Mayuresh Patil

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., 1999, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech
  • M.S., 1996, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech
  • B.S., 1994, Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Structures and Materials
Dynamics and Control
  • 2010 - present, Associate Professor, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech. 
  • 2003 - 2010, Assistant Professor, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech.
  • 2001 - 2003, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Widener University.
  • 2000 - 2001, Assistant Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University.
  • 1999 - 2000, Post Doctoral Fellow, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech.
  • AIAA - Associate Fellow
  • 2010 - Present: VT Faculty Senate
  • 2008 - Present: Faculty Advisor for VT-AIAA Student Branch 
  • 2004 - Present: AOE Graduate Committee


Flapping-Wing MAVs

  • Unsteady aerodynamics: analytical, panel methods, tuning with CFD
  • Membrane Structures: nonlinear response, pre-stress design optimization
  • Aeroelastic Analysis: response and stability of membrane wings, aeroelastic tailoring
  • Flight Mechanics: 6+ DOF models, periodic trim, stability, flight control


Damaged Aircraft: Load Constraints and Life Estimation

  • Damage Modeling: analytical, computational, stochastic damage propagation
  • Flight Mechanics: damaged aircraft modeling, loads estimation
  • Aeroelasticity: aeroelastic response and stability, aeroservoelasticity
  • Coupled Analysis for Life Estimation: structures, fracture mechanics, aerodynamics, dynamics


HALE and Joined-Wing Aircraft

  • Nonlinear Aeroelasticity and Flight Mechanics: performance, design
  • Flight Control: nonlinear guidance, nonlinear dynamic inversion control
  • Gust: frequency and time domain analysis, linear and nonlinear response
  • Reduced Order Model: nonlinear, control synthesis, design optimization
Dr. Mayuresh Patil
  • (540) 231-8722
  • mpatil@vt.edu
  • Aerospace & Ocean Engineering (MC0203)
    Randolph Hall, RM 201, Virginia Tech
    460 Old Turner St.
    Blacksburg, VA 24061