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Jayanth Krishnamurthi

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Jayanth Krishnamurthi is a doctoral student at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, working under the guidance of Dr. Farhan Gandhi at his Rotorcraft, Adaptive and Morphing Structures (RAMS) Lab. He has developed a flight dynamics model of the UH-60A with span and chord-morphing abilities, and designed a control system to maintain close-looped stability across various flight conditions. This work has resulted in publication at the 2015 European Rotorcraft Forum, the 2016 AHS Forum, and the 2016 International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies.

Jayanth received his B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from RPI, and a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

What are some of your current projects or research interests?

"I am studying the effectiveness of active rotor morphing for in-flight rotor track and balance issues over various operating conditions. The results can help significantly reduce time and expense associated with track and balance and increase fleet availability."

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