D. Brian Landrum, Ph.D.
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University
Dr. Landrum teaches courses in aircraft and missile aerodynamics, and aerospace vehicle design. He also created and teaches the introductory Principles of Aeronautics and Astronautics course. His research interests include unmanned aerial vehicle design and applications, low-cost flight simulation, missile aerodynamics, hypersonics and aerospace history. Dr. Landrum has authored or co-authored approximately 80 journal articles and technical papers. He has advised 3 PhD and 33 Master of Science degree graduates that are currently employed at various government and commercial organizations including NASA, U.S. Army AMRDEC, U.S. MSIC, SAIC, Dynetics, ISSI, Aerojet, United Technologies Research Center, Rockwell Collins and the Japanese Defense Agency. Dr. Landrum is the faculty advisor for the UAHuntsville student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is an associate fellow of the AIAA and a member of the AIAA Education Book series Advisory Board. He is also a member of the AUVSI, the American Helicopter Society (AHS), and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).
- Aircraft and Missile Aerodynamics
- Aerospace Vehicle Design
- Unmanned Aerial Systems
- Aerospace History and Technology
Honors & Awards
- Technical Activities Committee Distinguished Service Certificate, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, presented Jan. 5, 2010
- 2004 National Faculty Advisor of the Year, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, presented January 6, 2004
- Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2004
- Outstanding Student Group Advisor, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2002 – 2003
T. McElroy and D. B. Landrum, “Simulated High-Altitude Testing of COTS Electric UAV Motors”, 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Nashville, TN, January 9-12, 2012.
L. Besnard, Y. B. Shtessel, and Landrum, D.B., “Quadrotor Vehicle Control via Sliding Mode Controller Driven by Sliding Mode Disturbance Observer,” Journal of The Franklin Institute. (2011), doi:10.1016/j.jfranklin,2011.06.031.
T. McElroy and D. B. Landrum, “High-Altitude Thermal Testing of a COTS Electric UAV Motor”, Proceedings of the AIAA 62nd Southeastern Student Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL, April 4-5, 2011
A. Couchman, and D. B. Landrum, “Effectiveness of Wing-Warping Control of an Inflatable- Wing UAV”, Proceedings of the AIAA 62nd Southeastern Student Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL, April 4-5, 2011.
M. S. Balasubramanyam, D. Lineberry, C. P. Chen, and D. B. Landrum, “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of a Non-Axisymmetric Strut Based Ejector,” International Journal of Hypersonics. vol. 1, No. 3, Sept 2010.
D. Wood, and D. B. Landrum ,”Preliminary Analysis of the Rocket Plug Nozzle Combined Cycle (RPNCC) Propulsion System,” AIAA-2009-202, 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, Florida, Jan. 5-8, 2009.
T. Piputsitee, and D. B. Landrum, “UAHuntsville Flight Simulation Development,” Proceedings of the 2008 ASME Early Career Technical Conference, Miami, FL, October 3-4, 2008.
J. Locke, and D. B. Landrum, “A Study of Correlations for Heat Transfer to supercritical Hydrogen in Regenerative Cooling Channels,” AIAA J. of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 94-103, Jan. – Feb. 2008.
D. B. Landrum, J. Cerny, L. Warden, A. Meyer, and R. Bryson, “Affordable Flight Simulation in an Educational Environment,” Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society Forum 63, Virginia Beach, VA, May 1-3, 2007.
A Review of United States Air Force and Department of Defense Aerospace Propulsion Needs (contributor to Chapters 4 and 5), Committee on Air Force and Department of Defense Aerospace Propulsion Needs, National Research Council, The National Academies Press, DC, December 2006. ISBN 0-309-10247-2. Also available at https://books.nap.edu/catalog/11780.html#orgs.
A. Horton, and D. B. Landrum, “Aerodynamic Evaluation of Offset Planar Wing Configuration,” AIAA -2006-3313, 24th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conf., San Francisco, CA, June 5 - 8, 2006.
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