The CAE shows the strong commitment of PolyU in developing the aerospace researches. With the rapid development of air transportation and aerospace industries in the Asia-Pacific region, CAE aims to foster close collaborations and build up better synergy in aerospace and aviation researches through a research network including PolyU, overseas research institutions, public service corporations, local industry and governmental departments; and to meet the society’s demand.
The research activities of the Consortium for Aerospace Engineering are mainly in developing all aerospace-centric technologies, including the areas of
- Green Engines and Combustion
- Advanced Composite materials and Structure Health Monitoring
- UAV/MAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle/Micro Aerial Vehicle).
The CAE members have also extensive working experience in Aeronautical industry and carried out research and consultancy projects for famous aircraft manufacturers such as LORD, Bombardier Aerospace of Canada and Boeing. For example, the Aeroacoustics members have been invited by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC) to participate in new technology development (noise abatement in cabin) for China’s new generation of large commercial passenger aircraft (C919).
The research works carried out by the CAE members have been shown consistently well, which is evidenced by the large number of quality papers published in the top notch journals in the area, such as AIAA journal, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids, Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Structural Health Monitoring: An International Journal, Nature Materials, Advanced Materials, Physical Review Letters, Carbon, Acta Materialia, Applied Physics Letters, …etc.