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Our research concentrates on problems involving the aerodynamics of airfoils, wings and propellers applied to aircraft design, aircraft flight dynamics, real-time flight simulation, and low Reynolds number aerodynamics. Our research also includes problems in unmanned air vehicle design (UAVs), wind turbine blade design and aerodynamics, motorsports aerodynamics, and racing yacht aerohydrodynamics. An expanded description of our interests is outlined on our research page. For questions about our research, contact Prof. Michael Selig. See our FAQ for a list of common questions.


Added new UIUC propeller data Volume 3 - Includes experimental data for 40 Aero-Naut CAM carbon fiber folding propellers.

UIUC Low Speed Airfoil TestsUIUC LSATs

Information on the UIUC Low Speed Airfoil Tests (UIUC LSATs) for model aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, small wind turbines, and more. Summary of Low-Speed Airfoil Data - Volumes 1,2, 3, 4, and 5 are available. Volume 4 [PDF] was published as a NREL report that includes many wind turbine airfoils at low Reynolds numbers. UIUC LSATs airfoil data from Volumes 1-5 are here. For airfoil design on the web, go to PROFOIL-WWW.

UIUC Airfoil Data SiteUIUC Airfoil Data Site

The UIUC Airfoil Data Site includes airfoil coordinates (for nearly 1,600 airfoils) and some performance data. The performance data is mostly for low Reynolds number applications. Also useful is The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage compiled and maintained by Dave Lednicer. The guide includes a listing of what airfoils have been used on approximately 6,400 aircraft.


A general description of our research covering our main areas of interests. Research sponsors past and present includes ARPA-E, Facebook, Google, KalScott Engineering, Northern Power Systems, DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), GE Wind Energy, 3M, AeroVironment, Northrop Grumman, NASA, Naval Research Laboratory, DSO National Laboratories, Siemens, Ford, Jaguar Racing, Newman/Haas Racing, Oracle Racing/Farr Yacht Design, Luna Rossa, private gifts, and many others.


People in the UIUC Applied Aerodynamics Group currently include Prof. Michael Selig and graduate students: Gavin Ananda, Suraj Bansal, Or Dantsker, Sparsh, Chadha, Giovanni Fiore, Brent Pomeroy, and Adam Ragheb.