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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory   AFRL

Agile Munition Vehicle Sciences


Munitions Directorate, RW/Chief Scientist’s office

opportunity location
13.45.05.B7454 Eglin Air Force Base, FL 325426810


name email phone
Daniel Archer Reasor 850.882.8221


We conduct research on the coupled interaction of fluid, structural, thermal, and material dynamics applicable to low cost, high-performance weapon airframes. The research includes multidisciplinary approaches in theoretical, computational, and experimental fluid and structural dynamics, and multifunctional materials. We specifically seek to characterize the fundamental physics dictating the overall vehicle controllability, agility, lethality, and survivability. The products of this research will lay the foundation for development of methodologies and tools to exploit the physics of agile, maneuvering weapon airframes of all size scales and speed regimes applicable to tactical weapons in transition between the three phases of flight: (1) air-launch, (2) in-transit, and (3) terminal (e.g., low Reynolds number micro-scale airframes, air-launched unitary subsonic to supersonic guided bombs, air-launched supersonic to low hypersonic air-intercept, and long-range strike weapons). Research opportunities exist in the characterization; control; and exploitation of aero, structural, thermal, and material dynamics that enhance munitions operational capability.



Wilcox ZD, et al: Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 33(4): 1213, 2010


Fluid-structure interaction; Computational fluid dynamics; Aeroelasticity; Aerothermoelasticity; Aeroservoelasticity; Thermal dynamics; Hypersonics; Multifunctional materials; Weapon airframes;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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