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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Continuing Education and Workshops

    Continuing Education and Workshops

    1st AIAA Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop (AePW-1)

    Saturday and Sunday, 21-22 April 2012

    The purpose of the AePW series is twofold:

    1. To provide a forum for code-to-code comparisons in order to assess the current state of the art in computational aeroelasticity (CAe) methods.
    2. to stimulate upgrades for existing codes and the development of new codes.

    The intent is for the workshops to proceed in a building-block manner, increasing the complexity of both the aeroelastic phenomena of interest and the model geometry as we progress in the evaluation of our computational aeroelastic tools.

    The first workshop will focus on the prediction of unsteady aerodynamic pressures due to forced modal oscillations. Comparative computational studies will be performed on the three configurations that have been selected to serve as test cases:

    1. the NASA Rectangular Supercritical Wing (RSW)
    2. the NASA Benchmark Supercritical Wing (BSCW)
    3. the RWTH Aachen University / DFG High Reynolds Number Aero-Structural Dynamics (HIRENASD) model.

    The RSW and BSCW configurations are “rigid,” geometrically-simple, rectangular planforms with supercritical airfoils. Testing of these configurations involved static and/or forced motion boundary conditions with attached, fully-separated, and transiently-separated flows at transonic conditions. Use of the HIRENASD configuration will extend the unsteady aerodynamic prediction to weakly coupled aeroelastic test cases involving a more complex transport-type wing geometry.

    Specific details of these models, the flow phenomena of interest, and the test cases selected for analysis can be found at the AePW website:

    Please note that there are no mandatory test cases / configurations established for participation in the workshop; everyone is welcome. Intended outcomes of this workshop are to (1) identify errors and uncertainties in current CAe methods, (2) identify gaps in existing aeroelastic databases, and (3) provide a roadmap for the CAe path forward.

    Please join us and attend the initial workshop to help kick off the Aeroelastic Prediction series of computational studies.

    Registration: $200 (early-bird), $250 (standard), $300 (on-site). Deadline for submittal of computational results: 20 March 2012