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CEAS Duo Earns Accolades From Helicopter Society

July 26, 2016
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UW Professor Dimitri Mavriplis and doctoral candidate Enrico Fabiano earned the Alfred Gessow Award.

University of Wyoming Professor Dimitri Mavriplis and doctoral candidate Enrico Fabiano recently were honored by the American Helicopter Society (AHS) for a technical paper submission.
The Vertical Flight Technical Society of the AHS announced the duo from the College of Engineering and Applied Science had received the prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper at the 72nd AHS Annual Forum and Technology Display. The paper is entitled “Adjoint-based Aeroacoustic Design Optimization of Flexible Rotors in Forward Flight.” Mavriplis is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, while Fabiano is a Ph.D. candidate.
Organizers selected more than 290 papers from more than 375 abstracts. Later, those were narrowed down to the seven best papers for final consideration. Following that, the AHS Technical Director and his committee reviewed and ranked the papers, and in that ranking, determined that this paper was the best. This year’s 72nd Annual Forum and Technology Display was May 17-19, 2016, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Fabiano will receive complimentary travel, registration and lodging to the European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF) in Lille, France, on Sept. 5-8, where he will present his paper and also receive the Alfred Gessow plaque. The award is named after a helicopter pioneer, researcher, author, professor and founder of the rotorcraft center at the University of Maryland.
The AHS is the world's premier vertical flight technical society. Since its inception in 1943, AHS has been a major force in the advancement of vertical flight. The Society is the global resource for information on vertical flight technology. It provides global leadership for scientific, technical, educational and legislative initiatives that advance the state-of-the-art of vertical flight.

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