Aerospace graduate student wins award at 2017 CERS
Aerospace engineering Ph.D. candidate Ethan Corle won first prize in the Art in Science competition at the 14th annual College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS) held April 4, at the Nittany Lion Inn.
CERS is an annual student-initiated, student-run symposium featuring research papers, oral and poster presentations and an "Art in Science" competition from the engineering disciplines.
Corle won for his submitted image titled “Rotorcraft Wake Structure.” His image shows the visualization of the vortical flow structures that develop in the flow behind rotating helicopter blades. The data for the visualization are the numerical solution for a typical four-bladed helicopter rotor. Shown in the image pictured above are the four blades, colored by energy on the blade surface and vorticity magnitude iso-surfaces in the wake.
First and second place awards were given for paper/oral presentations. First, second and third place awards were given for poster presentations and Art in Science submissions.
First-place paper/oral presentation winners received $250, first-place poster winners received $200 and the first-place Art in Science winner received $150.
A complete list of winners is available on the CERS website.