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NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, Fundamental Aeronautics Program, Washington,
has announced the following aeronautics research awards to Texas institutions:

NASA Announces Texas Aeronautics Research Awards

WASHINGTON, DC | Posted on February 16th, 2007

University of Texas, Austin
Proposal Title: Experimental Measurements and Computational Predictions of
Conjugate Heat Transfer in a Stationary Cooled Turbine Vane
Approximate Amount: $264,000

Texas Engineering Experiment Station, College Station, Texas
Proposal Title: Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) and Variable-
Resolution Partially-Averaged Navier Stokes (PANS) Models for Separated
Approximate Amount: $189,000

Proposal Title: Robust Adaptive Guidance for High Mass Entry, Descent and
Landing at Mars
Approximate Amount: $175,000

Proposal Title: Multi-Scale Modeling and Characterization of Carbon
Nanotube Reinforced Multi-Functional Composites as New Lightweight,
Durable Materials for Improved Subsonic, Fixed-Wing Vehicle Performance
Approximate Amount: $150,000

Proposal Title: Thermomechanical Processing and Modelling of High
Temperature Shape Memory Alloys for Multifunctional Engine Components
Approximate Amount: $149,000

Texas Tech University System, Lubbock, Texas
Proposal Title: Novel Nanoparticle-Filled Matrices for Thermal Stress
Reduction in Polymer Matrix Composites: Multi-Scale Modeling and
Experimental Validation
Approximate Amount: $150,000

These awards will foster close collaboration with and facilitate the
exchange of ideas and information among researchers at NASA, industry,
academia, and other government agencies to benefit the nation's aeronautics


About NASA-The Fundamental Aeronautics Program
he Fundamental Aeronautics Program is dedicated to the mastery and
intellectual stewardship of the core competencies of aeronautics for the
nation across all flight regimes. The corresponding long-term research that
the program performs is both focused and integrated across disciplines.
Using this research, the program provides feasible solutions to the
performance and environmental challenges of current and future air
vehicles. The results of our pre-competitive research are widely
disseminated and available to support the nation's aerospace industry.
Fundamental Aeronautics concentrates research in four areas: Subsonic Fixed
Wing, Subsonic Rotary Wing, Supersonics, and Hypersonics.
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