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Linghai is dedicated professional with 10+ years’ experience in the aerospace field. Specializes in maximizing aircraft performance and safety through developing innovative methodologies. Now seeking to contribute his experience, skills, and expertise to the students at the UCLan.
Linghai Lu received a B.A.Sc. degree in Automation from China in 2001 and a M.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, in 2003. He then worked for Intel A5T5 in the field of Electrical Systems. In 2004, he was awarded a Glasgow University Scholarship and an Overseas Research Studentship from the British Government. He got his PhD degree at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of University of Glasgow in 2007. Since then, he was a Research Associate at the Engineering Faculty of University of Liverpool. He also worked for the Virtual Engineering Centre before joining the UCLAN. His interests include Aircraft Modeling and Real-time Simulation, Pilot Modelling and Aircraft-Pilot Coupling, Flying Cars, Flight Control System and Flight Handling Qualities, Aircraft System Identification and Full-Motion Simulator Fidelity.
Project 1: Development of UAV Simulation models with FLIGHTLAB
Project 2: myCopter: Enabling Technologies for Personal Aerial Transportation Systems
Project 3: ARISTOTEL: Aircraft and Rotorcraft Pilot Coupling (A/PRC) - Tools and Techniques for Alleviation and Detection
Project 4: Design of Pilot Visual Aids
Results from flight simulation tests conducted at the UoL, and complementary flight tests carried out with the National Research Council (NRC, Canada) ASRA in-flight simulator, support the tau control hypothesis. The theory suggests ways that pilots could be alerted to the impending threat of such adverse APCs.
Project 5: Lifting Standards Project - Bell412 Fidelity Improvement (NRC supported with flight test)
Project 6: Prediction and Assessment of A/RPCs Phenomena
The study was also part of Liverpool’s contribution to GARTEUR HC-AG16, Rotorcraft Pilot Couplings. The FLIGHTLAB Bell 412 simulation model was created and validated from data provided by the NRC, Ottawa.
Research Software: FLIGHTLAB, MATLAB, C/Linux (Fodera), CIFER (Comprehensive Identification from Frequency Responses)
Research Facility (Simulators): HELIFLIGHT-R and HELIFLIGHT-I Simulators in the University of Liverpool, and SIMONA Research Simulator in TU Delft; (Real Helicopter): Bell 412 ASRA Research helicopter in Flight Research Laboratory (NRC, Ottawa)
Helicopter Models: Bo105, Bell412, Puma, GROB, UH-60 Black Hawk, Lynx
Aircraft Modelling; Aircraft Control Design; System Identification (both time and frequency domains); Aircraft Real-Time Simulation (Rigid-Body and Aeroelastic); Inverse Simulation; Model Inversion Aircraft Handling Qualities; Human Factors; Pilot Modelling; Pilot Perception; Aircraft/Rotorcraft Pilot Active and Passive Coupling; Simulator Fidelity and Simulation Software Development Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV)
1 MyCopter 2010/10-2014 European Commission (FP7/2007-2014) N°266470
2 ARISTOTEL 2010/10-2013 European Commission (FP7/2007-2013) N°266073
3 Design of Pilot Visual Aids 2010/01-2010/09 European Regional Development Fund/UK Virtual Engineering Lab
4 Lifting Standards Project-Bell412 Fidelity Improvement 2009/03-2009/12 UK EPSRC Grant EP/G002932/1 and the US Army International Technology Centre (W911NF-11-1-0002)
5 Prediction and Assessment of A/RPCs Phenomena, as part of GARTEUR H-AG16 2007/10-2009/02 UK EPSRC Grant EP/D003512/1
the module of Introduction to Aerospace Vehicle
Honorary Fellow in the University of Liverpool
1. Pavel, M. (TUD, Netherland), Masaratib, P. (POLIMI, Italy), Gennarettic, M. (Università Roma Tre, Italy), Jump, M. (UOL, UK), Zaichike, L (Zhukovsky, Russian), Dang-Vu, B. (ONERA, France), Lu, L (UK), Yilmaza, D. (TUD, Netherland), Quarantab, G. (TUD, Netherland), Ionitag, A. (STRAERO, Romania), Serafinic, J (Università Roma Tre, Italy), “Practices to Identify and Preclude Adverse Aircraft-and-Rotorcraft-Pilot Couplings – A Design Perspective,” Progress in Aerospace Sciences, accepted for publishing, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.paerosci.2015.05.002
2. Muscarello, V. (Milano POLIMI), Quaranta, G. (Milano POLIMI), Masarati, P. (Milano POLIMI), Lu, L. , and Jump, M. (UoL) “Flight Simulator Investigations of Adverse Aeroservoelastic Roll Rotorcraft–Pilot Coupling,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, accepted for publishing, 2015; DOI:10.2514/1.G001121
3. Masarati, P. (Milano POLIMI), Quaranta, G.(Milano POLIMI), Lu, L., and Jump, M. (UoL) “A Closed Loop Experiment of Collective Bounce Aeroelastic Rotorcraft-Pilot Coupling,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, published online, Jan. 2014, Vol. 333, No. 1, pp. 307-325. DOI: /10.1016/j.jsv.2013.09.020.
4. Lu, L., and Jump, M. “A Multi-Loop Pilot Model for Boundary-Avoidance-Tracking PIO Investigation,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, published online, 2014, Vol. 37, No. 6, pp. 1863-1879. DOI:10.2514/1.G000079