Dr Dries Verstraete

Senior Lecturer

J11 - Aeronautical Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

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

Teaching and supervision

AERO3261 - Propulsion

AERO4460 - Aerospace Design 2

Selected grants

2015

  • Altitude operation of fuel-cell-based power sources; Verstraete D; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2014

  • Assessment of Integration Challenges of Hybrid Power and Energy Storage Systems; Verstraete D, Lu D; US Office of Naval Research (USA)/Research Support.

2011

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

  • 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., 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(2014), 847-852. [More Information]
  • Vio, G., Verstraete, D. (2014). Development of a Hypersonic Aircraft Design Optimization Tool. Applied Mechanics and Materials, accepted ACCM2013 paper-published in spl ed.
  • 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. Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part C, 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

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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).

2015

  • Verstraete, D., Bowkett, C. (2015). Impact of heat transfer on the performance of micro gas turbines. Applied Energy, 138(2015), 445-449. [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(2014), 847-852. [More Information]
  • Vio, G., Verstraete, D. (2014). Development of a Hypersonic Aircraft Design Optimization Tool. Applied Mechanics and Materials, accepted ACCM2013 paper-published in spl ed.
  • 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]

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.
  • 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).

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.
  • 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. Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part C, 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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