Transforming Mobility

Engineers Study Bird Flight

A new study from Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor Christina Harvey uses modeling and aerodynamics to describe how gulls can change the shape of their wings to control their response to gusts or other disturbances. The lessons could one day apply to uncrewed aerial vehicles or other flying machines.

Developing a Fleet of Quiet Rotorcraft

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor Seongkyu Lee’s group will apply their expertise in predicting rotorcraft noise to help industry leader Supernal identify noise sources in their aircraft designs and recommend strategies to reduce it.

Your Flying Taxi is Almost Here

In less than a decade, your taxi might come from the sky instead of the street. Once a hallmark of science fiction, flying taxis have become the cutting edge of aerospace engineering thanks to researchers like UC Davis’ Seongkyu Lee, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Lee’s group is conducting groundbreaking aeroacoustics research to lay the computational groundwork to make air taxis a reality.

Paving the Way to Zero Emissions from Cement

In a new perspective article for the journal One Earth, Sabbie Miller, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Davis, Professor John Harvey, director of the Pavement Research Center at UC Davis and colleagues at ETH Zurich and Imperial College London break down the greenhouse emissions challenges facing the cement industry and present a strategy to get to zero emissions.

Transportation

Engineering Research: Transportation Transportation planning and engineering deals with the movement of people and goods in a manner consistent with society's environmental and socio-economic goals.

Transportation engineering applies engineering, physical and mathematical sciences, economics, and behavioral social science principles to plan, analyze, design, and operate resilient and sustainable transportation systems, such as highways, transit, airfields and ports.

UC Davis Formula Racing team succeeds at 2019 Formula SAE Electric competition

UC Davis Formula Racing’s racecar, FE6, placed second in endurance, second in cost and fourth overall out of 30 teams at this year’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Electric international competition on June 19-22 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

UC Davis Formula Racing is an engineering student-led research team that is challenged with designing, building and racing a high-performance electric vehicle that complies with the rules annually released through SAE to compete in the annual Formula SAE Electric competition.