Dates to Remember

Abstract Submission Begins:
24 September 2020

Abstract Deadline:
10 November 2020, 2000 hrs Eastern Time Zone, USA

Author Notification:
2 February 2021

Manuscript Deadline:

4 May 2021, 2000 hrs Eastern Time Zone, USA

Presentations and papers can be an effective way to hone scientific and technical ideas, introduce your work to aerospace colleagues, and hone your research questions. Forum paper presentations typically consist of a written document and an oral presentation. Presenting at AIAA AVIATION Forum is a great opportunity for gaining valuable feedback from a community of scholars and for increasing your professional stature in aerospace engineering, research and development.

Student Paper Competitions: Additional Information

 

For 2021, we are soliciting papers in the following technical disciplines:

Aeroacoustics

Please direct questions to:
Douglas Nark, NASA Langley Research Center
Jason Anderson, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division

The Aeroacoustics sessions are the premier international forum for the field of aeroacoustics, representing 27 years of collaboration between AIAA and CEAS under the legacy “AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference.” The sessions offer scientists and engineers from industry, government, and universities an exceptional opportunity to exchange knowledge and results of current studies and to discuss directions for future research. Papers that address all aspects of the generation, propagation, and control of vehicle noise, as well as the effect of noise on structures and individuals are being solicited. The program’s technical content will include theoretical, experimental, and numerical contributions that describe original research results and/or innovative design concepts. Topics for the sessions are listed below; click “Additional Details” for more information. 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 encouraged. For more information, click Additional Details.

Students are encouraged to submit to the Aeroacoustics Student Paper Competition.

  • Acoustic/Fluid Dynamics Interactions
  • Active Control of Noise, Vibration and Flows
  • Advanced Testing Techniques
  • Airframe/High-Lift Noise
  • Community Noise, Sonic Boom and Metrics
  • Computational Aeroacoustics
  • Duct Acoustics
  • Emerging Urban and Advanced Air Mobility Noise (Jointly Sponsored with Transformational Flight Systems)
  • General Acoustics
  • Integration Effects and Flight Acoustics
  • Interior Noise/Structural Acoustics and Metamaterials
  • Jet Aeroacoustics
  • Loads/Sonic Fatigue
  • Propeller, Rotorcraft and V/STOL Noise
  • Turbomachinery and Core Noise
  • Special Session: Hybrid Anechoic Wind Tunnel Workshop
Aerospace Traffic Management

Please direct questions to:
Joseph Post, Federal Aviation Administration

High quality papers are sought that relate to policies and strategies that will advance the modernization of Aerospace Transportation Systems, to include traffic management, airspace/space operations integration, capacity improvements, UAS/UTM Integration, autonomous operations integration, space operations integrations and safety enhancements.

  • Economic and Cost/Benefit Analyses to Support Modernization
  • Enabling Growth of Space Operations
  • Enabling Improved Separation Assurance and Self-Separation
  • Innovative Systems Approaches to Aerospace Traffic Management and NextGen
  • Novel Business Models and Policies for Traffic Management
  • Overcoming Barriers to Integration of Autonomous Vehicles
  • Overcoming Barriers to Space/Air Traffic Management Integration
  • Performance Based Regulations
  • Societal Impacts/Lessons Learned of UAS/UTM Integrated Operations
Air Transportation Systems

Please direct questions to: 
Scot Campbell, Airbus
Karen Marals, Purdue University
Tasmyn Edwards, NASA Ames/San Jose State University

Papers are sought that discuss the advancement of Air Transportation Systems and Operations, including ATC and ATM technologies and related procedures, airport and airspace capacity improvements; Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), UAS Traffic Management (UTM), and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) development and integration into the National Airspace System (NAS); improved access to the NAS for space vehicle operations; and safety, environmental, human factors, and big data applications related to these topics.

  • Advanced Operational Concepts for ATC/ATM
  • Air Transportation Safety and Reliability
  • Airport and Metroplex Operations and Related Technologies
  • Applications of Advanced Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance Technologies
  • Development of AAM/UAM Operational Concepts
  • Human Factors in Air Transportation Systems and Operations
  • Increasing Autonomy in the NAS
  • Integration and Operation of UAS/UAM in the NAS
  • Lessons Learned from UAS/UTM Demonstrations 
  • Machine Learning and Big Data Applications to Air Transportation Systems and Operations
  • NAS Access for Space Vehicle Operations 
  • Operational Approaches to Environmental Impact Mitigation
  • Simulation, Modeling, and Analysis of ATC/ATM Technologies and Procedures
  • Trajectory-Based Operations, including Trajectory Management, Trajectory Optimization, and Optimization of Network Operations 
  • Weather Impacts on Air Transportation and UAS Operations
Aircraft Design

Please direct questions to: 
Timothy Takahashi, Arizona State University 
Peter Schmollgruber, ONERA 

Technical papers are sought in areas of Aircraft Design (ACD). Areas of interest include system level design studies of complete aircraft (both traditional and unconventional) spanning a broad spectrum of applications. We also seek papers covering the requirements development process as well as discipline-level studies most applicable to the conceptual and preliminary design process including aircraft performance, aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, manufacturing, overall aircraft sizing as well as subsystem component sizing.

  • Aircraft Aerodynamic Concept Design Tools & Processes (i.e. Geometry, Full Configuration Drag)
  • Aircraft Design Case Studies and Systems Engineering Analysis
  • Aircraft Design for Reduced Environmental Impact
  • Aircraft Design Tools & Processes to improve Safety and ensure Regulatory Compliance
  • Aircraft Performance Methods, Tools & Processes (i.e. Takeoff, Landing, Enroute, Noise Abatement)
  • Aircraft Propulsion Methods, Tools & Processes (i.e. Related to Installed Propulsion Performance, especially Supersonics)
  • Aircraft Requirements Studies (to Drive System Design; i.e. UAM, Airports, AirTaxi, Hub & Spoke)
  • Aircraft Stability, Control Tools, and Processes (i.e. Screening Methods, Simulations for Preliminary Design)
  • Aircraft Subsystems Design, Tools & Processes (i.e. Size, Weight, Power, Thermal, Redundancy)
  • Complete Aircraft Design (Transport, Military, GoFly, UAV, UCAV, UAM, etc.)
  • Other Methods and MetaModels for Preliminary Design (i.e. Weight, Structures, Manufacturing)
Applied Aerodynamics

Please direct questions to: 
Kidambi Sreenivas, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Jim Coder, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Swati Saxena, Swati Saxena, ANSYS, Inc.

Papers are solicited in the areas of theoretical, experimental, and computational approaches to aerodynamics applications. Relevant areas of interest include, but are not limited to, flight or ground vehicle aerodynamic design, analysis of wing/rotor/vehicle aerodynamic performance, methods for modeling aerodynamic bodies, and novel studies or technological applications related to aerodynamic applications. Specific areas of interest are listed below, , but work in related areas is also encouraged. Additional Details to be published soon.

Participants are also encouraged to submit to a jointly sponsored session under the ITAR topic, Special Session: Hypersonics: Lessons Learned and Future Work. See ITAR for more details.

Students are encouraged to submit to the Applied Aerodynamics Student Paper Competition.

All persons submitting an abstract to this technical discipline are also invited to participate in the Flow Visualization Showcase.

  • Aerodynamic Design: Analysis, Methodologies, and Optimisation Techniques
  • Aerodynamic Prediction Methods, Aircraft Flight Dynamics, Handling Qualities, and Performance
  • Aerodynamic Testing: Ground, Wind-Tunnel, and Flight Testing
  • Aerodynamic-Structural Dynamics Interaction
  • Aero-Propulsive Interaction (Intake/Exhaust Aerodynamics)
  • Airfoil/Wing/Configuration Aerodynamics
  • Applied CFD Modeling & Numerical Corrections with Experimental Data
  • Cavity Flows
  • High Angle of Attack and High-Lift Aerodynamics
  • Hypersonic Aerodynamics
  • Innovative Aerospace Concepts & Designs
  • Low Speed, Low Reynolds Number Aerodynamics
  • Multi-Phase Flows
  • Propeller/Rotorcraft/Wind Turbine Aerodynamics
  • Reduced Order Aerodynamic Modeling & System Identification
  • Transonic & Supersonic Aerodynamics
  • Unmanned, Bio-Inspired, Solar Powered Aerial Vehicle Design
  • Unsteady Aerodynamics
  • Vortical/Vortex Flow Aerodynamics
  • VSTOL/STOL Applications
  • Weapon Aerodynamics: Missile/Projectile/Guided-Munitions
  • Special Session: Aerodynamics and Propulsive Interactions of Integrated Propellers with Lifting Systems -- Predictions and Correlation to Wind Tunnel Experiments
  • Special Session: Aircraft Drag Decomposition - Theory & Application
  • Special Session: Applied Aerodynamics – Current State of the Art
  • Special Session: Sailplane Aerodynamics and Design
  • Other Topics in Applied Aerodynamics
Atmospheric and Space Environments

Please direct questions to: 
Z. Charlie Zheng, The University of Kansas
Stephen T. McClain, Baylor University

Papers are sought that provide the aerospace community with scientific and technical information concerning interactions between aerospace systems and the terrestrial, atmospheric, and space 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. For more information, please click Additional Details.

Students are encouraged to submit to the Atmospheric and Space Environments Student Paper Competition.

  • Aircraft Icing/Deicing
  • Atmospheric Hazards (wake vortices, severe weather, atmospheric turbulence, wind shear)
  • Observations and Modeling of the Atmospheric Environment
  • Weather Impacts to the NAS (capacity and efficiency of NAS, decision support tools, UAS operations)
Balloon Systems

Please direct questions to: 
Michael Smith, Raven Industries

Balloon Systems 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.

  • Balloon Design and Operations to Support Educational Science and Engineering Programs
  • Balloon Design and Performance
  • Balloon Flight Electronics Design and Applications
  • Balloon Launch and Flight Operations
  • Balloon Lift Gas Considerations Including Performance, Safety and Logistics
  • Balloon Program Reports, Goals, Future Plans
  • Enabling Technologies for Balloon Systems
  • Sensors for Balloon Systems
Computational Fluid Dynamics

Please direct questions to:
Manan Vyas

Students are encouraged to submit to the Computational Fluid Dynamics Student Paper Competition.

Computer Systems

Please direct questions to: 
Miroslav N. Velev, Aries Design Automation, LLC

Papers are sought on theoretical and practical aspects of computers, computation, and information processing techniques relevant to aerospace applications, focusing on energy-efficient computer systems, parallel/high-performance computing, cyber security, reliability, and correctness of aerospace computer systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • Energy-Efficient Computer Systems
  • Formal Verification of Aerospace Computer Systems
  • Parallel, GPU, Multicore, and High-Performance Computing
  • Reliability of Aerospace Computer Systems
Design Engineering

Please direct questions to: 
Olivia Fischer, Georgia Tech
Nijo Abraham, Georgetown University

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 and robust products in service. 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, manufacturing and service. 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, student design/build activities, and student access to space. Design Process and Enabling Digital Systems Technologies papers are solicited that highlight emerging and mature technologies and their applications to enable collaborative design in a global environment and are applicable to commercial and military aerospace industries. Emerging design tools and technologies such as Cloud computing, Internet of Things, Digital Thread, Digital Twin, Digital Enterprise, Improved Designs Using Multi-Disciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization (MDAO), Design Processes and Tools, Virtual and Augmented Reality applications, intelligent Computer Aided Design, Generative Design, Additive Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge-Based Engineering are requested that can improve efficiency in aerospace design and/or when applied to aerospace component design, prototyping and manufacturing contribute to making complex designs economically feasible.

  • Additive Manufacturing Applied to Aerospace Component Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing
  • Application of Generative Design
  • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Digital Thread, Digital Twin, Digital Enterprise
  • Computer Aided  Design including Intelligent Master Modeling (Parametric Feature-based, Linked and Associative)
  • Design Education - STEM in K-12, University Curriculums, Projects and Activities
  • Design Processes and Tools Such as Managing Teams in a Global Environment
  • Design Tools and Processes for Rapid Prototyping
  • Early Design Approaches for Increased -ilities (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, etc.)
  • Emerging Design Tools such as Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence
  • Improved Robust Designs using Multi-Disciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization (MDAO)
  • Innovative & Creative Designs in Aerospace and Other Areas
  • Knowledge-Based Engineering Applied to Retention and Reuse of Engineering Knowledge and Data
  • Model-Based Design Applied to Complex Systems and Structures
Flight Testing

Please direct questions to: 
Derek Spear, Air Force Institute of Technology
James Childress, Boeing

The Flight Testing technical committee invites papers focused on advances in the art and science of testing aerospace vehicles. Successful abstracts shall cover the testing of aerospace vehicles in their natural environment with regard to research, development, acceptance, or operational testing of these craft and/or associated equipment. Papers will cover one or more of the following topics: application of new flight test techniques or novel application of classical techniques; advances in instrumentation and data handling; approaches to flight test education and training; testing of autonomous aircraft systems featuring non-deterministic, decision-making processes and intelligent capabilities, of particular interest are recommended approaches of testing systems of various levels of autonomy, discussing the challenges involved and methods of testing autonomy in a safe, effective and efficient manner, and new flight test methods needed to validate and verify performance of guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) algorithms in abnormal conditions, decision making and certification standards. Papers should lend interpretations on the broader impacts of their work upon the field of flight testing.

Students are encouraged to submit to the Flight Testing Student Paper Competition.

  • Current State of the Supersonic Aerospace Vehicle Design, Integration and Testing
  • Electric Propulsion Aerospace Vehicle Flight Test Preparations and Lessons Learned
  • Flight Test Techniques, Flight Measurement Technologies, and Other Novel Approaches to Acquire Crucial Flight Data
  • Flight Testing GNC in Abnormal Conditions
  • Flight Testing in the Educational Environment 
  • System ID and Parameter Estimation Techniques from Flight Test (jointly sponsored with Atmospheric Flight Mechanics)
  • Special Session: Air Worthiness Lesson Learned
  • Special Session: Flight Instrumentation Workshop
  • Special Session: Flight Test Careers Panel
Fluid Dynamics

Please direct questions to: 
Phil Kreth, The University of Tennessee Space Institute
Andrew Magstadt, Sierra Nevada Corporation

Technical papers are solicited in the areas of computational, experimental and theoretical fluid dynamics relevant to aerospace applications. Emphasis should be on basic research and development, and any methodologies/approaches that rely heavily on (or expand) theoretical understanding. Applied research and advanced technology development topics will also be considered. Papers that present new insights into fluid flow physics; address emerging technical challenges; introduce innovative ideas and tools; promote interdisciplinary and synergistic research; or integrate experimental, computational, and/or theoretical approaches are strongly encouraged. Additionally desired are papers describing new theoretical constructs for flow physics or those applying established theory from other fields to fluid mechanics to make fundamental advances in our knowledge of the physics of flows. For more information, please click Additional Details.

All persons submitting an abstract to this technical discipline are also invited to participate in the Flow Visualization Showcase.

  • Active and Passive Flow Control Devices and Applications
  • Boundary Layer Theory
  • CFD Methods (High-Order Methods, Overset Methods, Algorithms, Meshing, Error Estimation, etc.)
  • CFD Modeling and Applications (Jointly Sponsored with Applied Aerodynamics)
  • Combined Experimental/Numerical/Theoretical Approaches
  • Compressible Flow
  • Continuum Mechanics and Alternatives
  • Data Processing and Analysis Techniques
  • Exact Coherent Structures and Dynamical Systems Theory
  • Experimental-Computational Effects in High-Speed Fluid-Structure Interaction (Jointly Sponsored with Applied Aerodynamics)
  • Fundamental Fluid Flows (Vortex Flows, Shear Flows, Separation, Hydrodynamics, etc.)
  • Instrumentation and Diagnostic Techniques for Fluid Dynamics
  • Low-Reynolds-Number and Bio-Inspired Flows
  • Molecular Hydrodynamics and Rarefied Flows
  • Multi-Phase Flows
  • Multiphysics and Cross-Disciplinary Flows (Fluid-Structure Interaction, Multiphase, Combustion, etc.)
  • Operator Theoretic Methods
  • Reduced-Order and Data-Driven Modeling, including Flowfield Estimation Theory and Machine Learning
  • Shock-Boundary Layer Interactions
  • Stability and Transition (Subsonic, Supersonic, and Hypersonic)
  • Stability Theory (Local, Global, Transient Growth)
  • Supersonic and Hypersonic Flows
  • Theoretical Aerodynamics
  • Theory of Flow Control and Controller Design
  • Turbulence Theory, Modeling and Characterization
  • Turbulent Flows and Turbulence Modeling (Jets, Wakes, Near-Wall, Rans, Les, Hybrid Methods, etc.)
  • Unsteady Aerodynamics and Massively Separated Flows
  • Verification, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification
  • Vortex Dynamics and Rotating Flows
General Aviation

Please direct questions to: 
Nicholas Borer, NASA Langley Research Center
Anthony Linn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Technical papers and oral presentations are requested in the area of General Aviation, broadly defined as nonscheduled personal or business travel by air. Topics of interest include aircraft design, technology integration, airspace design/usage, safety, and other challenges associated with this type of travel. Given the broad scope of General Aviation topics, papers may be jointly sponsored with other Technical Disciplines within the conference. Some of these jointly sponsored possibilities are noted in the subtopics below.

  • Advanced Regional Air Mobility Concepts and Operations
  • Approaches to Increase Affordability and/or Utility of General Aviation Operations
  • Approaches to Reduce Environmental Impact of General Aviation Operations
  • Design, Requirements, or Performance of General Aviation Concepts (Jointly Sponsored with Aircraft Design)
  • Improved/Streamlined Certification and Safety Assurance Approaches for Existing or New Concepts (Jointly Sponsored with Transformational Flight)
  • Quantification/Improvement of General Aviation Safety through Analysis or New Technologies
  • Simplified Operations/Autonomy for General Aviation (Jointly Sponsored with Transformational Flight and Unmanned Systems)
Ground Testing

Please direct questions to:
Chris Jorgens, The Boeing Company
Brandon Chynoweth, Purdue University

The Ground Testing Technical Committee is soliciting papers on Ground Testing related research and applications including test techniques, test instrumentation, and ground test facility capabilities (new, upgrades, enhancements). Submissions are encouraged throughout all aerodynamic speed regimes and Reynolds numbers, all test scale ranges (from microfluids to geophysical flows), and all types of ground testing (aerodynamics, propulsion, space environments and systems, etc.). Papers focusing on advancement of specific applications or unique implementation of specific techniques are encouraged. Particular topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Advances in Test Techniques, Test Conduction and Facility Management
  • Consequences of Advancing Test Techniques: Facility Impact, Efficiency Gains, etc.
  • Data Management and Model Based Engineering Integration in Ground Test Facilities
  • Data Quality and Uncertainty Quantification
  • Design, Development, and Performance of New/Modified Ground Test Facilities
  • Integration of Ground Testing, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Flight Test
  • Knowledge Capture for Ground Test Facilities and Related Capabilities
  • Real-Time Facility Control Systems, Data Acquisition, Processing and Presentation
  • Test Article Design, Fabrication, and Utilization Improvements
  • Unique or Innovative Uses of Existing Ground Test Facilities and Support Systems
  • Other Topics in Ground Testing
ITAR

Please direct questions to: 
Scott Sherer, Air Force Research Laboratory 
Rick Graves, Air Force Research Laboratory 

In the ongoing effort to improve the impact of AIAA events for members, ITAR sessions will continue to be organized with the intent of expanding the breadth of topics and emphasizing sessions with relevance to Forum 360 events and major elements of the open technical sessions. Submission of groups of presentations representing major accomplishments or status updates of significant system development programs are encouraged. Suggested topics for special sessions and panel discussions should be submitted to the technical discipline chairs well in advance of the abstract deadline. While ITAR papers will be considered across all technical disciplines, particular areas of interest are listed below.

All abstracts must be unrestricted and cleared for public release, though the final papers and presentations will be ITAR restricted. Please make sure you meet the attendance and submission requirement to present in ITAR sessions.

Suggested topics for special sessions and panel discussions should be submitted to the technical discipline chairs well in advance of the abstract deadline. While ITAR papers will be considered across all technical disciplines, particular areas of interest include:

  • Aeroelasticity
  • Directed Energy Systems
  • Flight Test Capabilities
  • Ground Test Capabilities
  • Hypersonics
  • Kinetic Weapons Integration
  • Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization
  • Propulsion/Airframe Interaction
Lighter-Than-Air Systems

Please direct questions to: 
Alan Farhnam

Interest in the potential of lighter-than-air (LTA) systems to meet modern requirements continues to grow as the cost and limitations 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. Major advances are also being made in the development of key enabling technologies essential to the creation and operation of long endurance, unmanned LTA systems. The airship as a flying carrier for operation of today’s new commercial and military UAS’s holds promise for a new and exciting incorporation of these two dynamic aerospace technologies. The LTA Technical Committee is soliciting papers that include, but are not limited to the following topic areas:

  • Analytical Studies, Modeling, and Simulation of LTA Systems
  • Current and Planned LTA Projects and Technologies
  • Hybrid LTA Systems
  • LTA Cargo Transport Concepts
  • LTA Operations and Ground Support
  • Manufacturing and Material for LTA Systems
  • Markets and Market Analysis
  • Missions and Concept of Operations (CONOPS) Analysis
  • Stratospheric Airships
  • Tethered Aerosat Developments
  • Unmanned LTA Systems
Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments

Please direct questions to: 
Carolyn Woeber, Pointwise, Inc.
David McDaniel, DoD HPCMP CREATE™

The Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments (MVCE) Technical Committee solicits papers describing tools and techniques that facilitate the simulation of real-world problems in all areas of computational field modeling and simulation, including all parts of the pre- and post-processing toolchains, as well as software tools, frameworks and environments for improving the integration of the end-to-end simulation process. Application areas of interest cover the full spectrum of aerospace simulations, including computational fluid dynamics (CFD), computational aeroacoustics (CAA), computational solid mechanics (CSM), and computational electromagnetics (CEM).

Papers whose main contribution is specific to flow simulation algorithms should be submitted to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Topics such as solution algorithms on overset meshes, adaptive meshing and error analysis present areas with substantive overlap with CFD; papers on these and similar topics may be submitted to either the CFD or MVCE conferences.

All persons submitting an abstract to this technical discipline are also invited to participate in the Flow Visualization Showcase.

  • Applied Meshing for Real-World and AIAA Workshop Applications
  • Geometry Modeling for Meshing And Simulation
  • Geometry-Consistent Curvilinear Mesh Generation for High-Order Methods
  • Grid Quality Metrics Related to Solution Accuracy
  • Integration Techniques and Frameworks
  • Meshing Techniques for Moving and/or Deforming Configurations
  • Scalable Techniques for Large (> Billion) Meshes on Current and Future Hardware Architectures
  • Solution Adaptive Meshing, Error Estimation, and Uncertainty Quantification Techniques
  • Surface and Volume Mesh Generation Methods for Structured, Unstructured, or Overset Meshes
  • Visualization, including Feature Detection and Knowledge Extraction and Capture
Modeling and Simulation Technologies

Please direct questions to: 
Steven Beard, NASA Ames Research Center
Alaa Elmiligui, NASA Langley Research Center

Modeling and Simulation Technologies seeks papers on the latest findings in the development and application of modeling and simulation related to flight simulation, air traffic management (ATM), UAS traffic management (UTM), and human decision-making and support. Specific areas of interest are provided below. Although the modeling and simulation discipline is broad in scope, submissions focused on real-time usage, human/hardware-in-the-loop, or supporting human decision making in a real-time environment will be given preference. Submissions relating to exclusive disciplines without an obvious link to flight or traffic management simulations are more appropriate for other topics. For more information and a description of each area of interest, please click Additional Details.

  • Design, Development, Testing, and Validation of Human-in-the-Loop Simulations
  • Human Factors, Perception, and Cueing  
  • Human-in-the-Loop Simulation of Uninhabited Aerial Systems
  • Model and Simulation Integration  
  • Model-Based Design and X-in-the-Loop Simulation, and LVC (Live, Virtual, and Constructive) Simulation
  • Modeling and Simulation for Aerospace Cybersecurity
  • Modeling and Simulation for Certification and Qualification 
  • Modeling and Simulation of Air and Space Vehicle Dynamics, Systems, and Environments
  • Modeling and Simulation of Air Traffic Management (ATM)
  • Modeling and Simulation of New Entrant Integration into the Airspace System
  • Modeling and Simulation of UAS Traffic Management (UTM)  
  • Modeling, Simulation, Machine Learning, and Optimization for Air Traffic Performance
  • Simulation-Based Software Development and Verification
  • Simulator Hardware and Facilities
Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

Please direct questions to: 
Jason Hicken, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Geojoe Kuruvila, The Boeing Company

For over twenty-five years, AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) has brought together industry practitioners, government employees, and academics to present and discuss the latest developments in multidisciplinary design, analysis, and optimization.

With significant advances in algorithms and computing power, optimizations have been successfully carried out for problems ranging from the design of a single component to complex aircraft design. Additionally, theoretical developments, from new optimization algorithms to approaches for robust and reliability-based design, have played a significant role in the ever-growing acceptance of multidisciplinary design and optimization.

Technical papers are sought in any area related to the application of numerical optimization, uncertainty quantification, multi-fidelity methods, and machine learning to the design of multidisciplinary and single disciplinary aerospace problems including applications to aircraft, spacecraft, and naval craft.

Students are encouraged to submit to the Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Student Paper Competition.

  • Aerodynamic Design/Shape Optimization
  • Aeroelastic and Aero-Structures Optimization
  • Aircraft Design Optimization
  • Design Optimization of Complex Engineered Systems
  • Emerging Methods, Algorithms and Software Development in MAO
  • Metamodeling, Reduced-Order Models, and Approximation Methods
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) integration with MDO
  • Multifidelty Methods for MDO
  • Non-deterministic Design Methods and Applications
  • Physics-informed Machine Learning
  • The MADELEINE Project
  • Topology Optimization for High-Performance Structures
Plasmadynamics and Lasers

Please direct questions to: 
Ariel Blanco, Ohio Aerospace Institute - Air Force Research Lab

Papers are solicited describing experimental, computational, and/or theoretical research and development in the areas of plasmadynamics and lasers with the focus on application to aerospace systems. Fundamental studies and works related to a specific application are relevant to the meeting scope. Submission may also include studies of dual-use technologies that also address problems in other fields such as propulsion, energy, environment, or health. Comprehensive abstracts that state the purpose and scope of the work, outline the methods used, and identify relevant contributions, including figures and preliminary results, are recommended for accurate evaluation. Subject area experts interested in documenting comprehensive reviews of state of the art, historical perspectives are encouraged to contact the technical discipline chair with details.

Students are encouraged to submit to the Plasmadynamics and Lasers Student Paper Competition.

All persons submitting an abstract to this technical discipline are also invited to participate in the Flow Visualization Showcase.

  • Astronautical & Space Plasmas (Rarefied Plasma Flow, Space Plasmas, Dusty Plasmas, etc.)  
  • Computational Methods (Plasma-Flow Coupling Simulation, Particle Simulation, etc.)   
  • Diagnostics & Experimental Techniques (Plasma & Flow Characterization, New Facilities, etc.) 
  • Plasma & Laser Physics (Basic Processes, Plasma Kinetics/Dynamics, MHD, DBD, Laser Plasmas, etc.) 
  • Plasma & Laser Propulsion (Thrusters, Beamed Energy, Spacecraft Interactions) 
  • Plasma Aerodynamic Flow Control (DBD-Based Flow Actuation, Active Flow/Shock Wave Control, etc.) 
  • Plasma/Laser Assisted Ignition & Combustion
  • Plasma/Laser Devices & Technologies (Engineering, Applications, Material Processing, Dual-Use, etc.) 
  • Plasmas/Lasers for UAV 
  • Special Session: Reduced-Complexity Modeling for Flow Control
Thermophysics

Please direct questions to:  
Eric Golliher, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Ryan Bond, University of Tennessee Space Institute

The organizers of the 2021 AIAA Thermophysics Conference are soliciting extended abstracts on topics related to all aspects of thermal energy and heat transfer and their related aerospace applications for aviation and space flight. These extended abstracts are expected to develop into full length papers by the deadline set by AIAA. Contributions based on analytical, numerical and/or experimental studies are welcomed as are timely survey and review articles. Scientific and technical contributions are emphasized, rather than status reports on work in progress. Student submissions are strongly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact one of the two Technical Chairs listed below if you would like to help organize a special session. Areas of specific interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Ablation: Modeling, Experiments, and Applications
  • Advanced Thermal Management Technology Development and Validation
  • Aerothermodynamics, Thermal Protection Systems and Ablation
  • Cryogenics and Cryogenic Systems
  • Droplets, Jets, Sprays, Heat Pipes, Thermosiphons, and Two-phase Heat Transfer
  • Fundamentals of Ice Accretion on Aircraft Wings and De-icing
  • Heat Transfer Enhancement and Energy Harvesting
  • Microgravity based Heat Transfer, Multidisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
  • Mini-, Micro-, Nano-, and Multi-Scale Heat Transfer
  • Modeling and Flight Validation for Spacecraft Orbital Decay and De-orbit
  • Multiphase, Droplets, Jets, Sprays, Heat Pipes, and Two-phase Heat Transfer
  • Novel Computational Methods for Inverse Analysis and Optimization in Computational Heat Transfer
  • Theoretical, Analytical, and Computational Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
  • Thermal Analysis of Spacecraft Systems Operating under Extreme Process Conditions
  • Thermal and Fluid Transport under High Temperature and/or Pressure Conditions
  • Thermal Control and Thermophysics in Spacecraft Applications
  • Thermal Control: Applications, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned
  • Transport Properties and Thermophysical Properties
Transformational Flight Systems

Please direct questions to:
Siddhartha Krishnamurthy, NASA Langley Research Center
Simon Briceno, Jaunt Air Mobility

Technical papers are requested relating to innovative manned/unmanned aircraft concepts and technologies for emerging markets, such as urban air mobility (UAM), regional air mobility (RAM), and on demand mobility (ODM). Topics of interest include market studies for on-demand aviation, aircraft configuration design, electric propulsion integration and component technologies, autonomous systems research, urban aviation noise, and simplified vehicle operations (SVO). Papers are also requested on any topic of interest relative to STOL and VSTOL aircraft (regardless of propulsion type), including design, analysis, and testing.

  • Aircraft and Autonomous Systems Testing (Jointly Sponsored with Flight Testing)
  • Electric Propulsion Integration and Contributory Technologies
  • Emerging Urban and Advanced Air Mobility Noise (Jointly Sponsored with Aeroacoustics)
  • Improved/Streamlined Certification and Safety Assurance Approaches for Existing or New Concepts (Jointly Sponsored with General Aviation)
  • Innovative/transformational Fixed Wing Aircraft Concepts (Jointly Sponsored with Aircraft Design)
  • On-demand Mobility Concepts and Market Studies
  • Operational Aspects of On-demand Mobility and Transformational Flight (Jointly Sponsored with ATOMS)
  • Simplified Vehicle Operations (SVO) and Autonomous Systems (Jointly Sponsored with General Aviation)
  • Small/medium UAS Concepts
  • Transformational Civil Supersonics Research, Integration, & Operations
  • V/STOL Aircraft Design, Analysis, and Testing (Jointly Sponsored with V/STOL)
Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) Aircraft Systems

Please direct questions to: 
Siena Whiteside, NASA Langley Research Center
Gregory Gatlin, NASA Langley Research Center

The V/STOL Aircraft Systems Technical Committee (TC) seeks technical papers on subjects that advance the sciences and technologies (S&T) unique to the design, development, and operation of V/STOL, VTOL, and STOL (hereafter collectively referred to as V/STOL) manned and unmanned aircraft. The V/STOL TC seeks to promote innovation in V/STOL-related areas and to stimulate transition of these innovations into V/STOL aircraft production and operations. Aircraft sizes of interest range from very small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) through Ultra-Heavy-Lift V/STOL aircraft. Takeoff and landing capabilities of interest range from prepared STOL runways through runway independence. Applications of interest include advanced/urban air mobility, passenger and cargo logistics, sensing and surveillance, emergency response (including aeromedical evacuation), disaster relief and humanitarian assistance, agriculture, forestry, military, etc. For more information, click Additional Details.

Students are encouraged to submit to the V/STOL Student Paper Competition.

  • Case Studies of V/STOL Aircraft, including Lessons Learned, Designs, Specific Projects, etc.
  • Concept of Operations (CONOPS), Requirements Synthesis, and Regulatory Considerations
  • Economic Analysis of V/STOL Aircraft Design, Development, and Operations
  • Flight Control Systems (FCS) for V/STOL Aircraft
  • General Topics in V/STOL Aircraft Systems
  • Ground Operations, including Hazard Prediction and Mitigation
  • Handling Qualities, including Low-Speed Maneuverability and Agility; Transition/Conversion Between Hover and Forward Flight
  • High-Lift and Attitude-Control Devices
  • Lift- and Thrust-Production Systems
  • Navigation and Air Traffic Control
  • Noise and Pollution Emissions
  • Optimal Distribution of Lift/thrust Production across Multiple Sources and/or Flight Regimes
  • Propulsion Systems (Convertible Turbofan/turboshaft, Hybrid Electric, Electric, etc.)
  • Semi- and Fully-Autonomous System Design for Teaming Operations
  • V/STOL Aircraft Configuration Design and Layout

The following Student Paper Competitions are being held in conjunction with the Forum:

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student author(s) must be a member of AIAA in order to enter the competition.
  • Student author(s) must be full-time students in good academic standing at their university/institution at the time of submission.
  • Manuscript content represents the work of the author
  • Student(s) must be the primary author(s) of the paper and the work must have been performed while the author(s) was a student.
  • Student author(s) must be able to attend the Forum to present their work should it be selected for presentation.

Student Submission Requirements:

  • Student Paper Competition submissions must adhere to the overall Forum Abstract Submission Requirements.
  • Students must select the “Student Paper Competition” presentation type during the electronic submission process. Do not submit the abstract more than once. Only submissions with Student Paper Competition” presentation type indicated will be eligible for the competition.
  • All submissions must be made by the Forum abstract submission deadline of 10 November 2020, 2000 hrs Eastern Standard Time Zone, USA.
  • For further requirements and instructions, please refer to the detailed descriptions of each Student Paper Competition as described in their call below. 
Aeroacoustics

Please direct questions to: 
Naval Agarwal, The Boeing Company
Clifford Brown, NASA Glenn Research Center

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit papers for consideration in the Aeroacoustics Student Paper Competition. Student papers should report on original work conducted by students in collaboration with faculty advisors or mentors. The student submitting a paper for consideration must be the primary author, must be a student at the time of the abstract submission, and must present the paper at the conference. The student author of the best paper will receive a monetary reward and a certificate presented at the conference. The best student paper award will be selected based on (1) relevance to the field of aeroacoustics, (2) technical quality and completeness of the work, and (3) overall clarity of the paper and 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. Interested students should submit abstracts electronically through AIAA’s website at www.aiaa.org. Please submit to the appropriate topic and select “Student Paper Competition” as the presentation type. In addition, at the time the extended abstract is submitted, students should send an e-mail to the Education Subcommittee (Naval Agarwal, naval.k.agarwal@boeing.com) stating intent to enter the competition for the student award and using “STUDENT PAPER MANUSCRIPT” as the subject line. Authors participating in the Student Award competition must then submit their final manuscript to the AVIATION Forum no later than the published Manuscript Deadline, no extensions will be possible.Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit papers for consideration in the Aeroacoustics Student Paper Competition. Student papers should report on original work conducted by students in collaboration with faculty advisors or mentors. The student submitting a paper for consideration must be the primary author, must be a student at the time of the abstract submission, and must present the paper at the conference. The student author of the best paper will receive a monetary reward and a certificate presented at the conference. The best student paper award will be selected based on (1) relevance to the field of aeroacoustics, (2) technical quality and completeness of the work, and (3) overall clarity of the paper and 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.

Interested students should submit abstracts electronically through AIAA’s website at www.aiaa.org. Please submit to the appropriate topic and select “Student Paper Competition” as the presentation type. In addition, at the time the extended abstract is submitted, students should send an e-mail to the Education Subcommittee (Naval Agarwal, naval.k.agarwal@boeing.com) stating intent to enter the competition for the student award and using “STUDENT PAPER MANUSCRIPT” as the subject line. Authors participating in the Student Award competition must then submit their final manuscript to the Aviation conference website no later than the published manuscript deadline, no extensions will be possible.

The Aeroacoustics Student Paper Competition is jointly organized by AIAA and the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS). The AIAA student membership eligibility requirement for this competition is waived. Back to the Top 

Applied Aerodynamics

Please direct questions to: 
Nalin Ratnayake, NASA Langley Research Center

Undergraduate and Master’s-level graduate students are invited to submit papers for consideration in the Applied Aerodynamics Student Paper Competition. Papers should report on original work conducted by the student in collaboration with faculty advisor(s) and mentors. The student submitting a paper for consideration must be the primary author.

Entries to the Applied Aerodynamics Student Paper Competition must undergo the regular abstract review process, and if accepted, will be included in the regular technical sessions with other papers in their topic area and be archived as AIAA conference papers. When submitting an abstract for the Applied Aerodynamics 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" and select the topic "Applied Aerodynamics”.

The manuscript submission deadline for the Applied Aerodynamics Student Paper Competition is the same as the submission deadline. All entries to the Student Paper Competition must be received by this date to be considered in the competition.

The submissions will be judged based on the paper ONLY. Criteria for judging the paper include 1) originality of the work; 2) relevance to the field of Applied Aerodynamics; 3) technical quality and completeness of the work; and 4) clarity and style consistent with AIAA paper guidelines. Back to the Top 

Atmospheric and Space Environments

Please direct questions to: 
Z. Charlie Zheng, The University of Kansas
Stephen T. McClain, Baylor University

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit papers for consideration in the Atmospheric and Space Environments Student Paper Competition. Entries to the Student Paper Competition will be presented in regular technical sessions with other papers in their topic area and archived as AIAA papers. To be eligible for this award, the student must meet the standards established by AIAA and listed above. The written papers will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Originality (is the work original, or is it something that has been addressed in the past)
  • Technical quality (appropriate level of technicality and free from errors)
  • Organization, completeness, grammar and usage (style and clarity)
  • Literature review/acknowledgement of prior work and explanation of the relevance to the work presented in the paper
  • Accuracy of experimental or numerical results (ref. AIAA standards for journals)
  • Importance/contribution to field

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Computational Fluid Dynaimcs (CFD)

Please direct questions to:
Manan Vyas

The 9th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Student Paper Competition provides students the opportunity to share their research findings. Participation is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an engineering or scientific discipline at an accredited college or university. A final paper is required for all accepted abstracts. The student must be the major contributor, the first author of the final paper, and make the presentation of the paper at the conference. The student must write the paper and prepare the presentation slides themselves.

A cash prize of $300 will be awarded to the first-place winner, $200 to the second place, and $100 to the third place. Awards are based on a combination of the extended abstract, the final conference paper, and the presentation. The judges will use the extended abstracts to initially screen the competition entries.

Criteria for judging include:

  • The work’s importance in advancing the state of the art
  • The technical approach
  • Rationale for the work
  • Sufficient and consistent results
  • Verification and validation
  • Style, clarity, and format of the paper and presentation

The competition results will be announced after the CFD conference and checks will be mailed to the winners. All submissions must meet the deadlines for the CFD conference given in the general information section of this Call for Papers. Entrants must select “Student Paper Competition” as the presentation type and select the appropriate technical topic listed in the CFD conference call when submitting the abstract. Please also note that the paper is a Student Paper Competition Entry on the title page. Papers submitted to the CFD Student Paper Competition will be presented in regular technical sessions with other papers in the relevant topic area. Student Paper Competition entries will be treated as regular AIAA conference papers in the conference proceedings and will be archived as AIAA papers. Back to the Top 

Flight Testing

Please direct questions to: 
Andy Freeborn, USAF Test Pilot School

The AIAA Flight Testing Technical Committee is sponsoring a Student Paper Competition at the 2020 AIAA AVIATION Forum in Reno, NV. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit papers for consideration in the competition. Papers should report on original work conducted by the student who must also be the primary author. Co-authors are acceptable. The student must present their own paper at the conference.

Students should submit their abstract according to the regular conference abstract rules and indicate “Student Paper Competition” at the time of electronic submittal. Entries must undergo the regular abstract review process, and if accepted, will be included in the regular technical sessions with other papers in their topic area and be archived as AIAA proceedings.

The submissions will be judged based on the paper and presentation. Criteria for judging include 1) Technical Content; 2) Importance to the field of Flight Test; 3) Completeness of the Work; and 4) Style and Clarity consistent with AIAA guidelines. Presentations will be judged on the same criteria. Back to the Top 

Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

Please direct questions to: 
Andrew Ning

The MDO Student Paper Competition, sponsored by NASA Glenn Research Center, encourages undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers to the technical topics listed in this call for papers. Co-authored papers are welcome; however, the first author must be an AIAA member and a registered student at the time the abstract is submitted. The student must have played a primary role in the research and writing of the paper. When submitting an abstract for the MDO 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" and select the topic "Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization”. This will ensure that the abstract is submitted to the MDO topic. If you are unable to enter the student paper competition, because you must submit to a different topic, then please email the chair (Andrew Ning: aning@byu.edu) and ask to be included.

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 regular conference abstracts. The full papers of the Student Paper Competition are due at the same time as the regular papers. No extensions will be granted (to the full manuscript submission deadline), if you wish to remain in contention of the award. At the time of the final submission the authors will be required to identify, through a communication to the chair of the competition, the individual contributions of each listed co-author. Papers that do not show primary contributions from the first author will not be considered for this competition.

The papers will be judged by expert reviewers, and finalists will be selected to present at a special MDO session during the first day of the AVIATION Forum. The award decision will be based on both the paper and the presentation. The judging criteria are: i) the originality and technical quality of the work and its novelty and importance to the field; ii) the clarity of the presentation, with special emphasis given to visuals and their contribution to the understanding of the material; iii) the clarity of research objectives and the organization and conciseness of the paper. A soft word limit of 5000 will be imposed (not including abstract, figures, captions, or bibliography), with the judges’ discretion used to decide if additional length added meaningful value to the paper. First prize is $2,000 and the runner-up will receive $1,000.

Abstract acceptance notification will occur at the same time as the regular papers. Students will be notified if they are finalists, or not, approximately 2 weeks after the final papers are due. As mentioned above, the finalists will present their papers in a special MDO session during the first day of the AVIATION Forum. The talks will be strictly limited to 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions first from the judges, then from the general audience as time permits. Back to the Top 

Plasmadynamics and Lasers

Please direct questions to: 
Mark Rennie, University of Notre Dame

The PDL Best Student Paper award is awarded once per year at the summer Aviation conference, and is selected from papers submitted to PDL sessions in the preceding Aviation and SciTech forums. Candidates for the contest are found by e-mailing all first authors of submitted papers around one month prior to a conference. Any paper in which a student is first author, and that is presented by that student, can be considered for the award. Non-students, such as the student's advisor(s) etc., can be included as co-authors as long as the paper describes work that has been performed primarily by the student. Judging is performed in two steps. First, the presentations of all of the contestants are evaluated by PDL members. The papers corresponding to the best 3 to 5 presentations are then judged by a committee of PDL members, who then select the best paper recipient. Back to the Top 

V/STOL (Vertical/Standard Take-Off and Landing)

Please direct questions to: 
Jacob Cook, NASA

The AIAA V/STOL Aircraft Systems Technical Committee is sponsoring a Best Student Paper Competition at the AIAA AVIATION Forum for undergraduate and graduate students. Student Paper Competition authors will present their papers at the beginning of the conference so that the winner may be recognized at the awards luncheon. Entries to the Student Paper Competition will be archived as AIAA papers. To be eligible for this award, the student must meet the standards established by AIAA and listed above. The papers and presentations will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Originality of the paper’s subject;
  • Importance/contribution to the field;
  • Technical quality;
  • Literature review and explanation of the paper subject’s relevance;
  • Accuracy of experimental or numerical results (ref. AIAA standards for journals);
  • Style and clarity (organization, completeness, and grammar.)

Entries to the V/STOL Aircraft Systems Student Paper Competition will undergo the regular abstract review process. When submitting an abstract for the V/STOL Aircraft Systems 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" and select the topic "V/STOL Aircraft Systems”. The manuscript submission deadline for the V/STOL Aircraft Systems Student Paper Competition is the same as the submission deadline for the AVIATION Forum. All entries to the Student Paper Competition must be received by this date to be considered in the competition. The student author of the best paper will receive a certificate, a $1000 monetary award, and a complimentary ticket to the Forum’s awards luncheon. Back to the Top 

Please direct questions to:
Ivan Bermejo-Moreno
CJ Doolittle

The Annual Flow Visualization Showcase will provide an opportunity to display computational and/or experimental fluid-dynamics visualizations that support a technical concept. It is open to anyone who submits an abstract to Applied Aerodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Meshing, Visualization and Computational Environments, or Plasma Dynamics and Lasers. Submissions will be considered for this event whether or not the abstract is accepted. See below for instructions if you do not have an abstract for a technical paper and would like to participate.

The flow visualization should enhance the understanding of the flow, rather than be simply an impressive visual display. The event will last approximately two hours, during which authors will be assigned a 30-minute slot to describe their visualizations to attendees and judges. It is recommended that the visualization be 3–5 minutes in length and run on a loop. Large-screen displays will be provided. The submissions will be judged and a 1st place award presented in each of the following categories at the conclusion of the event: (1) Most Artistic Flow Visualization, (2) Most Quantitatively Descriptive Flow Visualization, and (3) Most Comprehensive Flow Visualization. Each of the 3 winners will be asked for a copy of their visualization to display on the FDTC or AIAA website as well as sign a release form for AIAA. Winning visualizations from the past showcases will be available for review by spring 2021.

To indicate your interest in participating, please check the box during Step 2 of the abstract submission process available within participating technical disciplines. If you would like to participate in the showcase, but do not plan on submitting an abstract for a technical paper and presentation, email the contacts above with a short abstract. Participants will be emailed to verify interest in showcase participation after abstract notifications are sent.

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