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Chris Pettit

Chris L. Pettit, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor and Director of Aeronautics Adjunct Research Professor
Aerospace Engineering Department Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
United States Naval Academy Carleton University

USNA Contact Information

  • Office: Rickover Hall 330
  • Voice: +1 410 293 6415     Fax: +1 410 293 6404
  • E-mail:

Courses I've Taught at USNA

  • EA204 - Principles of Aerospace Engineering II
  • EA301 - Aerodynamics I
  • EA303 - Wind Tunnel
  • EA308 - Engineering Analysis
  • EA322 - Structural Mechanics for Aerospace Engineers
  • EA332 - Gas Dynamics
  • EM211 - Statics
  • EM321 - Mechanics and Materials for Aerospace Engineers

Recent Research Topics

  • Surrogate models for local and global sensitivity analysis in computational mechanics
  • Bayesian model selection for nonlinear aeroelasticity
  • Uncertainty quantification and machine learning models for near-ground sound propagation
  • Quasi-wavelet models of random heterogeneous media
  • Statistical for regression and prediction of near-ground sound propagation and community noise annoyance

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External Service Activities (as of August 18, 2017)

  • Associate Editor for  AIAA Journal
  • Member of ASME DoD Task Force
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