Dr Albert S.J. van Heerden

  • Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering (Autonomous Systems & Connectivity)

email: Stevan.vanHeerden@glasgow.ac.uk

James Watt North Building, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland, United Kingdom, G12 8LU

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6979-7095

Biography

I am currently a lecturer in Aerospace Engineering in the James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow. Before this, I was a research fellow in the Rolls‑Royce University Technology Centre and Centres for Aeronautics and Propulsion and Thermal Power Engineering at Cranfield University. During my career thus far, I have worked very closely with major UK and European aerospace companies to find and advance holistic, system-level solutions to the biggest technical impediments facing the commercial aviation industry today. More information on my work is provided under the 'Research Interests' section below.

I have a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Cranfield University, an MS in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology (where I was Fulbright scholar), and a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pretoria. I also have several years of experience in industry, working in aerodynamics and flight control.

Research interests

Although highly interdisciplinary, my research is unified under three themes:

  • Conceptual aerospace vehicle design
  • Development, analysis, and optimisation of airframe and propulsion systems (in particular thermal management systems)
  • Technical and economic assessment of novel aerospace technologies at vehicle level.

The overarching goal is to significantly advance and accelerate the development of sustainable aerospace solutions. I employ both deterministic and non‑deterministic design methods, as well as physics‑based muti-domain systems modelling techniques. A unique characteristic of my work is the development of methods to aid aircraft manufacturers in identifying aircraft designs that would be ‘evolvable’ far beyond the initial entry-into-service date. The platform applications of my research cover traditional civil transport aircraft, as well as electric and hydrogen-powered aircraft.

Publications

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Number of items: 19.

2023

El Fassi, S., Chen, X., Riaz, A., Guenov, M. D., van Heerden, A. S.J. and Jimeno Altelarrea, S. (2023) Managing assumption-driven design change via margin allocation and trade-offs. Journal of Engineering Design, (doi: 10.1080/09544828.2023.2259741) (Early Online Publication)

van Heerden, A. S. J. , Ippedico, S., Rajendran, D. J., Anselmi-Palma, E., Roumeliotis, I., Pachidis, V., Sharpe, R. and Howarth, N. (2023) Performance Analysis of an Engine-Mounted Compression System for Aircraft Environmental Control. In: ASME Turbo Expo 2023: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 26-30 Jun 2023, ISBN 9780791886939 (doi: 10.1115/GT2023-100761)

2022

van Heerden, A. S.J. , Sasi, S., Ghelani, R., Sanders, D. and Roumeliotis, I. (2022) A Scalable Hydrogen Propulsion System for Civil Transport Aircraft. In: 33rd Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2022), Stockholm, Sweden, 04-09 Sep 2022, 0703.

Carpentier, T., Zhang, J., Van Heerden, A. S.J. and Roumeliotis, I. (2022) Performance and Economic Assessment of Mechanically Integrated Parallel Hybrid Aircraft. In: ASME Turbo Expo 2022: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 13-17 Jun 2022, GT2022-81939. ISBN 9780791886014 (doi: 10.1115/GT2022-81939)

Fu, J., van Heerden, A. S. J. , Judt, D. and Lawson, C. (2022) A generic mission-level flight control surface EMA power consumption simulation tool. Aerospace, 9(6), 290. (doi: 10.3390/aerospace9060290)

van Heerden, A.S.J. , Judt, D.M., Jafari, S., Lawson, C.P., Nikolaidis, T. and Bosak, D. (2022) Aircraft thermal management: practices, technology, system architectures, future challenges, and opportunities. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 128, 100767. (doi: 10.1016/j.paerosci.2021.100767)

2021

Jafari, S., Nikolaidis, T., van Heerden, A. S.J. , Lawson, C. P. and Bosak, D. (2021) Physics-Based Thermal Model for Power Gearboxes in Geared Turbofan Engines. In: ASME Turbo Expo 2020: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, 21-25 Sep 2020, GT2020-14637. ISBN 9780791884058 (doi: 10.1115/GT2020-14637)

Judt, D., Lawson, C. and van Heerden, A. S.J. (2021) Rapid design of aircraft fuel quantity indication systems via multi-objective evolutionary algorithms. Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, 28(2), pp. 141-158. (doi: 10.3233/ICA-200646)

2020

Guenov, M. D., Riaz, A., Bile, Y. H., Molina-Cristobal, A. and van Heerden, A. S.J. (2020) Computational framework for interactive architecting of complex systems. Systems Engineering, 23(3), pp. 350-365. (doi: 10.1002/sys.21531)

Molina-Cristobal, A. , Chen, X., Guenov, M. D., Riaz, A. and van Heerden, A. S.J. (2020) Interactive uncertainty allocation and tradeoff for early stage design of complex systems. AIAA Journal, 58(3), pp. 1356-1368. (doi: 10.2514/1.J058442)

van Heerden, A. S. J. , Judt, D. M., Lawson, C. P., Jafari, S. and Nikolaidis, T. (2020) Framework for Integrated Dynamic Thermal Simulation of Future Civil Transport Aircraft. In: AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, Orlando, FL, USA, 6-10 Jan 2020, ISBN 9781624105951 (doi: 10.2514/6.2020-1942)

2019

van Heerden, A. S.J. , Guenov, M. D. and Molina-Cristobal, A. (2019) Evolvability and design reuse in civil jet transport aircraft. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 108, pp. 121-155. (doi: 10.1016/j.paerosci.2019.01.006)

van Heerden, A. S. J. , Judt, D., Lawson, C. P. and Bosak, D. (2019) Effects of More Electric Systems on Fuel Tank Thermal Behaviour. In: MEA 2019 More Electric Aircraft, Toulouse, France, 06-07 Feb 2019,

2018

van Heerden, A. S. J. , Guenov, M. D., Molina-Cristóbal, A., Riaz, A. and Bile, Y. (2018) Combined Airframe and Subsystems Evolvability Exploration During Conceptual Design. In: 31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2018), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 09-14 Sep 2018, pp. 9-14. ISBN 9783932182884

Guenov, M. D., Chen, X., Molina-Cristobal, A. , Riaz, A., van Heerden, A. S. J. and Padulo, M. (2018) Margin allocation and tradeoff in complex systems design and optimization. AIAA Journal, 56(7), pp. 2887-2902. (doi: 10.2514/1.J056357)

Molina-Cristóbal, A., Chen, X., Guenov, M. D., Riaz, A. and van Heerden, A. S. J. (2018) Interactive Uncertainty Allocation and Trade-off at Early-stage Aircraft Computational Design. In: 2018 AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference, Kissimmee, Florida, USA, 8-12 Jan 2018, ISBN 9781624105296 (doi: 10.2514/6.2018-2170)

2016

van Heerden, A. S. J. , Guenov, M. D., Molina-Cristóbal, A. and Riaz, A. (2016) Enhancing the Exploration of Aircraft Changeability During Conceptual Design. In: 30th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2016), Daejeon, South Korea, 25-30 Sep 2016, pp. 25-30. ISBN 9783932182853

Guenov, M.D., Molina-Cristóbal, A., Voloshin, V., Riaz, A., van Heerden, A. S. J. , Sharma, S., Cuiller, C. and Giese, T. (2016) Aircraft Systems Architecting - a Functional-Logical Domain Perspective. In: 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Washington, DC, USA, 13-17 Jun 2016, ISBN 9781624104404 (doi: 10.2514/6.2016-3143)

2011

van Heerden, A. S. J. , Lidbetter, R., Liebenberg, L., Mathews, E. H. and Meyer, J. P. (2011) Development of a motion platform for an educational flight simulator. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 39(4), pp. 306-322. (doi: 10.7227/IJMEE.39.4.4)

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Number of items: 19.

Articles

El Fassi, S., Chen, X., Riaz, A., Guenov, M. D., van Heerden, A. S.J. and Jimeno Altelarrea, S. (2023) Managing assumption-driven design change via margin allocation and trade-offs. Journal of Engineering Design, (doi: 10.1080/09544828.2023.2259741) (Early Online Publication)

Fu, J., van Heerden, A. S. J. , Judt, D. and Lawson, C. (2022) A generic mission-level flight control surface EMA power consumption simulation tool. Aerospace, 9(6), 290. (doi: 10.3390/aerospace9060290)

van Heerden, A.S.J. , Judt, D.M., Jafari, S., Lawson, C.P., Nikolaidis, T. and Bosak, D. (2022) Aircraft thermal management: practices, technology, system architectures, future challenges, and opportunities. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 128, 100767. (doi: 10.1016/j.paerosci.2021.100767)

Judt, D., Lawson, C. and van Heerden, A. S.J. (2021) Rapid design of aircraft fuel quantity indication systems via multi-objective evolutionary algorithms. Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, 28(2), pp. 141-158. (doi: 10.3233/ICA-200646)

Guenov, M. D., Riaz, A., Bile, Y. H., Molina-Cristobal, A. and van Heerden, A. S.J. (2020) Computational framework for interactive architecting of complex systems. Systems Engineering, 23(3), pp. 350-365. (doi: 10.1002/sys.21531)

Molina-Cristobal, A. , Chen, X., Guenov, M. D., Riaz, A. and van Heerden, A. S.J. (2020) Interactive uncertainty allocation and tradeoff for early stage design of complex systems. AIAA Journal, 58(3), pp. 1356-1368. (doi: 10.2514/1.J058442)

van Heerden, A. S.J. , Guenov, M. D. and Molina-Cristobal, A. (2019) Evolvability and design reuse in civil jet transport aircraft. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 108, pp. 121-155. (doi: 10.1016/j.paerosci.2019.01.006)

Guenov, M. D., Chen, X., Molina-Cristobal, A. , Riaz, A., van Heerden, A. S. J. and Padulo, M. (2018) Margin allocation and tradeoff in complex systems design and optimization. AIAA Journal, 56(7), pp. 2887-2902. (doi: 10.2514/1.J056357)

van Heerden, A. S. J. , Lidbetter, R., Liebenberg, L., Mathews, E. H. and Meyer, J. P. (2011) Development of a motion platform for an educational flight simulator. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 39(4), pp. 306-322. (doi: 10.7227/IJMEE.39.4.4)

Conference Proceedings

van Heerden, A. S. J. , Ippedico, S., Rajendran, D. J., Anselmi-Palma, E., Roumeliotis, I., Pachidis, V., Sharpe, R. and Howarth, N. (2023) Performance Analysis of an Engine-Mounted Compression System for Aircraft Environmental Control. In: ASME Turbo Expo 2023: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 26-30 Jun 2023, ISBN 9780791886939 (doi: 10.1115/GT2023-100761)

van Heerden, A. S.J. , Sasi, S., Ghelani, R., Sanders, D. and Roumeliotis, I. (2022) A Scalable Hydrogen Propulsion System for Civil Transport Aircraft. In: 33rd Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2022), Stockholm, Sweden, 04-09 Sep 2022, 0703.

Carpentier, T., Zhang, J., Van Heerden, A. S.J. and Roumeliotis, I. (2022) Performance and Economic Assessment of Mechanically Integrated Parallel Hybrid Aircraft. In: ASME Turbo Expo 2022: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 13-17 Jun 2022, GT2022-81939. ISBN 9780791886014 (doi: 10.1115/GT2022-81939)

Jafari, S., Nikolaidis, T., van Heerden, A. S.J. , Lawson, C. P. and Bosak, D. (2021) Physics-Based Thermal Model for Power Gearboxes in Geared Turbofan Engines. In: ASME Turbo Expo 2020: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, 21-25 Sep 2020, GT2020-14637. ISBN 9780791884058 (doi: 10.1115/GT2020-14637)

van Heerden, A. S. J. , Judt, D. M., Lawson, C. P., Jafari, S. and Nikolaidis, T. (2020) Framework for Integrated Dynamic Thermal Simulation of Future Civil Transport Aircraft. In: AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, Orlando, FL, USA, 6-10 Jan 2020, ISBN 9781624105951 (doi: 10.2514/6.2020-1942)

van Heerden, A. S. J. , Judt, D., Lawson, C. P. and Bosak, D. (2019) Effects of More Electric Systems on Fuel Tank Thermal Behaviour. In: MEA 2019 More Electric Aircraft, Toulouse, France, 06-07 Feb 2019,

van Heerden, A. S. J. , Guenov, M. D., Molina-Cristóbal, A., Riaz, A. and Bile, Y. (2018) Combined Airframe and Subsystems Evolvability Exploration During Conceptual Design. In: 31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2018), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 09-14 Sep 2018, pp. 9-14. ISBN 9783932182884

Molina-Cristóbal, A., Chen, X., Guenov, M. D., Riaz, A. and van Heerden, A. S. J. (2018) Interactive Uncertainty Allocation and Trade-off at Early-stage Aircraft Computational Design. In: 2018 AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference, Kissimmee, Florida, USA, 8-12 Jan 2018, ISBN 9781624105296 (doi: 10.2514/6.2018-2170)

van Heerden, A. S. J. , Guenov, M. D., Molina-Cristóbal, A. and Riaz, A. (2016) Enhancing the Exploration of Aircraft Changeability During Conceptual Design. In: 30th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2016), Daejeon, South Korea, 25-30 Sep 2016, pp. 25-30. ISBN 9783932182853

Guenov, M.D., Molina-Cristóbal, A., Voloshin, V., Riaz, A., van Heerden, A. S. J. , Sharma, S., Cuiller, C. and Giese, T. (2016) Aircraft Systems Architecting - a Functional-Logical Domain Perspective. In: 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Washington, DC, USA, 13-17 Jun 2016, ISBN 9781624104404 (doi: 10.2514/6.2016-3143)

This list was generated on Thu Apr 18 16:31:31 2024 BST.

Additional information

I am a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (MRAeS) and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).