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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Outline

     Aeroelasticity: State-of-the-Art Practices

    Course Outline:

    I. Background
    A. History
    B. Definitions

    II. Descriptions of Aeroelasticity
    A. Fixed Wing Vehicles
    B. Rotorcraft
    C. Highly Flexible Configurations

    III. Theoretical Modeling and Analysis
    A. Computational Structural Dynamics
    B. Computational Fluid Dynamics and Unsteady Aerodynamics
    C. Control of Aeroelastic Systems
    D. Aeroelastic Solutions

    IV. Experiment Methodologies
    A. Ground Vibration Tests of Aerospace Structures
    B. Wind Tunnel Tests
    C. Flight Tests
    D. Flutter Identification -- on-line algorithms
    E. Test Hardware and Software
    F. Measurement and Excitation Approaches

    V. Special Topics in Aeroelasticity
    A. Control of Aeroelastic Behavior -- Aeroservoelasticity
    B. Nonlinear Aeroelastic Behavior of Very Flexible Aircraft
    C. Nonlinear Control
    D. Reduced Order Models -- Structures and Aerodynamics
    E. Robustness analysis and uncertainty modeling
    F. Aeroelastic Scaling Issues