Camli Badrya

Camli Badrya

Position Title
Assistant Professor

  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
2097 Bainer Hall
Computational and experimental aerodynamics, rotary wing, fixed wing, aircraft design, unsteady flow, turbulent modeling, flow control and modeling

Dr. Camli Badrya earned her B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the Technion in Israel, M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA (UMD). During her graduate studies in Maryland, her research focus was on principles of unsteady flow, bio-inspired flight, and large gust response at low Reynolds numbers. She also gained a broad background in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), helicopter aerodynamics, and aircraft design. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue her graduate studies in Aerospace Engineering at UMD in 2011. And in 2015, she was recognized with the Amelia Earhart Fellowship Award.

Before joining UC Davis, she worked at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics at Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany. She led a research group of “Flow Physics of Laminar Wing and Fuselage", whose objectives include conducting fundamental research on passive and active laminar flow control on the wing and fuselage of transport aircraft, developing low-drag wing design and optimization tools, and performing wind tunnel experiments to understand flow physics of boundary layer with wall suction.

Dr. Camli Badrya leads the Davis Applied Aerodynamic Lab (DAAL). DAAL aims to advance multi-disciplinary innovations through fundamental and applied research that make aviation and space systems more efficient, ecological, and energy-sustainable to serve our ever-developing needs as humans.

  • Barklage, A., Römer, U., Bertram, A., Bekemeyer, P., Himisch, J., Radespiel, R., and Badrya, C., Analysis and Uncertainty Quantification of a Hybrid Laminar Flow Control System, AIAA Journal 2022 60:10, 5735-5749. DOI:10.2514/1.J061745
  • Prasannakumar, A., Wolff, J., Radespiel, R., Boermans, L., Huhne, C., and Badrya, C., Design and Power Calculation of HLFC Suction System for a Subsonic Short-Range Aircraft, CEAS Aeronaut J 13, 1003–1026 (2022). DOI:10.1007/s13272-022-00614-1
  • Badrya, C., Jones, A. R., and Baeder, J. D., Unsteady Aerodynamic Response of a Flat-Plate Encountering Large-Amplitude Sharp-Edged Gust, AIAA Journal 2022 60:3, 1549-1564. DOI: 10.2514/1.J060683
  • Mosca, V., Karpuk, S., Sudhi, A., Badrya, C., and Elham, A., Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of a Fully Electric Regional Aircraft Wing with Active Flow Control Technology, The Aeronautical Journal 2022, 126(1298), 730-754. doi:10.1017/aer.2021.101
  • Sudhi, A., Elham, A., and Badrya, C., Coupled Boundary-Layer Suction and Airfoil Shape Optimization for Hybrid Laminar Flow Control, AIAA Journal 2021 59:12, 5158-5173. DOI: 10.2514/1.J060480
  • Badrya, C., Biler., H., Jones, A. R., and Baeder J. D., Effect of Gust Width on Flat-Plate Response in Large Transverse Gust, AIAA Journal 2021 59:1, 49-64. DOI:10.2514/1.J059678
  • Badrya, C., Govindarajan, B., Medina, A., Yang, S. J., and Chopra, I., Unsteady Aerodynamic Characteristics of Pitching Flat Plates at Low Reynolds Numbers, Journal of Aircraft 2021 58:4, 917-934. DOI:10.2514/1.C036028
  • Catlett, M. R., Anderson J. M, Badrya, C., and Baeder, J. D., Unsteady response of airfoils due to small-scale pitching motion with considerations for foil thickness and wake motion. Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol.94, 2020. DOI:10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2020.102889
  • Badrya, C., Harrington, A., Govindarajan, B, Baeder, J. D., and Kroningers, M. C., Computational and Experimental Investigation of a Flapping Wing MAV in Hover, Journal of Aircraft 2019 56:4, 1610-1625. DOI: 10.2514/1.C035239
  • Badrya, C., Baeder J. D., and Jones, A. R., Application of Prescribed Velocity Methods to a Large-Amplitude Flat-Plate Gust Encounters, AIAA Journal 2019 57:8, 3261-3273 DOI: 10.2514/1.J057978
  • Biler, H., Badrya, C., and Jones, A. R., Experimental and Computational Investigation of Transverse Gust Encounters, AIAA Journal 2019 57:11, 4608-4622. DOI: 10.2514/1.J057646
  • Badrya, C., Sridharan, A., Baeder, J. D., and Kroninger, C. M., Multi-Fidelity Coupled Trim Analysis of a Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicle Flight, Journal of Aircraft 2017 54:5, 1614-1630. DOI: 10.2514/1.C034236