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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Paper Submission

    Paper Submission Information

    Important Dates to Remember:

    Website Open for Abstract Submission
    18 July 2011
    Abstract Deadline
    17 November 2011
    Author Notification
    1 February 2012
    Final Manuscript Deadline
    11 June 2012



    Potential subject areas include, but are not limited to:

    • Laminar instability and transition to turbulence
    • General stability, including local, global, and transient growth analysis
    • Theoretical techniques and analyses in fluid dynamics
    • Turbulent jets, mixing layers, boundary layers
    • Turbulence modeling, analysis, simulation and experimentation
    • Hypersonics (flight test, experimentation and computation)
    • Shock-wave/boundary layer interaction
    • Structured and unstructured CFD algorithm development, methodology and validation
    • CFD applications, including case studies, modeling, optimization and uncertainty quantification
    • Fluid structure interaction, including adaptive systems and morphing
    • Internal aerodynamics, including rotating machinery, combustion systems, inlets, and nozzles
    • Wind energy aerodynamics
    • Vortex dominated flows
    • Unsteady fluid dynamics
    • Multidisciplinary fluid dynamics
    • Innovative and unconventional applications of fluid mechanics
    • Multi-phase and chemically reacting flows
    • Nonequilibrium gas dynamics
    • Biologically-inspired flight mechanisms and propulsion
    • Biological and physiological fluid dynamics
    • Studies integrating experimental, theoretical, and/or computational approaches
    • Experimental methods and innovative measurement technologies
    • Aero-optics
    • Micro/Nanofluidics and MEMS devices
    • History of fluid mechanics, aeronautics, and astronautics
    • Educational initiatives
    Fluid Dynamics Technical Program Chair
    Darren L. Hitt


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    43rd AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference


    Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Plasma and Laser Physics
    • Space Plasma Physics and Applications
    • Laser Devices and Systems
    • Highly energetic Plasma Systems
    • Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)
    • Plasma and Laser Propulsion
    • Plasma Materials Processing and Environmental Applications
    • Advanced Diagnostics
    • Weakly Ionized Plasma Physics and Aerospace Applications
    • Fluid-Optics Interactions
    • Fusion energy Science

    Plasmadynamics and Lasers Technical Program Chair
    Mark Rennie

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    43rd AIAA Thermophysics Conference
    Areas of specific interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Ablation
    • Aerothermodynamics
    • Aircraft and spacecraft thermal management
    • Computational heat transfer
    • Cryogenics and cryogenic systems
    • Direct simulation Monte Carlo methods
    • Electronic and microelectronic thermal management
    • Heat exchangers
    • Heat pipes
    • Heat transfer: conduction, convection, phase change, and radiation
    • Heat transfer and cooling in turbomachinery
    • High-speed flows
    • Historical perspectives in thermophysics research
    • Hypersonic and low density facilities
    • Microgravity effects on thermal management systems
    • Microgravity testing for aerospace applications
    • Missile thermal management
    • Molecular dynamics simulations
    • Multiphase flows
    • Nonequilibrium flows
    • Nonequilibrium radiation
    • Nonintrusive diagnostics
    • Particle-laden flow modeling and measurement
    • Plumes and combustion
    • Power systems
    • Propulsion
    • Radiation analyses and surface properties
    • Rarified flows
    • Space environmental effects
    • Spacecraft contamination
    • Surface catalysis
    • Test facility diagnostics and instrumentation
    • Thermal challenges in lunar or planetary exploration
    • Thermal contact conductance
    • Thermal control
    • Thermal protection systems
    • Thermophysical properties
    • Turbulent flow and heat transfer
    • Others (please specify)

    Emerging Topics:
    • Continuum methods for transition to rarefied flows
    • Entropy generation minimization and the Second Law
    • Integrated and multidisciplinary modeling and simulation
    • MEMS and nanotechnologies
    • Metamaterials
    • Micro-scale heat transfer and micro-fluidics
    • Wireless thermal measurements

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    30th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference
    The Applied Aerodynamics Technical Committee is soliciting papers on topics related to aerodynamic design, vehicle aerodynamics, and aerodynamic phenomena to include, but not limited to:

    • Unsteady aerodynamics
    • Vortical/vortex flow
    • High angle-of-attack and high lift aerodynamics
    • Tumbling body and debris aerodynamics
    • Transonic and supersonic aerodynamics
    • Recent hypersonic vehicle and aerodynamic advances
    • Sonic boom mitigation
    • Low speed, low Reynolds number aerodynamics
    • Bio-inspired aerodynamics
    • Unmanned aerial vehicle designs/tests
    • Solar powered aircraft
    • Airfoil/wing/configuration aerodynamics
    • Weapons carriage and store separation
    • Innovative aerodynamic concepts and designs
    • Aerodynamic and multidisciplinary design methodologies
    • Optimization methods in applied aerodynamics
    • Wind tunnel and flight testing aerodynamics
    • Ground-to-flight scaling methodology and wind tunnel correlations
    • Active and passive flow control
    • Missile/projectile/guided-munition aerodynamics
    • Aerodynamic-structural dynamics interaction
    • Applied CFD with correlation to experimental data
    • Propeller/rotorcraft/wind turbine aerodynamics
    • VSTOL/STOL aerodynamics
    • Icing or roughness effects on vehicle aerodynamics
    • Environmentally friendly and efficient aerodynamics and enabling technology
    • Special Session: Unsteady Aerodynamics at Low Reynolds Number
    • Special Session: CFD High Lift
    • Prediction Workshop follow-on
    • Other topics in applied aerodynamics

    Applied Aerodynamics Technical Program Chairs
    Steven L. Morris, Engineering Systems Inc. (ESI)
    Brian E. McGrath, Johns Hopkins University
    Kenrick Waith, Gulfstream Aerospace


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    28th AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology, Ground testing and Flight Testing Conference including the Aerospace T&E Days Forum
    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 as follows:

    Measurement and Testing Technology Research and Development:

    • 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 pressureƒ
    • 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


    In keeping with the multidisciplinary nature of this call for papers, there will be several sessions held in conjunction with the other collocated conferences(e.g., Fluid Dynamics, Flow Control, and Plasmadynamics and Lasers). For these sessions, papers are sought in any areas where the conferences have overlapping interests, but the following areas are ofparticular interest:

    Fluid Dynamics:

    • The use of large data sets from modern measurement techniques to provide greater insight into the dynamics of fluid motion
    • Survey papers describing aspects of experimental techniques important to the CFD communityƒ
    • Survey papers describing aspects of computational methods important to experimentalists assessing and utilizing CFD results


    Flow Control:

    • The use of instrumentation, alone or coupled with flow-field estimation models, for developing feedback flow control methodologies
    • The development of novel sensors to meet the sensing requirements of the estimation models for specific flow control applications
    • The novel use of sensors in flow control systems


    Plasmadynamics and Lasers:

    • The development or application of instrumentation in support of studies of plasma methods for enhancement of ignition and flame holding in high speedflow
    • The development of electric discharge gas dynamic lasers


    Thermophysics and Heat Transfer:

    • The use of non-intrusive and advanced measurement techniques for studying heat transfer to and response of heat shields, materials, and structures in ground test and flight


    Flight Testing Topics

    The following list of topics is intended to provide ideas for papers and is not meant to limit papers to specifically mentioned topics. Papers should identify experience gained, opportunities, and future requirements for the test and evaluation community. Papers should present technical lessons learned from recent test programs and recommend new methods, strategies, and capabilities for the test and evaluation community. Public Release Authority for papers should be pursued early.

    Improved Test Methods:

    • Application of statistical quality control and modern design of experiments in test and evaluation
    • Correlation of analysis, ground, and flight test results
    • Application of net-centric capabilities in enhancing test effectiveness
    • Test process improvements
    • Early T&E involvement in test requirements and development
    • Analysis automation
    • Test technique improvements
    • Effective operational testing of large footprint weapons (i.e., supersonic JDAM, JASSM, Small Diameter Bomb, etc.) in range constrained environments
    • Applying lessons learned from contemporary programs

    Test Programs and Requirements(Commercial, Military, and Civil):

    • Requirements creep (historical view of plans and actual test programs)
    • Future systems and associated test requirements
    • Effective derivation and traceability processes
    • DT&E/OT&E in an operational environment
    • Qualification testing for tier II and III suppliers
    • Lessons learned from recent programs
    • A historical look at past programs that have made significant contributions


    Systems engineering:

    • Test through a system life-cycle approach (cradle to grave)
    • Processes designed to reduce acquisition or system development risk and cost
    • Integrated system testing for satellite systems


    Test Infrastructure, Workforce and Capabilities:

    • Effect of acquisition reform on test capabilities and infrastructure
    • Effect of foreign test capabilities on the viability of U.S. infrastructure
    • Maintaining technical excellence of the T&E workforce
    • Feedback on capabilities
    • Emerging test capabilities
    • Space test range
    • Telemetry and data relay
    • Roadmap process


    Emerging T&E Technologies and Techniques:

    • Industry solutions
    • Military solutions
    • Academic solutions
    • Transformational use of space systems in T&E
    • Network architectures applicable to T&E


    Network-Centric Operations/Warfare(NCO/W):

    • Application of modern design of experiments and statistical analysis of NCO/W architectures, networks, and systems
    • Test and evaluation of “plug and play” systems into a network
    • Distributed live, virtual, constructive testing in a networked architecture
    • Testing for information assurance in a net-centric environment


    Emerging Space T&E Technologies and Techniques:

    • Transformational use of space systems in T&E
    • T&E methods and technologies for operationally responsive space systems


    Test Design for Operational T&E:

    • Application of design of experiments techniques
    • Testing across the entire operational environment
    • Test design for space systems


    Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Technical Program Chair
    Paul M. Danehy, NASA Langley Research Center

    Ground Testing Technical Program Chair
    Amber Favaregh, ViGYAN, Inc.

    Flight Testing Technical Program Chairs
    Thomas R. Yechout, U.S. Air Force Academy
    Ralph Grimit, Raytheon Company


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    6th AIAA Flow Control Conference
    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Circulation control
    • Separation and wake control
    • Shear layer and mixing control
    • Boundary layer control
    • Laminar, transitional and turbulent flow tailoring and vortex control
    • Jet flow and noise control
    • Combustion flow control
    • Inlet, fan, compressor, and turbine flow control
    • Bio-inspired flow control
    • High-speed flow control
    • Impact of flow control in vehicle design cycle
    • Interaction between flow control and vehicle acoustics
    • Closed-loop investigations of flow control
    • Flow control system architectures, theory, and models
    • Flow control modeling including simulations of flow control
    • Measurement techniques for flow control
    • Best practices for flow control reporting
    • Novel sensors and systems for feedback flow control
    • Novel actuators for flow and noise control
    • Actuator-induced flow physics
    • MEMS-based flow control and actuation
    • Coupled fluid/structure interactions for flow control actuators
    • Smart materials/structures applications for flow control
    • Multi-disciplinary actuator design and fabrication
    • Flow control testing facilities

    Flow Control Technical Chair

    James W. Gregory, The Ohio State University


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    4th Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference
    Atmospheric and Space Environments includes the areas of:

    • Space environment
    • On-Orbit Spacecraft–environmental Interactions
    • Natural environment Definitions for Space vehicle Design and Development
    • Surface environments of Planets, Moons, Asteroids, and Comets
    • Aircraft Icing
    • Atmospheric Environment
    • Aircraft Wake Vortex Technology
    • Atmospheric Dynamics
    • Aviation Weather Accident Prevention
    • Green Aviation
    • Meteorological Applications to Aerospace Operations
    • Satellite and Ground Based Measurement Systems
    • Environment Standards
    • Meteoroid and Debris Environment

    Atmospheric and Space Environments Technical Chairs
    Nelson W. Green, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Marcia Politovich, National Center for Atmospheric Research


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