Innovative Turboprop Configuration
  • Funding: 290k€
  • Role: principal investigator for TUD
  • Tasks: Aerodynamic analysis and design of wing and empennage

Prijzen

  • IMECHE Kenneth Harris James Prize (2014) 
  • SAGE Best Paper Prize (2014)
  • AIAA Undergraduate  Individual Aircraft Design Competition Award (2014)
  • AIAA Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition Award (2014)
  • AIAA Undergraduate  Individual Aircraft Design Competition Award (2013)
  • AIAA Undergraduate  Individual Aircraft Design Competition Award (2012)
  • Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Aeronautics (2007)
  • Wallace S. Strobel Scholarship (2006 - 2007)
  • Goldsmith Graduate Research Fellowship / Goldsmith Graduate Tuition Scholarship (2006 - 2008)
  • Fulbright Fellowship (2006)
  • Pegasus/AIAA European Student Conference (2006)
  • VSBfonds Grant (2005)
  • Universiteitstfonds Delft (UfD), Best Aerospace Graduate 2004/2005 Award (2005)

Expertise

Dr. Vos is an Assistant Professor at the chair of Flight Performance and Propulsion. He specializes in the assessment of new aviation technologies and aircraft configurations that enable more fuel-efficient air transport. To support this, he develops dedicated software that enables the assessment of new technologies with respect to important aircraft characteristics such as fuel consumption, aircraft weight, and aerodynamic efficiency. This has resulted in the Aircraft Design Initiator, an automated aircraft synthesis program that is used throughout numerous externally-funded projects. By continuously adapting this program it can be used to assess the impact of new aviation technologies on. Technologies that have recently been studied with this program include: hybrid-electric propulsion systems, maneuver-load alleviation through wing movables, and  liquefied natural gas as fuel. Furthermore, aircraft configurations with tail-mounted propellers, blended-wing bodies, and a propulsive empennage have been studied. A completely new aircraft configuration for long-haul travel, the so-called Flying V, has recently been studied in terms of aerodynamic performance (CFD an wind tunnel tests), cabin design, and structural weight.


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2011 - Aerospace Design and Systems Engineering Elements I
2009 - Aerospace Design and Systems Engineering Elements I
2009 - Aircraft Design and Operation
2009 - Aerodynamics of Combat Aircraft
2010 - Advanced Aircraft Design I
2010 - Advanced Aircraft Design II
2010 - Aerospace Design and Systems Engineering Elements I
2011 - Advanced Aircraft Design I
2011 - Advanced Aircraft Design II
2013 - Advanced Aircraft Design II
2013 - Advanced Aircraft Design I
2013 - Aerospace Design & Systems Engineering Elements
2012 - Aerospace Design & Systems Engineering Elements
2014 - Aerospace Design & Systems Engineering Elements
2014 - Advanced Aircraft Design II
2014 - Advanced Aircraft Design I
2012 - Advanced Aircraft Design II
2012 - Advanced Aircraft Design I
2015 - Advanced Aircraft Design II
2015 - Advanced Aircraft Design I
2015 - Aerospace Design & Systems Engineering Elements
2017 - Aerospace Design & Systems Engineering Elements
2017 - Advanced Aircraft Design I
2017 - Aerospace Design & Systems Engineering Elements
2016 - Advanced Aircraft Design I
2016 - Advanced Aircraft Design II
2017 - Advanced Aircraft Design II
2018 - Aerospace Design & Systems Engineering Elements
2018 - Aerospace Design & Systems Engineering Elements
2018 - Advanced Aircraft Design I
2018 - Advanced Aircraft Design II
2016 - Aerospace Design & Systems Engineering Elements
2019 - Aerospace Design & Systems Engineering Elements
2019 - Advanced Aircraft Design I
2019 - Advanced Aircraft Design II
2018 - Advanced Aircraft Design I
2018 - Advanced Aircraft Design II