Faculty Profile

Michael B Bragg

Aerospace Engineering
Michael B Bragg
Michael B Bragg
Research Professor
306 Engineering Hall MC 266
1308 W. Green
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-2152

Primary Research Area

  • Applied Aerodynamics

Education

  • Ph.D., Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1981
  • M.S. Aero. & Astro. Engr., University of Illinois 1977
  • B.S. Aero. & Astro. Engr., University of Illinois 1976

Academic Positions

  • Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, UIUC 2008-present
  • Associate Dean for Research and Administrative Affairs, College of Engineering, UIUC 2006-2008
  • Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering, UIUC 1999-2006
  • Professor, Aerospace Engineering, UIUC 1995-present
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Affiliate Professor, UIUC 1999-2000
  • Assoc. Prof. of Mechanical and Ind. Eng., UIUC (0%) 1994-1999
  • Associate Professor of Aero and Astro Eng, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1990-1995
  • Associate Professor of Aero and Astro Eng, The Ohio State University 1987-1989
  • Assistant Professor of Aero and Astro Eng., The Ohio State University 1981-1987

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Major Consulting Activities

  • Cox and Co., New York, NY
  • Transport Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • CFD Research Co., Huntsville, AL
  • Cirrus Aircraft Company, Duluth, WI
  • NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Aero Systems Engineering Inc., St.Paul, MN
  • Aerosafe Inc., Dublin, OH.
  • Morrison & Forester LLP, San Diego, CA
  • CU Aerospace, Champaign, IL
  • Rolling Hills Research Corporation, El Segundo, CA
  • Eidetics, Torrance, CA

Research Interests

  • Unsteady aerodynamics
  • Aircraft icing
  • Flight mechanics
  • Aerodynamics

Research Areas

Chapters in Books

  • * Broeren, A.P., and Bragg, M.B., ￿Unsteady Stalling Characteristics of Thin Airfoils at Low-Reynolds Number,￿ Proceedings of the Conference on Fixed, Flapping and Rotary Vehicles at Very Low Reynolds Number, Ed. by T.J. Mueller, Notre Dame, IN, June 2000, pp. 396-420.
  • ** Bragg, M.B., ￿Aircraft Icing,￿ McGraw-Hill 1999 Yearbook of Science & Technology, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1999, pp. 183-185.
  • ** Bragg, M.B., ￿The Effect of Ice on Aircraft Aerodynamics￿ and ￿Numerical Prediction of Icing Effects on Aircraft,￿ two chapters of an FAA publication, Aircraft Icing Handbook, DOT/FAA/CT-88/8-1, 1988.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Broeren, A.P., Bragg, M.B., Addy, H.E., Lee, S., Moens, F., and Guffond, D., ￿Effect of High Fidelity Ice-Accretion Simulations on Full-Scale Airfoil Performance,￿ Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2010, pp. 240-254.
  • Broeren, A.P., Busch, G.T., and Bragg, M.B., ￿Aerodynamic Fidelity of Ice Accretion Aerodynamic Simulation on a Subscale Model,￿ SAE 2007 Transactions: Journal of Aerospace, Vol. 116, Aug. 2008, pp. 560-575.
  • Busch, G. , Broeren, A.P., and Bragg, M.B., "Aerodynamic Simulation of a Horn-Ice Accretion on a Subscale Model," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 45, No. 2, 2008, pp. 604-613.
  • *Whalen, E.A, Broeren, A.P., and Bragg, M.B., "Aerodynamics of Scaled Runback Ice Accretions," Journal of Aircraft, in press, Oct. 2007.
  • *Campbell, S., Broeren, A. P., and Bragg, M.B., "Sensitivity of Aircraft Performance to Icing Parameter Variations," Journal of Aircraft, Vol.44, No.5, 2007, pp. 1758-1760
  • *Broeren, A.P., Bragg, M.B., and Addy, H., "Flowfield Measurements About an Airfoil with leading-Edge Ice Shapes," Journal of Aircraft, Vol.43, No.4, 2006, pp. 1226-1234
  • Bragg, M.B., Broeren, A.P., Blumenthal, L., "Iced-Airfoil Aerodynamics," Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 41 (2005) p. 323-362.
  • Whalen, E. and Bragg, M.B., "Aircraft Characterization in Icing Using Flight Test Data," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2005, pp. 792-794.
  • Broeren, A.P. and Bragg, M.B., "Effect of Airfoil Geometry on Performance with Simulated Intercycle Ice Accretions," Journal of Aircraft, Vol.42, No.1, 2005, pp. 121-130.
  • Broeren, A.P., Bragg, M.B., and Addy, H.E. Jr., "Effect of Intercycle Ice Accretions on Airfoil Performance," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2004, pp. 165-174.
  • Lee, S. and Bragg, M.B., "Investigation of Factors Affecting Iced-Airfoil Aerodynamics," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 40, No. 3, 2003, pp. 499-508.
  • Gurbacki, H.M., Bragg, M.B., "Sensing Aircraft Icing Effects by Unsteady Flap Hinge-Moment Measurement," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2001, pp. 575-577.
  • Broeren, A.P., and Bragg, M.B., "Spanwise Variation in the Unsteady Stalling Flowfields of Two-dimensional Airfoil Models," AIAA Journal, Vol. 39, No. 9, 2001, pp. 1641-1651.
  • Dunn, T.A., Loth, E. and Bragg, M.B., "A Computational Investigation of Simulated Large-Droplet Ice Shapes on Airfoil Aerodynamics," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 36, No. 5, 1999, pp. 836-843.
  • Lee, S. and Bragg, M.B., "Experimental Investigation of Simulated Large-Droplet Ice Shapes on Airfoil Aerodynamics," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 36, No. 5, 1999, pp. 844-850.
  • Saeed, F., Selig, M.S., Bragg, M.B. and Addy, H.E., "Hybrid Airfoil Design Procedure Validation of for Full-Scale Ice Accretion Simulation," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 36, No. 5, 1999, pp. 769-776.
  • Henze, C.M. and Bragg, M.B., "Turbulence Intensity Measurement Technique for use in a Icing Wind Tunnel," Journal of Aircraft, No. 3, 1999, pp. 577-583.
  • * Broeren, A.P. and Bragg, M.B., "Flowfield Measurements Over an Airfoil During Low-frequency Oscillations Near Stall," AIAA Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1, 1999. pp. 130-132..
  • Saeed, F., Selig, M.S. and Bragg, M.B., "Hybrid Airfoil Design Method to Simulate Full-Scale Ice Accretion Throughout a Given ∝ Range," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 35, No. 2, 1998, pp. 233-239.
  • Jasinski, B.J., Noe, S.C., Selig, M.S. and Bragg, M.B., "Wind Turbine performance Under Icing Conditions," Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 120, Feb., 1998, pp. 60-65.
  • Saeed, F., Selig, M.S. and Bragg, M.B., "Design of Subscale Airfoils with Full-Scale Leading Edges for Ice Accretion Testing," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 34, No. 1, 1997, pp. 94-100.
  • Kerho, M.F. and Bragg, M.B., "Airfoil Boundary-Layer Development and Transition with Large Leading-Edge Roughness," AIAA Journal, Vol. 35, No. 1, 1997, pp. 75 - 84.
  • Cummings, M.J. and Bragg, M.B., "Boundary-Layer Transition Due to Isolated 3-D Roughness on an Airfoil Leading Edge," AIAA Journal, Vol. 34, No. 9, 1996, pp. 1949 - 1952.
  • Bragg, M.B., Heinrich, D.C., Balow, F.A., and Zaman, K.B.M.Q., "Flow Oscillation over an Airfoil Near Stall," AIAA Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1, 1996, pp. 199-201.
  • Bragg, M.B. and Khodadoust, A., "A Study of the Spray Characteristics of a Subsonic Wind Tunnel," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 32, No. 1, 1995, pp. 199-204.
  • Khodadoust, A. and Bragg, M.B., "Aerodynamics of a Finite Wing with Simulated Ice," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 32, No. 1, 1995, pp. 137-144.
  • Bragg, M.B., Heinrich, D.C., Valarezo, W.O. and McGhee, R.J., "Effect of Underwing Frost on a Transport Aircraft Airfoil at Flight Reynolds Number," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 31, No. 6, 1994, pp. 1372-1379.
  • Kerho, M.F. and Bragg, M.B., "Neutrally Buoyant Bubbles Used as Flow Tracers in Air," Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 16, No. 6, 1994, pp. 393-400.
  • Bragg, M.B. and Wells, S.L, "Effect of Wind Tunnel Walls on Airfoil Droplet Impingement," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 31, No. 1, 1994, pp. 175-180.
  • Soltani, M.R. and Bragg, M.B., "Early Vortex Burst on Delta Wings in Pitch," AIAA Journal, Vol. 31, No. 12, Dec. 1993, pp. 2283-2289.
  • Bragg, M.B., Heinrich, D.C. and Khodadoust, A., "A Low-Frequency Flow Oscillation Over Airfoils Near Stall," AIAA Journal, Vol. 31, No. 7, July 1993, pp. 1341-1343.
  • Bragg, M.B. and Mohler, S.R., "Predicting Droplet Impingement on Yawed Wings," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 29, No. 5, Sept./Oct. 1992, pp. 964-966.
  • Bragg, M.B. and Khodadoust, A., "Experimental Measurements in a Large Leading-Edge Separation Bubble Due to a Simulated Ice Accretion," AIAA Journal, Vol. 30, No. 6, June 1992, pp. 1462-1467
  • Bragg, M.B. and Soltani, M.R., "Measured Forces and Moments on a Delta Wing During Pitch-Up," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 27, No. 3, 1990, pp. 262-267.
  • Soltani, M.R., Bragg, M.B. and Brandon, J.M., "Force and Moment Measurements on an Oscillating 70-degree Delta Wing in Subsonic Flow," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 27, No. 3, 1990, pp. 211-217.
  • Bragg, M.B., "Experimental Aerodynamic Characteristics of an NACA 0012 Airfoil With Simulated Ice," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 25, No. 9, 1988, pp. 849-854.
  • Coirier, W.J. and Bragg, M.B., "A Computational Method for Screened Two-Dimensional Wind Tunnel Inlets," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 24, No. 4, 1987, pp. 281-283.
  • Bragg, M.B. and Gregorek, G.M., "Experimental Airfoil Performance with Vortex Generators," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 24, No. 5, 1987, pp. 305-309.
  • Bragg, Michael B., "A Computer Simulation of the Dispersal of Aerial Sprays," Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Vol. 29, No. 1, 1986, pp. 10-15.
  • Bragg, Michael B., Gregorek, Gerald M., and Lee, John D., “Airfoil Aerodynamics in Icing Conditions," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 23, No. 1, January 1986, pp. 76-81.
  • Bragg, Michael B., "Predicting Rime Ice Accretion on Airfoils," AIAA Journal, Vol. 22, No. 3, March 1985, pp. 381-387.
  • Bragg, Michael B., "The Effect of Geometry on Airfoil Icing Characteristics," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 21, No. 7, July 1984, pp. 505-511.
  • Bragg, Michael B., "A Similarity Analysis of the Droplet Trajectory Equation," AIAA Journal, Vol. 20, No. 12, December 1982, pp. 1681-1686.
  • Ormsbee, A.I., Bragg, Michael B., Maughmer, M.D., and Jordan, F.L., "Scaling Wake Particle Interactions for Aerial Applications Research," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 18, No. 7, July 1981, pp. 592-596.

Other Publications

  • Bragg, M.B., ￿The Effect of Ice on Aircraft Aerodynamics￿ and ￿Numerical Prediction of Icing Effects on Aircraft,￿ two chapters of an FAA publication, Aircraft Icing Handbook, DOT/FAA/CT-88/8-1, 1988.

Patents

  • ￿Aircraft Surface Contamination Sensing System Using Control Surface Hinge Moment Measurements,￿ M.B. Bragg and H. M. Gurbacki, patent # 6,140,942, October 31, 2000.

Professional Societies

  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Sigma Gamma Tau
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • American Society of Engineering Education
  • Experimental Aircraft Association Aircraft safety presentations at each International Convention, 1980-2000
  • Society of Automotive Engineers: SAE AC-9C Committee on Aircraft Icing, 1985-present - Chairman, 1990-1992; Vice-Chairman/Chairman Elect 1988-1990; Chairman, Subcommittee on Icing Test Facilities, 1988-1997; Organizer, Aircraft Icing Research in Europe Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, Sept. 1989; Organizing Committee, International Aircraft Icing Meeting, NASA Lewis, 1987
  • Session chair at numerous conferences
  • Fellows selection committee, 2004
  • Applied Aerodynamic Technical Committee, 1996-2002 Surface Roughness Effects on Aircraft Aerodynamics short course, 1998 Technical Chair, 1999 Aerospace Sciences Meeting Vice Chair and Chairman Elect, 1999-2000 Chair, 2000-2002
  • Chairman, National Student Paper Competition, 1991-1993
  • Ground Testing Technical Committee, 1989-1993
  • Technical Activities Committee, 2000-2002
  • Aerospace Department Chairs Association, 1999-2006 - Vice Chair, 2002; Chair, 2003
  • General Chair, Aerosapce Sciences Meeting, 2007
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Applied Aerodynamic Technical Committee, 1996-2002
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Ground Testing Technical Committee, Session Organizer and Session Chairman, AIAA Ground Testing Conference, 1996-2002
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Ground Testing Technical Committee, Chairman, National Student Paper Competition 1991-1993
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Ground Testing Technical Committee 1989-1993
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: General Aviation Systems Technical Committee 1986-1989
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Atmospheric Environment Technical Committee 1983-1986
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Vice-President, Publications 2009-2012
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Chair, Publications Review Committee ???-2011
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Member, Publications Committee 2007 ￿ present
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Subcommittee Coordinator Aerospace Sciences-Applied, 2008 Fellow Grade Selection Committee
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Associate Fellow 1992, Fellow 2004 - present

Honors

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerodynamics Award (2009-2012)
  • General Chair, AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting (2007)
  • University Critical Research Initiatives Award for the Center for Distributed Air Traffic Management (2006)
  • Stanley H Pierce Award, College of Engineering, UIUC (2004)
  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2004)
  • Advisors List, College of Engineering, UIUC (2003)
  • NASA TGIR award "Revolutionize Aviation" to Aircraft Alliance Project Team (2002)
  • NASA TGIR award "Revolutionize Aviation" to AGATE Icing Research Team (2001)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Losey Atmospheric Science Award (1998)
  • University Critical Research Initiatives Award for the Aircraft Icing Research Center (1997)
  • "Incomplete List of Teachers Rated as Excellent by Their Students" (Fall 93, Fall 94, Spring 95, Spring 01, Fall 04, Fall 05)
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1991)
  • Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award, Dept. of Aero. and Astro. Engr., UIUC (1988)
  • Ohio State University College of Engineering Research Award (1986)

Teaching Honors

  • Stanley H. Pierce Award, College of Engineering, UIUC (2004)
  • College of Engineering Advisors List (2003)
  • ￿Incomplete List of Teachers Rated as Excellent by Their Students,￿ (Fall ￿93, Fall ￿94, Spring ￿95, Spring ￿01, Fall ￿04, Fall ￿05)
  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Department Teacher of the Year (1990)

Research Honors

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerodynamics Award (2007)
  • Fellow, American institute of Aeronuatics and Astronautics (2004)
  • NASA TGIR Award ￿Revolutionize Aviation￿ to Aircraft Alliance Project Team (2002)
  • NASA TGIR Award ￿Revolutionize Aviation￿ to AGATE Icing Research Team (2001)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Losey Atmospheric Science Award (1998)
  • UIUC Critical Research Inititives Implementation Grant (1997)
  • Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award, Dept. of Aero. and Astro. Engr., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (1988 )
  • Ohio State University College of Engineering Research Award, (1986)

Public Service Honors

  • Design of the vortex generators for the Voyager aircraft. The first unrefueled flight around the world.