John Theisinger

Location of Origin: 
Houston, TX
Candidate Type: 
PhD Candidate
Student Type: 
Graduate Research Assistant

John's current research involves the development of methods for hypersonic entry aeroshell shape optimization in order to increase landed mass capability. Configurations that maximize drag-area while satisfying a specified lift-to-drag ratio requirement will be determined. Trade studies will also include considerations for stability, aerothermodynamics, payload packaging, and mass estimation for both blunt and slender bodies.

Student Name: 
John Theisinger