• Professor
  • Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
Thomas Strganac Profile Photo

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1987
  • M.S., Texas A&M University, 1980
  • B.S., North Carolina State University, 1977

Research Interests

    • Aeroelasticity
    • Structural Dynamics
    • Nonlinear Dynamics

Selected Publications

  • A Modern Course in Aeroelasticity, Dowell, E.H., Curtiss, H.C., Jr., Scanlan, R.H., Sisto, F., Edwards, J. and Strganac, T.W., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA, 3rd Edition, 2004, in print.
  • Introduction to Flight Test Engineering, D.T. Ward and T.W. Strganac, Kendall-Hunt, Iowa, 2nd Edition, 2002.
  • Wind Study for High Altitude Platform Design, T. W., NASA Reference Publication No. 1044, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, December 1979.
  • Beran, P.S. and Strganac, T.W., Kim*, K. and Nichkawde*, C., "Studies of Store-Induced Limit Cycle Oscillations Using a Model with Full System Nonlinearities", Nonlinear Dynamics, No. 37, 2004, pp. 323-339.
  • Platanitis*, G. and Strganac, T.W., "Suppression of Control Reversal Using Leading and Trailing Edge Control Surfaces", Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, accepted - to appear.
  • Thompson*, D.E., Jr. and Strganac, T.W., "Nonlinear Analysis of Store-Induced Limit Cycle Oscillations", Nonlinear Dynamics, accepted - to appear. (invited)
  • Platanitis*, G. and Strganac, T.W., "Control of A Wing Section with Nonlinearities Using Leading and Trailing Edge Control Surfaces", Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 52-58, 2004.
  • Kurdila, A.J., Li, J., Strganac, T.W., and Webb*, G., "Nonlinear Control Methodologies for Hysteresis in PZT Actuated On-Blade Elevons", Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp. 167-176, October 2003.
  • Gilliatt*, H.C., Strganac, T.W., and Kurdila, A.J., "An Investigation of Internal Resonance in Aeroelastic Systems", Nonlinear Dynamics, No.31, 2003, pp. 1-22.
  • Dowell, E., Edwards, J., and Strganac, T.W., "Nonlinear Aeroelasticity", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 40, No. 5, 2003, 857-874. (invited)