9–11 July 2018
Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Courses and Workshops


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Enabling Technologies and Analysis Methods for More-, Hybrid-, and All-Electric Aircraft

8 July 2018
0800-1700 hrs

This short course is designed for engineers in the aerospace industry who would like to learn more about the electrical technologies that enable More-Electric and Hybrid-Electric Aircraft. Studies show that significant reduction in the mission fuel burn can be obtained with electric/hybrid-electric propulsion on commercial transport aircraft without compromising payload, range, or cruise speed. The course will introduce the fundamental concepts and trade-offs involved in the design of the electrical systems for such airplanes. More Details

Propulsion of Flapping-wing Micro Air Vehicles (FMAVs)

7-8 July 2018
0800-1700 hrs

This course focuses on the energy and power system of flapping-wing micro air vehicles (FMAVs). The principle, structure, and modeling of the FMAV propulsion system, which is inspired by the flight mechanisms of natural flying creatures, will be introduced, and the latest theoretical and experimental research results of the propulsion of FMAVs will be discussed. More Details

Emerging Concepts in High Speed Air-Breathing Propulsion

7-8 July 2018
0800-1700 hrs  

High speed air-breathing propulsion is becoming more prevalent. The standard approaches involve turbojets, scramjets, and turbine-based combined cycle systems. Emerging cycles include the Japanese ATREX engine (Air Turbo Ramjet Engine with eXpander cycle) and the air-breathing rocket engine, which rely on pre-cooling the air with heat exchangers. Additional emerging cycles include pressure gain cycles (Pulse Detonation Engines and Rotating Detonation Engines), Mass Injection Pre-Combustion Cooling (MIPCC), Oxy-Boost which injects oxygen during the cycle, and turbo-ramjets in which the air bypasses the turbojet at high speeds and the afterburner is treated as a ramjet. This course is designed to explore these cycles and bring an understanding of how to apply them and what performance advantages they might have. More Details

AIAA Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange (CASE) Workshop

7-8 July 2018
0800-1700 hrs  

Are you thinking in systems? Find out about this fascinating topic in an interactive workshop that covers systems thinking for addressing complexity in the development of modern aerospace systems. Applying a systems approach provides insight into the unexpected ways a system will behave due to complexity. Learn how to deal with scale, interdependencies, and interconnectedness in large systems. Using multiple points-of-view in design gives practicing engineers and leaders a more comprehensive perspective for understanding and manipulating system properties. More Details

4th AIAA Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshop (PAW04)

7-8 July 2018
0800-1700 hrs  

Organized by the AIAA Inlets, Nozzles & Propulsion Systems Integration Technical Committee

The focus of the workshop will be on assessing the accuracy of CFD in obtaining air breathing system performance and flow structure to include nozzle forces, plume surveys, subsonic inlet recovery and distortion, and high-speed inlet performance. More Details


Please contact Jason Cole if you questions about courses and workshops at AIAA forums.

Dates to Remember

  • Manuscript Deadline: 13 Jun 2018
  • Early Mem Reg Deadline: 18 Jun 2018
  • Cancellation Deadline: 25 Jun 2018

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