Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
AFIT Faculty: Lt Col Anthony M. Deluca
CONTACT INFORMATION
Name: Lt Col Anthony M. Deluca
Title: Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Deputy Head
Commercial Phone: (937) 255-3636 (4537)
DSN Phone: 785-3636 (4537)
EDUCATION

Education
School Year Degree
United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 1991 - 1995 BS Mech. Eng.
University of Phoenix (Abq Campus), Albuquerque, NM 1995 - 1998 MBA
Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), WPAFB, OH 2002 - 2004 MS Aero. Eng.
Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), WPAFB, OH 2010 - 2014 PhD Aero. Eng.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Lt Col DeLuca's research interests span the spectrum of aerodynamics related disciplines. Specifically, the areas of low speed aerodynamics, wing design, laminar boundary layer theory and application, flapping wing aerodynamics, biomimetics & biomimicry of natural flight systems, micro air vehicles and their role in future ISR applications, and conventional weapons effects & external ballistics are included as some of his research areas of interest.

EXPERTISE
  • DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF EXPERIMENTS
  • FLUID DYNAMICS
  • AERODYNAMICS, PROPULSION, AND WEAPONS
  • FLIGHT TEST
  • FLUID DYNAMICS
  • MULTIDISCIPLARY DESIGN OPTIMIZATION, AIRCRAFT DESIGN, FLIGHT TEST ENGINEERING
PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH PAPERS

DeLuca, Anthony, M.,Mark F. Reeder,and, Richard G.Cobb. “An Experimental Investigation into the Effect of Flap Angles for a Piezo-Driven Wing”.International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 5(1):55–92,032013.URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/1756-8293.5.1.55.


DeLuca, Anthony M., Mark F. Reeder,and Richard G. Cobb. “Force Measurements and Flow Visualization of Biomimetically Designed Manduca Sexta Class Engineered Wings”. 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 5 January 2013.http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6. 2013-87.


Anthony M. DeLuca, Mark F. Reeder, Jacob A. Freeman, and Michael V. Ol. "Flexible and Rigid-Wing Micro Air Vehicle: Lift and Drag Comparison", Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 43, No. 2 (2006), pp. 572-575.


Anthony DeLuca, Mark Reeder, Michael Ol, Jacob Freeman, Michael Simonich, Ian Bautista.24th AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, 28 June 2004 - 01 July 2004, 10.2514/6.2004-2396.Portland, Oregon, eISBN: 978-1-62410-026-0.

COURSES

MECH 515

MECH 542

AERO 517

AERO 533

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