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

Special Sessions

Expanded Technical Content for 2018: Technical paper sessions plus other special educational sessions will now be a part of the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition. These sessions will include tutorials, panels, discussion groups, and more!  


  • Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
  • Introduction to the Use of NASA Chemical Equilibrium Applications (CEA)
  • Scramjet School
  • State of the Art of Hybrid Rocket Technology
  • Introduction to Propulsion Simulation Using NPSS and OTAC
  • Performance Assessment of Hybrid Electric Systems
  • Threshold Testing: Using the Neyer and Other Methods
  • Standard for Explosive Devices Used in Launch Vehicles, Spacecraft and Missiles
  • Pressure Gain Combustion 
  • State of the Art Aerospace Power Systems


  • Vehicle Propulsion Overview
  • European Service Module - Propulsion System Development
  • European Service Module - Power System Development
  • Deep Space Gateway
  • Boundary Layer Ingestion Testing
  • Testing with Additive Manufacturing Components
  • Liquid Propulsion History
  • Small Launch Vehicle Propulsion Development
  • Space Launch System (SLS)
  • Reusability of Rockets
  • Hydrocarbon Boost
  • Green Propellants – Liquid and Hybrid
  • Rolling Recap Aircraft Electric Propulsion Topics

    Discussion Groups

    • Rocket Propulsion Testing
    • Combustion Stability

    Dates to Remember

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

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