AIAA to Live Stream Two Sessions from its Fluid Dynamics Conference Written 18 June 2013

(AIAA Communications 2008–2017)

Sessions Celebrate 60 Years of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, With Focus on Hypersonics, and Achievements in Fluid Dynamics Research and Technology

June 18, 2013 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will live stream two sessions on the afternoon of Monday, June 24, from its Fluid Dynamics Conference, being held June 24–26, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, Calif. The sessions will be viewable at

The first session, “Celebrating 60 Years of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR): Hypersonics into the 21st Century – Research Progress Since 2001 and Future Directions in Aerothermodynamics,” will be streamed from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m (PDT). The session will review the history and progress of hypersonic flight and its technologies, and will also look at the possible future of the enterprise. Topics include: “The AFOSR Hypersonic Strategy”; “Hypersonic Boundary-Layer Laminar-Turbulent Transition”; and “Progress and Future Prospects for Particle-Based Simulation of Hypersonic Flow.” Other technical issues relevant to advancing the art of hypersonic flight will be discussed as well. Presenters include: John D. Schmisseur, program manager, aerothermodynamics and turbulence, AFOSR; Datta V. Gaitonde, John Glenn Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University; Steven P. Schneider, professor, aeronautics and astronautics, Purdue University; Helen L. Reed, professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University; and Graham V. Candler, McKnight Presidential Professor, McKnight University Professor, and Russell J. Penrose Professor, aerospace engineering and mechanics, University of Minnesota.

Mark J. Lewis, the director of the Science and Technology Policy Institute and a past president of AIAA, who will chair the AFOSR session, stated: “This has been a remarkable year for the field of hypersonics, with successes that have built on decades of research. The successful flights of the X-51, Advanced Hypersonic Weapon, and U.S-Australian HIFiRE program have all signaled that hypersonic flight is achievable, practical, and ready for application to the next generation of vehicles and systems. And yet, these programs represent only the first steps in a field that has seen as many setbacks as it has accomplishments. Watch this panel for insight into what we have accomplished, perspective on what it means, and prognostication on where we might be going in the years to come.”

Following the AFOSR panel, the “The Fluid Dynamics Award Lecture” will be streamed live from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (PDT). The lecture will be given by Donald O. Rockwell, the Paul B. Reinhold Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. Dr. Rockwell is being honored for his contributions to a fundamental understanding of vortex dominated flows and their characterization with quantitative imaging.

For more information on these sessions, or the AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, please contact Duane Hyland at 703.264.7558 of

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