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A simulation of combustion and pressure inside a rocket engine. The Air Force is funding research to predict whether new designs will be at risk of exploding.

A smarter way to design rocket engines that don’t blow up

Researchers seek to understand a problem that has haunted the space program since Apollo: a flame inside the rocket engine that literally spirals out of control.|Medium Read
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Nadine Sarter speaks at National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on Aviation Safety Assurance

IOE Professor Nadine Sarter gave an invited presentation to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Committee on Aviation Safety Assurance titled "Cognitive Engineering Aspects of Aviation Safety Assurance".|Short Read
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US Airways Flight 1549 seven years later

Safety, autonomy, and the human element: toward air and ground vehicles that begin to override our actions to protect us.|Short Read
A town destroyed by a natural disaster

$2.5M to launch a new era in ‘natural hazards engineering’

A $2.5 million project funded by the NSF will create a computational framework to define a set of standards for disaster researchers.|Medium Read
A model of the activity in the magnetosphere of a planet when there is a solar storm. Model: University of Michigan

Solar storms: Regional forecasts now possible

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Rice University have developed a new tool to help forecast solar storms and their effects on the power grid and communication satellites.|Medium Read
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Automation algorithms could provide safe landings for disabled aircraft

AE Professor Ella Atkins proposes an adaptive or emergency flight planning architecture that would erase this time delay and enable flights such as Airways 1549 to land safely in crisis situations. |Short Read
A fingertip touches a small, green 3D printed sensor.

3D-printed strain sensors could spot damage aboard ships

A 3D printable strain sensor developed by University of Michigan researchers could provide the U.S. Navy and commercial shippers with a more accurate, less expensive way to assess damage to their vessels, helping to keep sailors safe in the aftermath of an attack, storm or other incident.|Medium Read
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SAS ship monitoring sensor

Michigan researchers have designed a simple mechanical sensor that can precisely measure strain on a ship's hull, predicting structural failures before they occur.|Short Read

Spray-on coating could ice-proof airplanes, power lines, windshields

Spray-on coating could ice-proof airplanes, power lines, windshields|Medium Read
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Necmiye Ozay receives CAREER award for research in cyber-physical systems

Cyber-physical systems are smart, networked systems with embedded sensors, processors, and actuators that are designed to interact with the physical world.|Short Read
A woman holds a disk of concentric circles representing layers of the helmet.

A football helmet design that listens to physics

A shock-absorbing football helmet system being developed at Michigan Engineering could blunt some dangerous physics that today’s models ignore.|Short Read
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Flint water filter warning

They may unwittingly encourage the growth of microbes|Short Read