Maj Ryan P O'Hara, Ph.D. (Retired/Adjunct Faculty)


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DSN: 785-3636 x4542
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Assistant Professor
I am currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  My research focuses on the application of Mechanical Structures and Structural Dynamics to Aerospace Systems.  Areas of interest include turbine engines, laminate composites, small UAS, and additive manufacturing.



O. Scott-Emuakpor, T. George, B. Runyon, J. Beck, L. Sheridan, C. Holycross, and R. O'Hara, “Inherent Damping Sustainability Study on Additively Manufactured Nickel-Based Alloys for Critical Part", AIAA Journal, 2018.

D. Hope, A. Deluca, and R. O'Hara, “Investigation into Reynolds Number Effects on a Biomimetic Flapping Wing", International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, Volume 10 Issue 1, 2018.

R. O'Hara, N. Deleon, and A. Palazotto, “Structural identification and simulation of a MAV forewing", Journal of Composite Structures, 119, 2015.

R. O'Hara and A. Palazotto, “The morphological characterization of the forewing of the Manduca Sexta species for the application of biomimetic flapping wing micro air vehicles", Journal of Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Volume 7 Number 4, 2012.

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