Dr Dries Verstraete

BSc (Eng) MSc (Mech Eng) M Sc (Aero Eng) PhD Cranfield
Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Design and Propulsion
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

J11 - Aeronautical Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2393
Fax +61 2 9351 4841

Website School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Teaching and supervision

AERO3261 - Propulsion

AERO4460 - Aerospace Design 2

Current research students

Project title Research student
Low Speed Handling Qualities of Hypersonic Vehicles Tamas BYKERK
Low Reynolds Number Post Stall Aerodynamics Beau EMMERSON
Hybridisation of Fuel Cells for UAV Propulsion Andrew GONG
Pitch Angle Control of Small UAV Propellers Rens MACNEILL
Feature-based Visual Navigation in GPS-denied Environment Anastasia VOLKOVA

In the media

    Selected grants

    2016

    • Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry; Verstraete D, Vio G, Armfield S; DVC Research/Equipment Grant.
    • Paving the way for a truly integrated aerospace engineering curriculum; Verstraete D, Wong K, Vio G, Auld D, Gibbens P, Wu X, Thornber B; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

    2015

    • Hybrid Propulsion for Improved Reliability and Capability of Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Verstraete D, Lu D; Defence Science and Technology Group./Research Grant.
    • Fuel Cell Altitude Testing; Verstraete D; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.
    • Study - Power and Propulsion Technologies Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; Verstraete D; Swedish Civil Government Agency FMV/Research Support.

    2014

    • Assessment of Integration Challenges of Hybrid Power and Energy Storage Systems; Verstraete D, Lu D; US Office of Naval Research (USA)/Research Support.
    • High speed EXperimentAl FLY vehicles - INTernational - HEXAFLY INT; Verstraete D, Vio G; European Commission (Belgium)/Seventh Framework Network of Excellence Programme.

    2011

    • Fuel-Cell Unmanned Aircraft System Hardware-in-the-loop Simulation; Verstraete D; Defence Science and Technology Group/Research Support.

    Selected publications

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    Book Chapters

    • Verstraete, D., Bizzarri, D., Hendrick, P. (2009). In-flight oxygen collection for a two-stage air-launch vehicle: Integration of vehicle and separation cycle design. In L DeLuca, C Bonnal, O Haldn, S Frolov (Eds.), Progress in Propulsion Physics Volume 1, (pp. 551-567). Russia: Torus Press Publishing house.
    • Decuypere, R., Verstraete, D. (2005). Micro Turbines from the Standpoint of Potential Users. Micro Gas Turbines, (pp. 15-1-15-14). Neuilly-sur-Seine, France: Educational Notes.

    Journals

    • MacNeill, R., Verstraete, D. (2017). Blade element momentum theory extended to model low Reynolds number propeller performance. The Aeronautical Journal, 121(1240), 835-857. [More Information]
    • Munk, D., Verstraete, D., Vio, G. (2017). Effect of fluid-thermal´┐Żstructural interactions on the topology optimization of a hypersonic transport aircraft wing. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 75, 45-76. [More Information]
    • Gong, A., Verstraete, D. (2017). Fuel cell propulsion in small fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles: Current status and research needs. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(33), 21311-21333. [More Information]
    • Pande, D., Verstraete, D. (2017). Impact of solar cell characteristics and operating conditions on the sizing of a solar powered nonrigid airship. Aerospace Science and Technology. [More Information]
    • Munk, D., Vio, G., Verstraete, D. (2016). A Hypersonic Aircraft Optimization Tool with Strong Aerothemoelastic Coupling. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 846, 494-499. [More Information]
    • Lu, D., Soon, J., Verstraete, D. (2016). Derivation of Dual-Switch Step-Down DC/DC Converters With Fault-Tolerant Capability. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31(9), 6064-6068. [More Information]
    • Lehmkuehler, K., Wong, K., Verstraete, D. (2016). Methods for accurate measurements of small fixed wing UAV inertial properties. The Aeronautical Journal, 120(1233), 1785-1811. [More Information]
    • Gong, A., Palmer, J., Brian, G., Harvey, J., Verstraete, D. (2016). Performance of a hybrid, fuel-cell-based power system during simulated small unmanned aircraft missions. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41(26), 11418-11426. [More Information]
    • Sharifzadeh, S., Verstraete, D., Hendrick, P. (2015). Cryogenic hydrogen fuel tanks for large hypersonic cruise vehicles. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(37), 12798-12810. [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Gong, A., Lu, D., Palmer, J. (2015). Experimental investigation of the role of the battery in the AeroStack hybrid, fuel-cell-based propulsion system for small unmanned aircraft systems. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(3), 1598-1606. [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Bowkett, C. (2015). Impact of heat transfer on the performance of micro gas turbines. Applied Energy, 138(2015), 445-449. [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D. (2015). On the energy efficiency of hydrogen-fuelled transport aircraft. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(23), 7388-7394. [More Information]
    • Munk, D., Vio, G., Verstraete, D. (2015). Response of a three-degree-of-freedom wing with stiffness and aerodynamic nonlinearities at hypersonic speeds. Nonlinear Dynamics, 81, 1665-1688. [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Lehmkuehler, K., Gong, A., Harvey, J., Brian, G., Palmer, J. (2014). Characterisation of a hybrid, fuel-cell-based propulsion system for small unmanned aircraft. Journal of Power Sources, 250, 204-211. [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Bizzarri, D., Hendrick, P. (2014). Demonstration of Compact Air Separation Technology for In-Flight Oxygen Collection Space Launchers. Journal of Propulsion and Power, 30(1), 62-69. [More Information]
    • Morrell, B., Munk, D., Vio, G., Verstraete, D. (2014). Development of a Hypersonic Aircraft Design Optimization Tool. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 553, 847-852. [More Information]
    • Giannelis, N., Vio, G., Verstraete, D., Steelant, J. (2014). Temperature Effect on the Structural Design of a Mach 8 Vehicle. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 553(2014), 249-254. [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D. (2013). Long range transport aircraft using hydrogen fuel. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38(34), 14824-14831. [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Hendrick, P., Pilidis, P., Ramsden, K. (2010). Hydrogen fuel tanks for subsonic transport aircraft. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35(20), 11085-11098. [More Information]
    • Peirs, J., Waumans, T., Vleugels, P., Al-Bender, F., Stevens, T., Verstraete, T., Stevens, S., D'hulst, R., Verstraete, D., Fiorini, P., et al (2007). Micropower generation with microgasturbines: a challenge. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 221(4), 489-500. [More Information]
    • Peirs, J., Verplaetsen, F., Driesen, J., Belmans, R., Puers, R., Verstraete, D., Hendrick, P., Baelmans, M., Van den Braembussche, R., Reynaerts, D. (2005). Micro Power Generation Based on Micro Gas Turbines: a Challenge. MST News, 4, 37-39.

    Conferences

    • Gong, A., Verstraete, D. (2017). Design and Bench Test of a Fuel-Cell/Battery Hybrid UAV Propulsion System using Metal Hydride Hydrogen Storage. 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Reston, VA, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). [More Information]
    • Gong, A., Maunder, H., Verstraete, D. (2017). Development of an in-flight thrust measurement system for UAVs. 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Reston, VA, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). [More Information]
    • Gong, A., Verstraete, D. (2017). Experimental Testing of Electronic Speed Controllers for UAVs. 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Reston, VA, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). [More Information]
    • MacNeill, R., Verstraete, D., Gong, A. (2017). Optimisation of Propellers for UAV Powertrains. 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Reston, VA, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Lunnan, K. (2016). Altitude effects on the performance of small radial turbomachinery. Part I: Compressor impellers. ASME Turbo Expo 2016: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition (GT 2016), Seoul: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Lunnan, K. (2016). Altitude effects on the performance of small radial turbomachinery. Part II: Turbine impellers. ASME Turbo Expo 2016: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition (GT 2016), Seoul: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [More Information]
    • Jeyaratnam, J., Verstraete, D. (2016). Analysis of Low Speed Stability Derivatives of a Hypersonic Test Vehicle. 7th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT 2015), Canberra: Engineers Australia.
    • MacNeill, R., Verstraete, D. (2016). Extension of propeller analysis methods to model propeller performance past stall. 7th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT 2015), Canberra: Engineers Australia.
    • Piper, S., Verstraete, D. (2016). Shock Wave Detonation Initiation Prediction for a Pulse Detonation Engine. 7th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT 2015), Canberra: Engineers Australia.
    • Munk, D., Vio, G., Verstraete, D. (2015). Aerothermodynamic Structural Topology Optimisation for a Hypersonic Transport Aircraft Wing. 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, Lisbon: Council of European Aerospace Soceities (CEAS).
    • Cheng, T., Lu, D., Gong, A., Verstraete, D. (2015). Analysis of a three-port DC-DC converter for PV-battery system using DISO boost and SISO buck converters. 25th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2015), Piscataway: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
    • Gong, A., Verstraete, D. (2015). Development of a dynamic propulsion model for electric UAVs. 7th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology.
    • Munk, D., Vio, G., Verstraete, D. (2015). Effect of Structural Non-Linearities on the Aeroelastic Response. 16th Australian International Aerospace Congress, Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia.
    • Gong, A., Verstraete, D. (2015). Extending range and endurance estimates of battery powered electric aircraft. 16th Australian International Aerospace Congress, Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia.
    • Verstraete, D., Lunnan, K. (2014). Effect of Altitude on the Performance of Small Centrifugal Compressors. Fourth Australasian Conference on Unmanned Systems, Melbourne, VIC: Australian Association for Unmanned Systems.
    • Gong, A., Palmer, J., Brian, G., Harvey, J., Verstraete, D. (2014). Hardware-in-the-loop simulation of a fuel-cell-based UAV propulsion system using real-world flight data. Fourth Australasian Conference on Unmanned Systems, Melbourne, VIC: Australian Association for Unmanned Systems.
    • Gong, A., Verstraete, D. (2014). Role of Battery in a Hybrid Electrical Fuel Cell UAV Propulsion System. AIAA 52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reston, Virginia, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
    • Armstrong, J., Verstraete, D. (2014). Semi-Constant Volume Combustion in a MicroGas Turbine. Fourth Australasian Conference on Unmanned Systems, Melbourne, VIC: Australian Association for Unmanned Systems.
    • Munk, D., Vio, G., Verstraete, D. (2014). Simulation of Non-Linear Heat Loading in UAVs and its Effect on Structural Integrity. Fourth Australasian Conference on Unmanned Systems, Melbourne, VIC: Australian Association for Unmanned Systems.
    • Lu, D., Soon, J., Verstraete, D. (2014). Two-Transistor Step-Down DC/DC Converters with Fault-Tolerant Capability. 2014 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), United States: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
    • Yao, Y., Lu, D., Verstraete, D. (2013). Power Loss Modelling of MOSFET Inverter for Low-Power Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drive. IEEE International Future Energy Electronics Conference (IFEEC 2013), Piscataway, NJ, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Wong, K., Lehmkuehler, K., Netzel, T., Hendrick, P. (2012). A global experiential design studio for engineering students. ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, Texas: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Sharifzadeh, S., Hendrick, P. (2012). Definition and Aero-Elastic Optimisation of the Structure of the LAPCAT A2 Mach 5 Airliner. 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), UK: Optimage Ltd.
    • Lehmkuehler, K., Wong, K., Verstraete, D. (2012). Design and Test of a UAV Blended Wing Body Configuration. 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), UK: Optimage Ltd.
    • Verstraete, D., Lehmkuehler, K., Wong, K. (2012). Design of a fuel cell powered blended wing body UAV. ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, Texas: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [More Information]
    • Harvey, J., Jarvis, R., Verstraete, D., Bagg, R., Honnery, D., Palmer, J. (2012). Development of a Hybrid-Electric Powersystem Model for a small Surveillance Aircraft. 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), UK: Optimage Ltd.
    • Verstraete, D., Harvey, J., Palmer, J. (2012). Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulation of Fuel-Cell-Based Hybrid-Electrical UAV Propulsion. 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), UK: Optimage Ltd. [More Information]
    • Koster, J., Velazco, A., Munz, C., Kraemer, E., Wong, K., Verstraete, D. (2012). Hyperion UAV: An international collaboration. 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Nashville, TN, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Hewakuruppu, Y. (2012). Impact of heat transfer on centrifugal compressors of micro turbines. ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, Texas: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Cazzato, L., Romeo, G. (2012). Preliminary Design of a Fuel-Cell-Based Hybrid-Electrical UAV. 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), UK: Optimage Ltd.
    • Verstraete, D., Vio, G. (2012). Temperature effects on flutter of a Mach 5 transport aircraft wing. ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, Texas: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Thirifay, F., Hendrick, P. (2011). Definition and Optimisation of the Structure of a Hypersonic Aircraft Considering Aero-Elastic Deformations. 4th European Conference for Aerospace Sciences, Russia: Torus Press Publishing house.
    • Verstraete, D., Ling, J., Wong, K., Armfield, S. (2011). Development of a micro turboprop for high altitude UAV propulsion. 20th ISABE Conference 2011, Sweden: International Society for Airbreathing Engines.
    • Verstraete, D., Ling, J., Wong, K., Armfield, S. (2011). Development of a micro turboprop to extend altitude capabilities of small UAVs. AIAC-14 Fourteenth Australian International Aerospace Congress APISAT 2011, Melbourne, Australia: WALDRONSMITHManagement. [More Information]
    • Lehmkuehler, K., Wong, K., Verstraete, D. (2011). Hyperion Flying Wing Aircraft Technology. 7th International CDIO Conference 2011, Denmark: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU).
    • Koster, J., Munz, C., Wong, K., Velazco, A., Kraemer, E., Verstraete, D. (2011). HYPERION UAV: An International Collaboration. 50th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
    • Koster, J., Serani, E., Velazco, A., Wiley, T., Munz, C., Kurz, H., Kramer, E., Wong, K., Lehmkuehler, K., Verstraete, D. (2011). HYPERION: An International Collaboration. 7th International CDIO Conference 2011, Denmark: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU). [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Hendrick, P. (2011). Improved Performance Assessment of a Precooled Turbofan for Hypersonic Vehicle Acceleration. 20th ISABE Conference 2011, Sweden: International Society for Airbreathing Engines.
    • Verstraete, D., Gibbens, P., Wong, K. (2011). Is a small UAV with extended altitude capabilities feasible? AIAC-14 Fourteenth Australian International Aerospace Congress APISAT 2011, Melbourne, Australia: WALDRONSMITHManagement.
    • Gibbens, P., Verstraete, D. (2011). Learning aircraft design and flight control system design using flight simulation as a CDIO conduit. 7th International CDIO Conference 2011, Denmark: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU).
    • Wong, K., Verstraete, D., Lehmkuehler, K., Koster, J., Munz, C., Kraemer, E., Velazco, A. (2011). Rapid, International Design and Test of a Hybrid-Powered, Blended-Wing Body Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. 11th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operation (ATIO) Conference, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
    • Koster, J., Kraemer, E., Munz, C., Verstraete, D., Wong, K., Velazco, A. (2011). Workforce Development for Global Aircraft Design. ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2011, USA: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

    2017

    • MacNeill, R., Verstraete, D. (2017). Blade element momentum theory extended to model low Reynolds number propeller performance. The Aeronautical Journal, 121(1240), 835-857. [More Information]
    • Gong, A., Verstraete, D. (2017). Design and Bench Test of a Fuel-Cell/Battery Hybrid UAV Propulsion System using Metal Hydride Hydrogen Storage. 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Reston, VA, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). [More Information]
    • Gong, A., Maunder, H., Verstraete, D. (2017). Development of an in-flight thrust measurement system for UAVs. 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Reston, VA, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). [More Information]
    • Munk, D., Verstraete, D., Vio, G. (2017). Effect of fluid-thermal´┐Żstructural interactions on the topology optimization of a hypersonic transport aircraft wing. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 75, 45-76. [More Information]
    • Gong, A., Verstraete, D. (2017). Experimental Testing of Electronic Speed Controllers for UAVs. 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Reston, VA, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). [More Information]
    • Gong, A., Verstraete, D. (2017). Fuel cell propulsion in small fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles: Current status and research needs. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(33), 21311-21333. [More Information]
    • Pande, D., Verstraete, D. (2017). Impact of solar cell characteristics and operating conditions on the sizing of a solar powered nonrigid airship. Aerospace Science and Technology. [More Information]
    • MacNeill, R., Verstraete, D., Gong, A. (2017). Optimisation of Propellers for UAV Powertrains. 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Reston, VA, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). [More Information]

    2016

    • Munk, D., Vio, G., Verstraete, D. (2016). A Hypersonic Aircraft Optimization Tool with Strong Aerothemoelastic Coupling. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 846, 494-499. [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Lunnan, K. (2016). Altitude effects on the performance of small radial turbomachinery. Part I: Compressor impellers. ASME Turbo Expo 2016: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition (GT 2016), Seoul: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Lunnan, K. (2016). Altitude effects on the performance of small radial turbomachinery. Part II: Turbine impellers. ASME Turbo Expo 2016: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition (GT 2016), Seoul: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [More Information]
    • Jeyaratnam, J., Verstraete, D. (2016). Analysis of Low Speed Stability Derivatives of a Hypersonic Test Vehicle. 7th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT 2015), Canberra: Engineers Australia.
    • Lu, D., Soon, J., Verstraete, D. (2016). Derivation of Dual-Switch Step-Down DC/DC Converters With Fault-Tolerant Capability. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31(9), 6064-6068. [More Information]
    • MacNeill, R., Verstraete, D. (2016). Extension of propeller analysis methods to model propeller performance past stall. 7th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT 2015), Canberra: Engineers Australia.
    • Lehmkuehler, K., Wong, K., Verstraete, D. (2016). Methods for accurate measurements of small fixed wing UAV inertial properties. The Aeronautical Journal, 120(1233), 1785-1811. [More Information]
    • Gong, A., Palmer, J., Brian, G., Harvey, J., Verstraete, D. (2016). Performance of a hybrid, fuel-cell-based power system during simulated small unmanned aircraft missions. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41(26), 11418-11426. [More Information]
    • Piper, S., Verstraete, D. (2016). Shock Wave Detonation Initiation Prediction for a Pulse Detonation Engine. 7th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT 2015), Canberra: Engineers Australia.

    2015

    • Munk, D., Vio, G., Verstraete, D. (2015). Aerothermodynamic Structural Topology Optimisation for a Hypersonic Transport Aircraft Wing. 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, Lisbon: Council of European Aerospace Soceities (CEAS).
    • Cheng, T., Lu, D., Gong, A., Verstraete, D. (2015). Analysis of a three-port DC-DC converter for PV-battery system using DISO boost and SISO buck converters. 25th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2015), Piscataway: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
    • Sharifzadeh, S., Verstraete, D., Hendrick, P. (2015). Cryogenic hydrogen fuel tanks for large hypersonic cruise vehicles. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(37), 12798-12810. [More Information]
    • Gong, A., Verstraete, D. (2015). Development of a dynamic propulsion model for electric UAVs. 7th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology.
    • Munk, D., Vio, G., Verstraete, D. (2015). Effect of Structural Non-Linearities on the Aeroelastic Response. 16th Australian International Aerospace Congress, Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia.
    • Verstraete, D., Gong, A., Lu, D., Palmer, J. (2015). Experimental investigation of the role of the battery in the AeroStack hybrid, fuel-cell-based propulsion system for small unmanned aircraft systems. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(3), 1598-1606. [More Information]
    • Gong, A., Verstraete, D. (2015). Extending range and endurance estimates of battery powered electric aircraft. 16th Australian International Aerospace Congress, Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia.
    • Verstraete, D., Bowkett, C. (2015). Impact of heat transfer on the performance of micro gas turbines. Applied Energy, 138(2015), 445-449. [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D. (2015). On the energy efficiency of hydrogen-fuelled transport aircraft. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(23), 7388-7394. [More Information]
    • Munk, D., Vio, G., Verstraete, D. (2015). Response of a three-degree-of-freedom wing with stiffness and aerodynamic nonlinearities at hypersonic speeds. Nonlinear Dynamics, 81, 1665-1688. [More Information]

    2014

    • Verstraete, D., Lehmkuehler, K., Gong, A., Harvey, J., Brian, G., Palmer, J. (2014). Characterisation of a hybrid, fuel-cell-based propulsion system for small unmanned aircraft. Journal of Power Sources, 250, 204-211. [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Bizzarri, D., Hendrick, P. (2014). Demonstration of Compact Air Separation Technology for In-Flight Oxygen Collection Space Launchers. Journal of Propulsion and Power, 30(1), 62-69. [More Information]
    • Morrell, B., Munk, D., Vio, G., Verstraete, D. (2014). Development of a Hypersonic Aircraft Design Optimization Tool. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 553, 847-852. [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Lunnan, K. (2014). Effect of Altitude on the Performance of Small Centrifugal Compressors. Fourth Australasian Conference on Unmanned Systems, Melbourne, VIC: Australian Association for Unmanned Systems.
    • Gong, A., Palmer, J., Brian, G., Harvey, J., Verstraete, D. (2014). Hardware-in-the-loop simulation of a fuel-cell-based UAV propulsion system using real-world flight data. Fourth Australasian Conference on Unmanned Systems, Melbourne, VIC: Australian Association for Unmanned Systems.
    • Gong, A., Verstraete, D. (2014). Role of Battery in a Hybrid Electrical Fuel Cell UAV Propulsion System. AIAA 52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reston, Virginia, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
    • Armstrong, J., Verstraete, D. (2014). Semi-Constant Volume Combustion in a MicroGas Turbine. Fourth Australasian Conference on Unmanned Systems, Melbourne, VIC: Australian Association for Unmanned Systems.
    • Munk, D., Vio, G., Verstraete, D. (2014). Simulation of Non-Linear Heat Loading in UAVs and its Effect on Structural Integrity. Fourth Australasian Conference on Unmanned Systems, Melbourne, VIC: Australian Association for Unmanned Systems.
    • Giannelis, N., Vio, G., Verstraete, D., Steelant, J. (2014). Temperature Effect on the Structural Design of a Mach 8 Vehicle. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 553(2014), 249-254. [More Information]
    • Lu, D., Soon, J., Verstraete, D. (2014). Two-Transistor Step-Down DC/DC Converters with Fault-Tolerant Capability. 2014 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), United States: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]

    2013

    • Verstraete, D. (2013). Long range transport aircraft using hydrogen fuel. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38(34), 14824-14831. [More Information]
    • Yao, Y., Lu, D., Verstraete, D. (2013). Power Loss Modelling of MOSFET Inverter for Low-Power Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drive. IEEE International Future Energy Electronics Conference (IFEEC 2013), Piscataway, NJ, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]

    2012

    • Verstraete, D., Wong, K., Lehmkuehler, K., Netzel, T., Hendrick, P. (2012). A global experiential design studio for engineering students. ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, Texas: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Sharifzadeh, S., Hendrick, P. (2012). Definition and Aero-Elastic Optimisation of the Structure of the LAPCAT A2 Mach 5 Airliner. 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), UK: Optimage Ltd.
    • Lehmkuehler, K., Wong, K., Verstraete, D. (2012). Design and Test of a UAV Blended Wing Body Configuration. 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), UK: Optimage Ltd.
    • Verstraete, D., Lehmkuehler, K., Wong, K. (2012). Design of a fuel cell powered blended wing body UAV. ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, Texas: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [More Information]
    • Harvey, J., Jarvis, R., Verstraete, D., Bagg, R., Honnery, D., Palmer, J. (2012). Development of a Hybrid-Electric Powersystem Model for a small Surveillance Aircraft. 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), UK: Optimage Ltd.
    • Verstraete, D., Harvey, J., Palmer, J. (2012). Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulation of Fuel-Cell-Based Hybrid-Electrical UAV Propulsion. 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), UK: Optimage Ltd. [More Information]
    • Koster, J., Velazco, A., Munz, C., Kraemer, E., Wong, K., Verstraete, D. (2012). Hyperion UAV: An international collaboration. 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Nashville, TN, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Hewakuruppu, Y. (2012). Impact of heat transfer on centrifugal compressors of micro turbines. ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, Texas: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Cazzato, L., Romeo, G. (2012). Preliminary Design of a Fuel-Cell-Based Hybrid-Electrical UAV. 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), UK: Optimage Ltd.
    • Verstraete, D., Vio, G. (2012). Temperature effects on flutter of a Mach 5 transport aircraft wing. ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, Texas: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [More Information]

    2011

    • Verstraete, D., Thirifay, F., Hendrick, P. (2011). Definition and Optimisation of the Structure of a Hypersonic Aircraft Considering Aero-Elastic Deformations. 4th European Conference for Aerospace Sciences, Russia: Torus Press Publishing house.
    • Verstraete, D., Ling, J., Wong, K., Armfield, S. (2011). Development of a micro turboprop for high altitude UAV propulsion. 20th ISABE Conference 2011, Sweden: International Society for Airbreathing Engines.
    • Verstraete, D., Ling, J., Wong, K., Armfield, S. (2011). Development of a micro turboprop to extend altitude capabilities of small UAVs. AIAC-14 Fourteenth Australian International Aerospace Congress APISAT 2011, Melbourne, Australia: WALDRONSMITHManagement. [More Information]
    • Lehmkuehler, K., Wong, K., Verstraete, D. (2011). Hyperion Flying Wing Aircraft Technology. 7th International CDIO Conference 2011, Denmark: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU).
    • Koster, J., Munz, C., Wong, K., Velazco, A., Kraemer, E., Verstraete, D. (2011). HYPERION UAV: An International Collaboration. 50th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
    • Koster, J., Serani, E., Velazco, A., Wiley, T., Munz, C., Kurz, H., Kramer, E., Wong, K., Lehmkuehler, K., Verstraete, D. (2011). HYPERION: An International Collaboration. 7th International CDIO Conference 2011, Denmark: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU). [More Information]
    • Verstraete, D., Hendrick, P. (2011). Improved Performance Assessment of a Precooled Turbofan for Hypersonic Vehicle Acceleration. 20th ISABE Conference 2011, Sweden: International Society for Airbreathing Engines.
    • Verstraete, D., Gibbens, P., Wong, K. (2011). Is a small UAV with extended altitude capabilities feasible? AIAC-14 Fourteenth Australian International Aerospace Congress APISAT 2011, Melbourne, Australia: WALDRONSMITHManagement.
    • Gibbens, P., Verstraete, D. (2011). Learning aircraft design and flight control system design using flight simulation as a CDIO conduit. 7th International CDIO Conference 2011, Denmark: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU).
    • Wong, K., Verstraete, D., Lehmkuehler, K., Koster, J., Munz, C., Kraemer, E., Velazco, A. (2011). Rapid, International Design and Test of a Hybrid-Powered, Blended-Wing Body Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. 11th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operation (ATIO) Conference, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
    • Koster, J., Kraemer, E., Munz, C., Verstraete, D., Wong, K., Velazco, A. (2011). Workforce Development for Global Aircraft Design. ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2011, USA: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

    2010

    • Verstraete, D., Hendrick, P., Pilidis, P., Ramsden, K. (2010). Hydrogen fuel tanks for subsonic transport aircraft. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35(20), 11085-11098. [More Information]

    2009

    • Verstraete, D., Bizzarri, D., Hendrick, P. (2009). In-flight oxygen collection for a two-stage air-launch vehicle: Integration of vehicle and separation cycle design. In L DeLuca, C Bonnal, O Haldn, S Frolov (Eds.), Progress in Propulsion Physics Volume 1, (pp. 551-567). Russia: Torus Press Publishing house.

    2007

    • Peirs, J., Waumans, T., Vleugels, P., Al-Bender, F., Stevens, T., Verstraete, T., Stevens, S., D'hulst, R., Verstraete, D., Fiorini, P., et al (2007). Micropower generation with microgasturbines: a challenge. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 221(4), 489-500. [More Information]

    2005

    • Peirs, J., Verplaetsen, F., Driesen, J., Belmans, R., Puers, R., Verstraete, D., Hendrick, P., Baelmans, M., Van den Braembussche, R., Reynaerts, D. (2005). Micro Power Generation Based on Micro Gas Turbines: a Challenge. MST News, 4, 37-39.
    • Decuypere, R., Verstraete, D. (2005). Micro Turbines from the Standpoint of Potential Users. Micro Gas Turbines, (pp. 15-1-15-14). Neuilly-sur-Seine, France: Educational Notes.

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