Dr. Brian Landrum

1962 - 2022 Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Associate Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Contact

320 Sparkman Drive
Olin B. King Technology Hall
Room N267
Huntsville, AL 35899
Campus Map

256.824.7207
david.landrum@uah.edu

Biography

Dr. Brian 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 aerospace system design, unmanned aerial systems, low-speed and biologically-inspired flight, hypersonics, engineering education, and aerospace history. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 journal articles and technical papers. He has advised 5 PhD and 39 Master of Science degree graduates that are currently employed with local Huntsville, national and international government and commercial organizations. Dr. Landrum is the faculty advisor for the UAH student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). 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 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), and the American Helicopter Society (AHS).


Education

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1992
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1986
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1984

Recent Publications

  • J. Cranford, C. K. Kang. C. K., D. B. Landrum, and N. Slegers, "Experimental Characterization of Butterfly in Climbing Flight," AIAA 2015-2328, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, Aviation Forum 2015, Dallas, TX, June 22-25, 2015.

  • W. S. King, D. B. Landrum, J. Alcorn, and A. Jarzembski, "A Long Endurance, Highly Maneuverable, Collaborative, Unmanned Airborne System," AIAA 2015-3232, 22nd AIAA Lighter-Than-Air Systems Technology Conference, Aviation Forum 2015, Dallas, TX, June 22-25, 2015.

  • N. Goli and D. B. Landrum, D. B., "Development of an Integrated UAS for Agricultural Imaging Applications," AIAA 2015-3286, 15th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Aviation Forum 2015, Dallas, TX, June 22-25, 2015.

  • C. L. Calamaio, R. E. Griffin, D. Irwin, B. Howell, and D. B. Landrum, D. B., "Intelligent Payload Module Design for Application-Oriented Research," AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2015, Atlanta, GA, May 4 – 7, 2015.

  • T. K. Percy and D. B. Landrum, "Investigation of National Policy Shifts to Impact Orbital Debris Environments," Space Policy, Volume 30, Issue 1, Elsevier Science Direct, April 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spacepol.2014.02.003.

  • D. B. Landrum, "Rubber Bands and Pennies: An Introductory Aircraft Design Experience", AIAA 2013-0656, Proceedings of the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX, January 7-10, 2013.

  • D. B. Landrum and K. B. Landrum, "Silent Flight: The Exciting Life of Nellie' Zabel Willhite", AIAA 2013-1146, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX, January 7-10, 2013.

  • Moylan, B., Landrum, D.B., and Russell, G., "Investigation of the Physical Phenomena Associated with Rain Impacts on Supersonic and Hypersonic Flight Vehicles," Proceedings of the 12th Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, Procedia Engineering 00 (2012) 000–000, Elsevier, 2012

  • Thomas, J., Engelhaupt, D., and Landrum, D.B., "Development of a Lightweight, Monolithic, Aspheric Mirror Utilizing FDM Technology," IAC-12-C2.9.6, 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Naples, Italy, Oct. 1-5, 2012.

  • 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.