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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Continuing Education and Workshops

    Courses and Workshops

    Stay at the top of your game with AIAA's continuing education offerings. You will leave with invaluable improvements and solutions that you can put to immediate use. Course registration includes full conference participation.

    2nd AIAA Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshop

    31 July – 1 August 2014

    The focus of the workshop will be on assessing the accuracy of CFD in obtaining multi-stream air breathing jet performance and flow structure to include nozzle force, vector and moment; nozzle thrust (Cv) and discharge (Cd) coefficients; and surface pressure prediction accuracy. Experimental data are available for each test case but the CFD studies will be performed as a blind trial and compared with the experimental data during the workshop.

    Models will be provided for multiple cases featuring isolated inlets, isolated nozzles, and nozzles with a ground plane. A statistical framework will be used to assess the CFD results.

    Example grids will be provided (coarse, medium, fine) for unstructured and structured solvers. However, geometry will also be provided for this interested in developing their own meshes. Participants may run one or more cases, on one or more grids.
    The workshop provides an impartial forum will be utilized to present the findings, discussion of results exchange ideas and evaluate the effectiveness of existing computer codes and modeling techniques.


    2nd AIAA Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshop requires a separate registration. Includes workshop participation only. Forum registration not included.  

    Hybrid Rocket Propulsion

    31 July – 1 August 2014

    This short-course is aimed at bringing together professionals with mutual interest in chemical combustion and propulsion, including modern techniques for measuring hybrid rocket performance, flame and flow field modeling, testing, and stability analysis. The purpose is to present and discuss fundamental theory alongside research findings with emphasis on unsolved problems, open questions, and benchmark tests. The course will provide a platform for learning and exchanging hybrid rocket experiences in the hope of stimulating further interactions and future collaborations. 

    Missile Propulsion Design, Technologies, and System Engineering

    31 July – 1 August 2014

    This course is oriented toward the needs of missile engineers, system engineers, system analysts, marketing personnel, program managers, university professors, and others working in the area of missile propulsion systems and missile propulsion technology development. Attendees will gain an understanding of missile propulsion design, missile propulsion technologies, launch platform integration, missile propulsion system measures of merit, and missile propulsion system development process.

    The Application of Green Propulsion for Future Space

    31 July – 1 August 2014

    This two-day course, taught by a team of international experts, will focus on the movement to green propulsion for a range of spacecraft applications. Topics include a brief history of hypergols; what is considered green and what is driving the green propulsion movement; figures of merit and lessons learned in the development of green propellants; flight experience and applications for the various classes of satellites; and challenges for current and future green thrusters and systems.