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    Call For Papers (PDF)

     

     This Call for Papers is organized consistent with the legacy events that now comprise the AVIATION 2014 Forum. Click on one of the 5 main topics below to go directly to the technical discipline area of interest to you. For abstract submission requirements and instructions, click here.


    New Conference Update: ITAR Compliant Sessions Added to the AIAA AVIATION 2014 Technical Program.  Click here for more details.

     

    Dates to Remember

    Abstract Submission Open: 1 October 2013
    Abstract Submission Close: 14 November 2013
    Author Notification Letters Sent: 25 February 2014
    Manuscript Open: 1 April 2014
    Manuscript Deadline: 27 May 2014

     


      


    Environmental Impact of Aerospace Systems

     

    Legacy Conferences:
    20th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference
    AIAA/3AF Aircraft Noise and Emissions Reduction Symposium 

     

    Topic Areas:

     

    • Aircraft Vehicle Noise  
    • Computational Aeroacoustics 
    • Coupling of aircraft-airspace design for aviation environmental solutions 
    • Environmental Policy 
    • Future air traffic markets and and strategies to improve economy and the environment 
    • Generation, propagation, and control of sound and vibration
    • Jet Noise 
    • Noise and greenhouse gas emissions: interrelationships, modeling and design considerations 
    • Propulsion/Engine noise 
    • Quantification of fleet-level environmental effects in future operational concepts 
    • Sustainable, Environmental Design
    • Aeroacoustics Student Paper Competition

     

    Measuring, Testing, and Validation of Aerospace Systems

    Legacy Conferences:
    30th Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference
    AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference
    AIAA Flight Testing Conference
    AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference

     

    Topic Areas:

     

    • Advances in Ground Test Facilities 
    • Aerodynamic Measurement Technology 
    • Aerodynamic Prediction Methods 
    • Aeroservoelastic (ASE) Control, Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization 
    • Aircraft Flight Dynamics, Handling Qualities, and Performance 
    • Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Student Paper Competition 
    • Ground Test Facilities 
    • Ground Test Facility Operations 
    • Flight Test and System Identification 
    • Flight Test Operations 
    • Flight Test Facilities 
    • Launch Vehicle, Missile, and Projectile Flight Dynamics 
    • M&S Tools and Technologies 
    • M&S Vehicle Dynamics, Systems, and Environments 
    • M&S Flight Simulator Technologies 
    • M&S of Uninhabited Aircraft Systems (UAS) 
    • M&S Applications 
    • Planetary Entry and Aeroassist Technology 
    • Small/Mini/Micro Aerial Vehicles 
    • Uncertainty Quantification of Ground Test Instrumentation

     

    Aerodynamic, Fluids, and Thermal Sciences

    Legacy Conferences:
    32nd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference
    7th AIAA Flow Control Conference
    44th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference
    45th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
    11th AIAA/ASME Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference
    7th Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Conference
    **22nd Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference to be held in 2015

     

    Topic Areas:

     

    • Advanced Heat Exchanger Design Concepts and Materials 
    • Aerodynamics applications (circulation, vortex, transition, separation and wake control, bio-inspired techniques) 
    • Aerodynamic Design: Analysis, Methodologies, and Optimization Techniques 
    • Aerodynamic Testing: Flight, Wind-Tunnel and Numerical Correlations 
    • Aerothermodynamics and Thermal Protection Systems 
    • Airfoil/Wing/Configuration Aerodynamics and Innovative Aerodynamic Concepts and Designs 
    • APA Special Sessions: 2nd High-Lift Prediction Workshop; NATO STO Task Group AVT-201; and Sonic Boom 
    • Combustion, Fire and Propulsion Heat Transfer 
    • Computational and experimental contributions that illuminate theoretical aspects of fluid mechanics 
    • Control of canonical flows (boundary layers, free-shear layers, jet-noise, mixing, combustion) 
    • Control in practical systems (inlets, turbomachinery, airframe integration, vehicle design cycle, vehicle acoustics) 
    • Cryogenics and Extreme Conditions 
    • Energy-Water Nexus in Troposphere, Stratosphere and Outer Space 
    • Environmentally Friendly and Efficient Aerodynamics and Enabling Technology 
    • Fluid dynamics of combustion and reactive flows 
    • Fluid dynamics of fluid-structure interaction and multiphase, non-reacting flows 
    • Fluid dynamics of micro- and nano-scale flows 
    • Fluid-Optics and Laser Diagnostics 
    • Flow Control (Active and Passive): Computational and Experimental Results 
    • Fundamental fluid dynamics of laminar, transitional, and turbulent flows across all speed regimes 
    • Heat Transfer Enhancement and Energy Harvesting 
    • Heat Transfer in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation 
    • High Angle of Attack, High Lift and VSTOL/STOL Aerodynamics 
    • Highly Energetic Plasma Systems 
    • Low Speed-Low Reynolds Number, Transonic, Supersonic and Hypersonic Aerodynamics 
    • Mini-, Micro-, Nano- and Multi-Scale Heat Transfer 
    • Multiphase, Droplets, Jets, Sprays, Heat Pipes and Thermosyphons 
    • Multiphysics and cross-disciplinary fluid dynamics 
    • New methods/applications of feedback control (theory, models, implementation, system architecture) 
    • Novel sensors and actuators 
    • Plasma Actuation and Lasers for Control and Processing 
    • Plasma and Laser Physics 
    • Plasmadynamics and Laser Best Student Paper Award 
    • Reentry and Space Plasma 
    • Shear flows across the speed regimes 
    • Stability, Transition and Turbulence across the speed regimes 
    • Theoretical, Analytical and Computational Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection, Radiation, and Phase Change 
    • Theoretical developments in aerothermodynamics, reacting flows and combustion 
    • Theoretical fluid mechanics and aerodynamics across the speed regimes
    • Thermal Management, Thermal Control and Heat Pipes 
    • Transport Properties and Thermophysical Properties 
    • Vortical/Vortex Flow, Unsteady/Propeller/Rotorcraft/Wind Turbine Aerodynamics 
    • Weapons Aerodynamics: Missile/Projectile/Guided-Munitions, Carriage and Store Separation

     

    Design and Optimization of Aerospace Vehicles

    Legacy Conferences:
    6th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference
    14th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference
    AIAA Balloon Systems Conference
    20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference
    21st AIAA Lighter-Than-Air Systems Technology Conference
    15th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference

    Topic Areas:

     

    • Advanced launch vehicle and hypersonic atmospheric flight vehicle concepts 
    • Aerospace Engineering Computer Aided Enterprise Systems 
    • Aircraft Icing 
    • Atmospheric Dynamics 
    • Atmospheric Hazards to Aviation 
    • Balloon Systems Modeling and Simulation 
    • Balloon Systems Materials and Manufacturing 
    • Balloon Systems Flight Operations 
    • Balloon Systems Applications 
    • Commercial space tourism concepts
    • Conceptual Design Case Studies 
    • Current and Planned LTA Projects, Systems, Initiatives, and Technologies 
    • Design Education 
    • Design Methods, Processes, and Tools 
    • Emerging Methods in MAO 
    • General Aviation 
    • High temperature materials, hot structures, and thermal protection systems 
    • Innovative Aircraft Concepts 
    • Innovative Concepts and Technologies 
    • Knowledge Based Engineering 
    • LTA Flight Operations and Ground Handling 
    • LTA Analytical Studies and Modeling and Simulation 
    • LTA Systems Engineering and Optimization 
    • LTA Manufacturing and Material Considerations and Method 
    • MAO Applications 
    • Metamodeling and Approximation Methods 
    • Near Space/High Altitude Opportunities 
    • Observing and Simulating the Atmospheric Environment 
    • Rocket, ramjet, scramjet and other advanced propulsion systems 
    • Shape and Topology Optimization 
    • Subsystems and Technology Integration 
    • Systems Engineering and Analysis 
    • Thermal management techniques 
    • Uncertainty Quantification and Non-Deterministic Methods 
    • Use of Atmospheric Information in the National Airspace System 
    • V/STOL Design

     

    Aerospace Systems, Operations and Life Cycle

    Legacy Conference:
    14th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference 

     

    Topic Areas:

    • ADS-B applications 
    • Air Traffic Management Systems 
    • Air System Integration 
    • Aircraft Design for Interchangeability (Special Purpose Aircraft) 
    • Aircraft Life Cycle 
    • Aircraft life cycle cost benefit analysis 
    • Airline operations 
    • Commercial Aviation Economics and Design 
    • Economics and Value Engineering 
    • En route operations 
    • Facilitation of Systems and Value-Based Thinking and Design 
    • Manufacturing 
    • Product Support Training and Education 
    • Safety and Certification 
    • Support of Aviation Technology (Legacy, Current and Future) 
    • Support of Aircraft Life-Cycle (Cradle to Grave) 
    • System Integration Issues (No Fault Found (NFF) Reduction Methodologies) 
    • Terminal and surface operations 
    • UAS integration and operations 
    • Value-Driven Design Applications and Case Studies 
    • Value-Driven Design Methods
     

    Aeroacoustics Student Paper Competition

    Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Student Paper Competition

    Plasmadynamics and Lasers Student Paper Competition

    Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Student Paper Competition

     


     

     


    Detailed Paper Submission Information

    Environmental Impact of Aerospace Systems

    20th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference

    Papers are solicited that address all aspects of the generation, propagation, and control of vehicle noise, as well as the effect of noise on structures and individuals. The program’s technical content will include theoretical, numerical, and experimental contributions that describe original research resultsand/or innovative design concepts. In addition, in-depth reviews and timely surveys will be considered. Topics for the conference are listed below. Studies in other related areas, particularly the application of aerospace noise suppression technologies in other industries and papers pertaining to non-aerospace research with potential application to the aerospace industry, are also encouraged. Topics areas of specific interest include, but are not limited to:

     

    • Propulsion/Engine noise
      • Propeller, rotor craft and VSTOL noise
      • Turbomachinery and core noise
      • Integrated effects and flight acoustics
      • Duct acoustics  
       
    • Aircraft vehicle noise 
      • Airframe/high lift noise
      • Interior noise
      • Loads/sonic fatigue
      • Sonic boom
      • Community noise metrics    
       
    • Generation, propagation, and control of sound and vibration
      • General Acoustics
      • Active noise control
      • Advanced testing techniques
      • Acoustics/fluid dynamics phenomena    
       
    • Jet Noise
      • modeling noise production mechanisms; 
      • near-field noise; 
      • shock noise;
      • suppression methods for both subsonic and supersonic jet noise. 
      • noise diagnostics techniques, 
      • effects of jet heating 
      • launch vehicle noise    
       
    • Computational Aeroacoustics
      • numerical techniques for aeroacoustic applications: 
      • boundary conditions for aeroacoustic applications
      • sound generation by turbulence, unsteady flows, or moving boundaries 
      • propagation, transmission, and scattering of sound through non-uniform flows
          
    For inquiries about the Aeroacoustics topic areas, please direct questions to Stewart Glegg. Back to Top >


    AIAA/3AF Aircraft Noise and Emissions Reduction Symposium

    • Coupling of Aircraft-Airspace Design for Aviation Environmental Solutions 
    • Environmental Policy 
    • Future Air Traffic Markets and Strategies to Improve Economy and the Environment 
    • Noise and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Interrelationships, Modeling and Design Considerations 
    • Propulsion/Engine Noise 
    • Quantification of Fleet-level Environmental Effects in Future Operational Concepts 
    • Sustainable, Environmental Design 
     
    For more information on Aircraft Noise and Emissions Reduction topics, please direct questions to J-P ClarkeBack to Top >

     

    Measuring, Testing, and Validation of Aerospace Systems

    30th Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference

     

    The Ground Testing Technical Committee (GTTC) solicits abstracts of proposed papers for AVIATION 2014. We encourage submission of paper abstracts for research related to all aspects of the science, technology, and application of ground testing and aerodynamic measurements, from basic research, to measurements for understanding complex flows, to facility development, to system test and evaluation, to sustainment and advancement of capabilities. The following are general areas where papers are sought: 1) measurement and testing technology research and development; 2) advances in ground test capability; 3) operations and policy; and 4) ground test facilities infrastructure sustainment. Papers that address the interface between measurement and testing, such as the transfer of advanced diagnostics from research laboratories to test facilities and the lessons learned, are encouraged. A more detailed description of these four general areas of interest is:

    Measurement and testing technology research and development in support of ground testing:
    • Advances in non-intrusive methods of flow property and chemistry measurements
    • Advances in surface measurement techniques for boundary layer transition, skin friction, heat transfer, and surface temperature and pressure
    • Development and application of MEMS-based measurement technology
    • Miniaturization of aerodynamic probes
    • Development of techniques for acquiring multiple flow properties
    • Improvements in uncertainty analysis for advanced diagnostic techniques
    • Development of new experimental methods
    • Presentation of work in progress and/or completed work directed to new techniques
    • Transition from laboratory to test facility

    Advances in ground test capability:
    • Development of new and/or improved facilities and associated systems
    • Advances in measurement techniques and calibration methodology
    • Improvements in flow quality
    • Projecting of requirements
    • Innovations in experiment design and post-test analysis
    • Development of automation sciences applications
    • Integration of modeling and simulation
    • Improvements in ground test support and integration
    • Developments in test facility and data networking

    Operations and policy:
    • Personnel and their skills
    • Organization, economic considerations, metrics
    • Transition process to new measurement techniques
    • Working relationships and alliances, industry/government/academia interface
    • Test process improvement, standardization
    • Safety and environmental compliance issues
    • Communications and data transfer, information security
    • Agency policies

    Ground test facilities infrastructure sustainment:
    • Integrated operations and maintenance
    • Consolidation of existing ground test facilities
    • Best practices in maintenance and capability sustainment
    • Prioritization and work selection process with limited budgets
    • Strategic investment planning.

    A series of plenary lectures and special sessions, sponsored by the Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Test Technical Committees, will focus on the uncertainty quantification of advanced instrumentation in large ground test facilities. Wind tunnels, propulsion testing, and other ground test facilities have new capabilities that did not exist only a decade ago. To a significant degree, this is attributable to the transition of cutting-edge diagnostics from laboratory demonstration to large-scale facilities. However, the uncertainty of the resulting data is difficult to establish in a large, expensive test facility, and often it cannot be directly extrapolated based on small-scale lab results. 
     
    Contributed papers are sought discussing the additional challenges of large-scale implementation, determination of error sources, establishment of realistic best practices, and quantification of uncertainty based on limited test data. As advanced diagnostics provide previously unattainable information and enhance the efficiency of testing, are new error sources arising? Are known error sources behaving differently? How are these uncertainties influencing the utility of the test results? Comparisons of measurements at lab scales versus large facilities are welcome, as are case studies of transitioning instrumentation to ground test facilities. Comparison of ground-test data to flight test or predictive modeling is sought as well, as it relates to the evaluation of measurement accuracy and sensor validation. Ultimately, we seek contributions that address means of uncertainty quantification of non-traditional instrumentation in ground test facilities. Submissions for other measurement and testing topics are welcome as well.

    For more information, please visit the GTTC website. For inquiries about the AMT and GTC topic areas, please direct questions to Thomas Wayman Back to Top >


      

    AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference

    Papers are solicited that present new theoretical, computational, or experimental results in atmospheric flight mechanics. Topics of interest include recent simulation and flight test evaluation of a variety of vehicle configurations, including fleet aircraft, X-vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and missiles.Papers covering advanced technologies to meet challenging atmospheric flight problems during ascent/abort and reentry flight phases of launch vehicles are also welcome. Interesting and novel flight mechanics problems or lessons learned during the development and testing of these vehicles wouldbe of particular interest as well. Authors must submit a draft manuscript for consideration; abstracts alone will not be accepted. Specific areas of relevancy include, but are not limited to, the following: 

     

    • Aerodynamic Prediction Methods
    • Aircraft Flight Dynamics, Handling Qualities, and Performance
    • Flight Test and System Identification
    • Launch Vehicle, Missile, and Projectile Flight Dynamics
    • Small/Mini/Micro Aerial Vehicles
    • Planetary Entry and Aeroassist Technology
    • Aeroservoelastic (ASE) Control, Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization 

     

    For inquiries about the Atmospheric Flight Mechanics topic areas, please direct questions to Ashok GopalarathnamBack to Top >

     

     

    AIAA Flight Testing Conference

    Potential topic areas may include, but not limited to:

     

    • Flight Test Operations
    • Flight Test Facilities
     

    For inquiries about the Flight Testing topic areas, please direct questions to Thane Lundberg. Back to Top >

     

    AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference

    The simulation of atmospheric and space flight conditions in ground-based simulators and special-purpose aircraft for the purpose of aircrew training, or for design, development, and evaluation of aerospace vehicles, systems, and subsystems. 

    • M&S Tools and Technologies
    • M&S Vehicle Dynamics, Systems, and Environments 
    • M&S Flight Simulator Technologies 
    • M&S of Uninhabited Aircraft Systems (UAS)
    • M&S Applications
     
    For more information of Modeling and Simulation Technologies topics, please contact Randal AllenBack to Top >

    Aerodynamic, Fluids, and Thermal Sciences

    32nd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference

    The Applied Aerodynamics Technical Committee is soliciting papers on topics related to aerodynamic design, vehicle aerodynamics, and aerodynamic phenomena. Additionally the committee will sponsor two invited sessions, one on best practices for CFD validation and the other on characterization of the physical environments related to the Space Launch System. More detailed information regarding these invited sessions and our special sessions can be found on the Applied Aerodynamics TC Website at: https://info.aiaa.org/tac/ASG/APATC/default.aspx Authors submitting abstracts related to icing and roughness effects on aerodynamics are kindly directed to the aircraft icing topic found under the 6th Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference. 

     

     
    • Aerodynamic Design: Analysis, Methodologies, and Optimization Techniques
    • Aerodynamic Testing: Flight, Wind-Tunnel and Numerical Correlations
    • Airfoil/Wing/Configuration Aerodynamics and Innovative Aerodynamic Concepts and Designs
    • Environmentally Friendly and Efficient Aerodynamics and Enabling Technology
    • Flow Control (Active and Passive): Computational and Experimental Results
    • High Angle of Attack, High Lift and VSTOL/STOL Aerodynamics
    • Low Speed-Low Reynolds Number, Transonic, Supersonic and Hypersonic Aerodynamics
    • Vortical/Vortex Flow, Unsteady/Propeller/Rotorcraft/Wind Turbine Aerodynamics
    • Weapons Aerodynamics: Missile/Projectile/Guided-Munitions, Carriage and Store Separation
    • Other Topics in Applied Aerodynamics
    • APA Special Sessions: 2nd High-Lift Prediction Workshop; NATO STO Task Group AVT-201; and Sonic Boom
     

     

    For more information on Applied Aerodynamics topics, please contact Brian McGrath.
     

     

     

    7th AIAA Flow Control Conference

     

    This biennial conference is the central forum for all aspects of fluid control technology while emphasizing the multidisciplinary interaction among a diverse range of research disciplines with a common basis in fluid dynamics. Papers are being solicited over a very broad area from fundamental studies to actual, closed-loop flow control applications in vehicle systems, and across all flow regimes. Theoretical, numerical, and experimental approaches, especially combinational approaches demonstrating methods and tools to model or predict capability are highly encouraged. Of special interest is the development of actuation, sensing, and closed-loop control technologies to optimize some aspect of system performance. In addition to the contributed papers, invited speakers will present reviews and assessments of recent progress in the field. The organizing committee welcomes and invites suggestions for special topical sessions and invited speakers. Download the Flow Control Call For Papers supplemental information (PDF)

     

     

     
    • Control of canonical flows (boundary layers, free-shear layers, jet-noise, mixing, combustion) 
    • Aerodynamics applications (circulation, vortex, transition, separation and wake control, bio-inspired techniques)
    • Control in practical systems (inlets, turbomachinery, airframe integration, vehicle design cycle, vehicle acoustics)
    • Novel sensors and actuators
    • New methods/applications of feedback control (theory, models, implementation, system architecture)
     
     
     

    For more information about Flow Control topics, please contact Noel Clemens. Back to Top >

     

     

     

     

     

    44th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference

    The fluid dynamics conference represents the areas of experimental, theoretical, and computational fluid dynamics relevant to aerospace applications, from basic research and development, to applied research, and to advanced technology development. Papers presenting new insights into flow physics, introducing innovative applications, addressing emerging technical areas, or combining experimental, theoretical, and/or computational approaches are strongly encouraged. Authors who have recognized expertise in a particular area and are interested in writing a comprehensive review are encouraged to contact the track chair. Download the Fluid Dynamics Call For Papers supplemental information (PDF)

     

     
    • Fundamental fluid dynamics of laminar, transitional, and turbulent flows across all speed regimes
    • Fluid dynamics of combustion and reactive flows
    • Multiphysics and cross-disciplinary fluid dynamics
    • Fluid dynamics of fluid-structure interaction and multiphase, non-reacting flows
    • Fluid dynamics of micro- and nano-scale flows
     
     
    For more information on Fluid Dynamics topics, please contact Daniel BodonyBack to Top >

     

     

     

     

    45th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference

     Papers are solicited describing applied and/or basic research and development in the areas of plasmadynamics and lasers. Contributions from experimental, computational and theoretical work are welcomed, with special consideration given to works combining contemporary theoretical/computational analyses with experimental verification/validation. Papers reporting milestone R&D and/or engineering achievements related to the application of plasma and laser technologies in aerospace systems are strongly encouraged. Authors interested in writing a comprehensive review of the current state of the art and/or historical perspectives are also desired. Also encouraged are papers concerning dual-use technologies, which address non-aerospace issues of major public concern, such as energy, environment, and medicine. The PDL conference has a "Best Student Paper Award" for papers whose principle author is a student and is delivered by that student. [Please identify the principal author as a student (graduate or undergraduate student) at the time the abstract is submitted.] Suggestions for invited papers and joint sessions are also welcome. Comprehensive abstracts of several pages that state the purpose and scope of the work, methods used, and relevant contributions including figures and preliminary results are recommended for accurate evaluation. Potential topic areas include, but are not limited to:

     

     

     

     
    • Plasma and Laser Physics
      • including topic such as experimental/theoretical/computational plasmas, MHD, high-power lasers (gasdynamic, electric discharge, FEL, etc.), combustion plasmas, weakly-ionized gases, other topics. 
       
    • Plasma actuation and Lasers for Control and Processing
      • including flow control, materials processing, exhaust gas treatment, plasma and laser enhanced combustion, hazardous materials disposal, etc.
       
    • Reentry and Space Plasmas
      • including spacecraft-plasma interactions, space physics, electric propulsion, MHD propulsion, high power thruster concepts, beamed energy propulsion, space laser applications, radio blackout, etc.
       
    • Highly Energetic Plasma Systems
      • including the physics, engineering, and application of high-power gas discharge and plasma generation devices, arc-heater technology, explosively generated plasma applications, compact pulse power, and high temperature systems and environments, etc.
       
    • Fluid-Optics and Laser Diagnostics
      • including development and utilization of laser-based diagnostics, flow field characterization methods, plasma diagnostics, aero-optics, etc.
       
     

     

     

     

     
    For more information on Plasmadynamics and Lasers topics, please contact Mike White. For more information about the Best Student Paper Award, please contact Mark RennieBack to Top >
     

     

     

     

     

    11th AIAA/ASME Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference

     

    The ASME Heat Transfer Division solicits abstracts of proposed papers on topics in heat transfer and thermal engineering that include but not limited to all aspects of thermal energy and energy efficiency, heat transfer, as well as related practical applications. Contributions based on analytical, numerical and/or experimental studies including visualization are very welcomed. Scientific and technical contributions are emphasized, rather than status reports on work in progress.

     

     

     
    •  Aerothermodynamics and Thermal Protection Systems
    • Cryogenics and Extreme Conditions
    • Thermal Management, Thermal Control and Heat Pipes
    • Mini-, Micro-, Nano- and Multi-Scale Heat Transfer
    • Combustion, Fire and Propulsion Heat Transfer
    • Energy-Water Nexus in Troposphere, Stratosphere and Outer Space
    • Heat Transfer Enhancement and Energy Harvesting
    • Transport Properties and Thermophysical Properties
    • Multiphase, Droplets, Jets, Sprays, Heat Pipes and Thermosyphons
    • Advanced Heat Exchanger Design Concepts and Materials
    • Heat Transfer in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation
    • Theoretical, Analytical and Computational Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection, Radiation, and Phase Change
     

     

     For more information about Thermophysics and Heat Transfer topics, please contact William WoodBack to Top >


     

    7th Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Conference

    The Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee is soliciting contributions that describe innovative analysis methods as well as their applications leading to new insights into fundamental flow physics. Papers that use computational or experimental methods in conjunction with analytical methods in order to address important theoretical issues are also strongly encouraged. In addition, investigations that explore the use of theoretical modeling of flow problems in the aerospace and mechanical engineering industries and/or interdisciplinary applications involving aeroacoustics, flow control, combustion, aerothermodynamics, and micro/nano-fluid mechanics are welcome. In addition to the contributed papers, invited speakers will present reviews and assessments of recent progress associated with theoretical fluid dynamics. The organizing committee welcomes and invites suggestions for special topical sessions and invited speakers. Download the Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Call For Papers supplemental information (PDF)

     

     
    •  Theoretical fluid mechanics and aerodynamics across the speed regimes
    • Computational and experimental contributions that illuminate theoretical aspects of fluid mechanics
    • Stability, Transition and Turbulence across the speed regimes
    • Shear flows across the speed regimes
    • Theoretical developments in aerothermodynamics, reacting flows and combustion
     
     
    For more information about Theoretical Fluid Dynamics topics, please contact Rodney BowersoxBack to Top >

     

     

    Design and Optimization of Aerospace Vehicles

     

    6th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference 

     

    Papers are sought that provide the aerospace (aviation, rockets, launch vehicles, and spacecraft) community with scientific and technical information concerning interactions between aerospace systems and the atmospheric environment. In addition, new or refined information improving the basic understanding of the atmosphere or their applications to aviation and aerospace vehicle design and operations issues is solicited.

     

     

     
    • Aircraft Icing
    • Atmospheric Hazards to Aviation
    • Observing and Simulating the Atmospheric Environment
    • Atmospheric Dynamics
    • Use of Atmospheric Information in the National Airspace System
     

     

     

    Download the Atmospheric and Space Environments supplemental information. For more information about Atmospheric and Space Environments topics, please contact Paul TsaoBack to Top >

     


     

    14th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference

     

     

     

     

    Aircraft Design Technical Committee together with General Aviation Technical Committee and V/STOL Aircraft Systems Technical Committee

     

    High quality technical papers are sought about a range of current and relevant aircraft design topics, including design methodologies, tools, processes, and novel approaches to address unique aspects of aircraft design problems. Additionally, papers addressing specific design considerations in areas of subsystems and technology integration, environmental impacts, manufacturing, life-cycle, economics, and safety are welcome. Applications to aircraft of all types are welcome including subsonic through hypersonic, micro air vehicles to jumbo jets, and manned or unmanned aircraft.

     

    Topics:

     
    • Sustainable, environmental design
    • Conceptual Design Case Studies
    • Innovative Aircraft Concepts
    • Design Methods, Processes, and Tools
    • Subsystems and Technology Integration
    • Innovative Concepts and Technologies
    • V/STOL Design
    • General Aviation
     
     
    For more information about ATIO topics, please contact Joe ButterfieldBack to Top >


    Design Engineering Technical Committee together with Aircraft Design Technical Committee and Systems Engineering Technical Committee

    Papers are solicited on design engineering, design process and design education in the aerospace industry, as well as industries employing similar design techniques. Design-oriented papers should focus on innovative, novel, or otherwise distinctive designs or concepts resulting in or leading toward products that effectively satisfy requirements or demonstrate design efficiency improvements. Design process-oriented papers should focus on process definition, analysis, architecture, and metrics, as applied to aerospace hardware products from the exploratory design phase through the detailed design phase. Papers on advances in model based design processes and related activities are especially encouraged. Education-oriented papers are solicited that emphasize design in curriculum development, class content and student activities. Computer Aided Enterprise Systems papers are solicited that emphasize the emerging technology of crowdsourcing using cloud computing to determine how it might be customized and scaled up for use in the global commercial aerospace industry. Crowdsourcing is a process that involves outsourcing tasks to a distributed group.

     

    Topics:

    • Systems Engineering and Analysis
    • Design Education
    • Aerospace Engineering Computer Aided Enterprise Systems 
    • Knowledge Based Engineering

    For more information about ATIO topics, please contact Joe ButterfieldBack to Top >

     

     

    AIAA Balloon Systems Conference

    The AIAA Balloon Systems Conference provides a forum for the world's leading experts, scientists, and engineers in free flight balloon systems technologies to present recent advances in the field. Technical papers are being solicited in all areas consistent with the stated purpose of the conference and that touch on any aspect of ballooning. Papers on design analysis, projects, programs, systems, software, operations, materials, and other related topics are encouraged. Topics may range from basic research and development to applied and advanced technologies.  

     

    • Balloon Systems Modeling and Simulation
    • Balloon Systems Materials and Manufacturing
    • Balloon Systems Flight Operations
    • Balloon Systems Applications
    • Near Space/High Altitude Opportunities

     

    For more information about Balloon Systems topics, please contact Michael Fortenberry.  Back to Top >

     

     

    20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference

    Potential topic areas include, but not limited to:

     

    • Advanced launch vehicle and hypersonic atmospheric flight vehicle concepts
    • Rocket, ramjet, scramjet and other advanced propulsion systems
    • Thermal management techniques
    • Commercial space tourism concepts
    • High temperature materials, hot structures, and thermal protection systems
     

    For more information about International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies topics, please contact Adam Siebenhaar Back to Top >

     

     

    21st AIAA Lighter-Than-Air Systems Technology Conference

    Interest in the potential of lighter-than-air (LTA) systems to meet modern requirements continues to grow as fuel prices and the cost of conventional aircraft transportation infrastructures increase. An added incentive to airship and aerostat development comes from the worldwide concern over the negative environmental effects of jet aircraft on the global climate. LTA systems have become the subject of renewed interest due to their unique qualities of low energy (propulsion) needs and significant static lift which holds potential for commercial as well as ISR missions. New hybrid LTA systems which incorporate a substantial degree of dynamic lift also offer great promise for providing additional air transportation services, and access to remote regions. At the same time, major advances are being made in the development of key enabling technologies essential to the creation and operation of long endurance, unmanned LTA systems. These interests, advances, and more will be explored by industry experts at the 20th AIAA Lighter-Than-Air Systems Technology Conference. The conference is seeking papers that best reflect the latest advances in LTA designs, systems development, and operations.  

     

    • Current and Planned LTA Projects, Systems, Initiatives, and Technologies
    • LTA Flight Operations and Ground Handling
    • LTA Analytical Studies and Modeling and Simulation
    • LTA Systems Engineering and Optimization
    • LTA Manufacturing and Material Considerations and Method

     For more information about Lighter-Than-Air Systems Technology topics, please contact Brandon BuergeBack to Top >

     

     

    15th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference

    Potential topic areas include, but are not limited to:

     

    • MAO Applications
    • Emerging methods in MAO
    • Uncertainty Quantification and non deterministic design methods
    • Metamodeling and Approximation methods
    • Shape and topology optimization

     

    For more information about Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization topics, please contact Eliot Winer.  Back to Top >

     

    Aerospace Systems, Operations and Life Cycle

    14th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference

     

    Air Transportation Technical Committee together with Aircraft Operations Technical Committee

    High quality papers are sought that discuss tools, methods, and ideas that foster safe and efficient aircraft operations throughout the airspace system and across the broad spectrum of appropriate government agencies. This includes development of improved air transportation systems and the impact of aerospace technology on the air transportation system.

    Topics:
    • Air Traffic Management Systems
    • Air System Integration
    • Safety and Certification
    • Terminal and surface operations
    • En route operations
    • Airline operations
    • UAS integration and operations
    • ADS-B applications

    For more information about ATIO topics, please contact Joe ButterfieldBack to Top >


    Economics Technical Committee together with Systems Engineering Technical Committee and Value Driven Design Program Committee

    As the use of air transport increases, driven by also by new markets and demand patterns as well as technological advances and environmental constraints, the cost and economics of aviation remain a formidable multidisciplinary challenge. In addition, many well recognized historical issues in aviation economics and systems engineering still remain a serious challenge. The following topics advocate the analyses of data from past/current cases in order to develop understanding and knowledge. This can then lead to the development of validated methods, models and simulations to clarify the best value and key economic insights for decision makers at an individual or systemic level. The goal of the aviation economics and systems engineering community is to develop and apply capabilities related to the topics below in order to facilitate cost-effective robust sustainable current and future aviation systems.

    Topics:
    • Value-Driven Design Applications and Case Studies
    • Commercial Aviation Economics and Design
    • Facilitation of Systems and Value-Based Thinking and Design
    • Value-Driven Design Methods
    • Aircraft Life Cycle
     
    For more information about ATIO topics, please contact Joe ButterfieldBack to Top >


    Product Support Technical Committee together with Aircraft Design Technical Committee

    Paper topics of interest include Aircraft Design for Interchangeability (Special Purpose Aircraft), related qualification challenges, conversions for the demonstrations of new technologies, introduction and adaptation of autonomy (possibly to read across to UAV), clashes analysis and installation of cabin and cargo systems in a digital mock up. Papers that address System Integration Issues such as No Fault Found (NFF) reduction methodologies/strategies, proprietary data transfer concerns, determining economic impact are welcomed. Papers that address Support of Aviation Technology (Legacy, Current and Future), product support challenges for legacy designs, impact of new technologies on maintenance and dispatch reliability, reliability of highly integrated avionics , reliability and maintainability improvements in aircraft operations, risk mitigation of new technology such as composites, all avionics, etc. are being requested. Papers regarding the Support of Aircraft Life-Cycle (Cradle-to-Grave), diagnostics & prognostics analysis, cost benefit analysis, configuration management and its role in the overall product life cycle and continuous airworthiness, how to best estimate the life cycle of an aerospace product, reduction in costs using common qualification and test standards, simulation and modeling approaches, LRU (stock) planning, logistics, management of the spares pipeline, support to Airlines/Operators with scientific means of improved performances, operations performance, increased reliability, quick change modifications, higher utilization, and so on are desired. Papers on Product Support Training and Education, methodologies for keeping trouble-shooting skills alive (the A&P equivalent of pilots forgetting the fundamentals of flying; the threat of automation), fault-reporting standardization and so on will be acceptable topics for Product Support enthusiasts in the Aviation Industry.

    Topics:
    • Aircraft Design for Interchangeability (Special Purpose Aircraft)
    • System Integration Issues (No Fault Found (NFF) Reduction Methodologies)
    • Support of Aviation Technology (Legacy, Current and Future)
    • Support of Aircraft Life-Cycle (Cradle to Grave)
    • Product Support Training and Education
     
    For more information about ATIO topics, please contact Joe ButterfieldBack to Top >
    Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit papers for consideration in the Aeroacoustics Student Paper Competition. Student papers should report on thesis work conducted by students in collaboration with faculty advisers. The student submitting a paper for consideration must be the primary author, and must have been a student at the time of the preceding AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference held in Berlin, Germany in May 2013. Papers submitted by students must be presented by the primary author at the conference. The student author of the best paper will receive a certificate during the conference. The best student paper award will be selected on the basis of the technical quality of the paper, including its presentation. Papers not received by the student paper submission deadline or not presented by the student at the conference will not be considered for the award.
     
    Please submit to the appropriate topic and be sure to select “Student Paper Submission” as the presentation type. In addition, at the time you submit your extended abstract, send an e-mail to the Organizing Committee (sglegg@fau.edu and RJA@isvr.soton.ac.uk) stating that you want your paper to be considered for the student award.  It is the authors’ responsibility to contact the Organizing Committee to make sure that the paper is entered in the competition.  Authors participating in the Student Award competition must also send a copy of their manuscript to the Education Subcommittee Chair (Tony.Pilon@lmco.com) no later than 7 May 2014.  Authors must send a manuscript prior to this deadline to be considered in the competition.  Please use “STUDENT PAPER MANUSCRIPT” as the subject line of your e-mail.  Back to Top >

     

    Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Student Paper Competition

    The AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Technical Committee, with the support of Calspan Corporation (www.calspan.com), is sponsoring a Best Student Paper Competition at the 2014 AIAA AVIATION Conference. Entrants will be judged by Technical Committee members, and the winner will receive a certificate and $500 award. To be eligible for this award, the student must be the primary author of the paper, and the work must have been performed while the author was a student. Students will present their papers in the relevant conference technical sessions with judges in attendance. The scoring for the award will be equally based on written paper content and oral presentation. The written paper will be judged on: 1) relevance of the topic to atmospheric flight mechanics; 2) organization and clarity; 3) appreciation of the technical issues and sources of errors; and 4) meaningful conclusions of the research. The oral presentation will be judged for overall clarity, including: 1) background and problem definition statement; 2) explanation of technical approach; and 3) explanation of research results.

    For inquiries regarding the Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Student Paper Competition, please contact Michael GrantBack to Top >

     

    Plasmadynamics and Lasers Student Paper Award

    The Plasmadynamics and Lasers (PDL) conference has a "Best Student Paper Award" for papers whose principle author is a student. The participant must be a full-time student in good academic standing at his or her university/institution at the time of the abstract submission. Non-students, such as the student's advisor(s) etc., can be included as co-authors as long as the paper represents the work of the student and is presented by that student at the conference. The student should submit his or her paper normally to one of the 5 PDL sub-topic areas that best represents their work: Plasma and laser physics, Plasma actuation and lasers for control and processing, Reentry and space plasmas, Highly energetic plasma systems, Fluid-optics and laser diagnostics. To ensure full consideration, it is strongly recommended that an indication be made at the very beginning of the extended abstract to the effect that "this work is eligible for consideration in the PDL best student paper competition." Do not submit the abstract more than once. Please direct all inquiries to the PDL Student Paper Award chair, Prof. Mark Rennie.  Back to Top >

     

    Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Student Paper Competition

    Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit papers in the technical topics listed in this call for papers.  Co-authored papers are welcome. However, the first author must be a student, and the conference presentation should be made by a student author. The student must have played a key role in the research and writing of the paper, and must be a registered student at the time the final paper is submitted. When submitting an abstract for the Student Paper Competition, authors must choose a “Presentation Type” from the drop-down menu on the abstract submission website and click on “Student Paper Competition”. The deadline for the student paper abstracts is the same as the conference abstract deadline and the student paper abstracts will be reviewed in the same way as the usual conference abstracts. The full papers of the Student Paper Competition are to be submitted by 25 Apr 2014. They will be judged by two expert reviewers and finalists will be selected. The judging criteria are: 1) the originality of work; 2) the paper’s potential importance to the field; and 3) its clarity. The finalists will be notified by 26 May 2014 and will be invited to prepare a poster. The award decision will be based on the poster presentation held during the conference. For more information, contact Dr. H. Alicia Kim.  Back to Top >