This event includes the following conferences:
The 54th Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (SDM) is sponsored by AIAA, ASME, ASCE, AHS, and ASC. This established annual conference is a widely acknowledged event that provides a unique forum dedicated to the latest developments in the collective disciplines of structures, structural dynamics, materials, design engineering, and survivability. This year’s presentations will address integration of fundamentals of materials development to structural design to enable accelerated materials technology transition to efficient and innovative flight-worthy aircraft and spacecraft structures.
The Adaptive Structures Conference is the premier conference focused on the advancement of adaptive structures technology and its application to aerospace systems. This conference brings together basic and applied researchers from diverse disciplines in academia, government, and industry; as such, the range of relevant topics is quite broad.
The need for Non-Deterministic Approaches (NDA) to manage uncertainty is well recognized within the aerospace industry. These approaches, which include both probabilistic and nonprobabilistic methods, provide treatment of high consequence of failure events associated with the development and operation of aerospace systems. The NDA conference is dedicated to the development and dissemination of nondeterministic perspectives, methods, and applications.
The conference theme is emerging structural dynamics technologies that will enable development of the next generation of aerospace vehicle systems including Micro Air Vehicles (including flapping wing approaches), Unmanned Air Vehicles, Rotorcraft and Tilt-Rotors, Composite Business Jets and Transports, Military Aircraft, Quiet Supersonic Aircraft, Hypersonic Vehicles, Commercial Launch Vehicles, Space Exploration Vehicles, Ultralight (thin-membrane or sandwich) Structures, Turbomachinery, and Next Generation Large-Scale Off-Shore Wind Turbines..
An emerging class of large-scale, lightweight structures is enabling a paradigm shift in design, launch, and operation of spaceflight systems. Spacecraft with structural characteristics optimized for operation in space and for the ability to collapse into small packages for launch yield order-of-magnitude reductions in mass, launch volume, and lifecycle cost, as compared to large spaceflight systems. The objective of the Gossamer Systems Forum is to provide an opportunity to discuss recent research findings and newly proposed concepts emerging from this technology.
Multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) focuses on optimizing the performance and reducing the costs of complex systems that involve multiple interacting disciplines, such as those found in aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, industrial manufacturing equipment, and various consumer products, and also on the development of related methodologies. MDO is a broad area that encompasses design synthesis, sensitivity analysis, approximation concepts, optimization methods and strategies, artificial intelligence, and rule-based design—all in the context of integrated design dealing with multiple disciplines and interacting subsystems or systems of systems.