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NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 340
Hampton, VA 23681-2199

Phone: +1 757 864-1286
Fax: +1 757 864-8678

Location: Building 648, Room 301


Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, December 1997
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
Dissertation: Development of a Coupled Fluid/Structure Aeroelastic Solver with Applications to Vortex Breakdown Induced Twin Tail Buffet

M.S., Engineering Mechanics, May 1994
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
Thesis: A Direct Numerical Simulation of Vortex Breakdown Induced Tail Buffet

B.S., Aerospace Engineering; Minor, Mathematics, May 1990
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
Senior Research Design Project: Project SPARC; SPace-based Aeroassisted Reusable Craft


Recent Projects

Scalable Convergent Electric Propulsion Technology and Operations Research (SCEPTOR), see 2017 AIAA paper.

Coupled FUN3D/CAMRAD II analysis of rotorcraft, see 2015 AHS paper.

Research Activities

Selected Publications

Massey, S. J., Stanford, B. K., Wieseman, C. D., and Heeg, J., “Aeroelastic Analysis of a Distributed Electric Propulsion Wing,” AIAA Paper No. AIAA-2017-0413, 58th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Grapevine, Texas, January 9 – 13, 2017.

Massey, S. J., Kreshock, A. R. and Sekula, M. K. “Coupled CFD/CSD Analysis of an Active-Twist Rotor in a Wind Tunnel with Experimental Validaton,” American Helicopter Society 71st Annual Forum Proceedings, May 2015. Videos.

Bartels, R. E., Chwalowski, P., Massey, S. J., Heeg, J. and Minek, R. E., “Computational Aeroelastic Analysis of the Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle During Ascent,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp 651-658. doi: 10.2514/1.A32127

Massey, S. J. and Chwalowski, P., “Computational Aeroelastic Analysis of Ares Crew Launch Vehicle Bi-Modal Loading,” AIAA Paper No. AIAA-2010-4373, 28th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 28 – July 1, 2010.

Elmiligui, A. A., Abdol-Hamid, K. S., Massey, S. J., Pao, S. P., “Numerical Study of Flow Past a Circular Cylinder Using Hybrid Turbulence Formulations,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 434-440. doi: 10.2514/1.18765

Boelens, O., Badcock, K., Elmilgui, A., Abdol-Hamid, K., Massey, S. J., Eagle Aeronautics, “Comparison of Measured and Block Structured Simulation Results for the F-16XL Aircraft,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2009, pp. 377-384. doi: 10.2514/1.35064

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