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AIAA’s online education program is here! Aerospace technology training by the experts in your field. After purchase, login to your AIAA Classroom anytime, anywhere to access Live webinars and On-Demand training. 

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Upcoming DirectTech Webinars

 

27 September 2018
Testing Large Ultra-Lightweight Spacecraft
This 90-minute webinar is focused on the novel testing approaches and challenges that are unique to large ultra-lightweight space platforms.  The scope of the discussion is to illuminate both the theory and especially the practice of testing large, ultra-lightweight spacecraft.  The webinar is based on the recently published Testing Large Ultra-Lightweight Spacecraft (AIAA, 2017).
Member Price: $79 | Non-Member Price: $129 USD | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

More coming soon!

DirectTech Webinars. Live online training events. Taught by the premier experts in their fields, these courses bring the technical training to you without having to travel.  Registering gives you access to the live event, the session slides, and the replay in your AIAA Classroom. Discounts for AIAA Members and Student Members.


 

Recent DirectTech Webinars

 

Took place 7 June 2018
DEMAND for UNMANNED® presents: Aircraft and Rotorcraft System Identification Engineering Methods for UAV Applications
System identification methods are ideally suited for rapidly determining bare-airframe simulation models of fixed-wing and rotorcraft UAVs, since UAV configurations change widely throughout their development process. The course will review key methods, computational tools, and complimentary reference material for learning the principles and applications of system identification for unmanned aircraft and rotorcraft.
Member Price: $99 | Non-Member Price: $149 USD | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

Took place 31 May 2018
High Order CFD Methods: Results and Advancements from the 5th International Workshop
In January 2018, The 5th International Workshop on High-Order CFD Methods took place, providing an impartial forum for evaluating the status of high-order methods in solving a wide range of flow problems. This Webinar will showcase the key results of that workshop, including advancements, performance, new research, concerns, and demands.
Member Price: $29 | Non-Member Price: $79 USD | Student Member Price: $4.99 USD

 

Took place 26 April 2018
Electric Aircraft Design Fundamentals: Enabling Technologies and Analysis Methods for More-, Hybrid-, and All Electric Aircraft .
This webinar introduces the technologies, fundamental concepts, and trade-offs involved in the design and analysis of electrical systems for More-/Hybrid-/All-Electric Aircraft, for which improvements to reliability, cost, performance, environmental impact, and significant mission fuel burn reductions have been theorized and/or demonstrated.
Member Price: $99 $49 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 $79 USD | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

Took place 6 April 2018
Thermal Modeling and Regenerative Cooling of Liquid Rocket Engines .
This course presents an overview of various methods for thermal modeling of cooling liquid engines. The cooling methods include: regenerative, film, transpiration, radiative and dump cooling.
Member Price: $99 | Non-Member Price: $149 | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

Took place 8 March 2018
Introduction to Uncertainty Quantification and Industry Challenges .
This webinar will introduce stochastic methods and UQ tools, discuss potential implementations in an industry setting, and use case studies to demonstrate the benefits of going beyond deterministic analysis.
Member Price: $99 $49 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 $79 USD | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

Took place 1 February 2018
Introduction to Computational Aerodynamics
This course will provide an introduction to computational aerodynamics with an overview of commonly used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approaches.
Member Price: $99 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

Took place 14 December 2017
Structures for Hypersonic Vehicles (Part Two of Materials & Structures for Hypersonic Vehicles)
The second part of the course focuses on structural concepts for hypersonic air and space vehicles. Thermal management approaches and thermal structures concepts are explained and illustrated.
Member Price: $99 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

Took place 7 December 2017
Materials for Hypersonic Vehicless (Part One of Materials & Structures for Hypersonic Vehicles)
The first part of this course will provide an overview of the material classes appropriate for hypersonic vehicles, with emphasis on their physical and mechanical properties and operating temperature ranges.
Member Price: $99 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

Took place 16 November 2017
Applications of Model-Based Systems Engineering
This DirectTech Webinar will explore fundamental tenets, roles of ontologies, capturing requirements and behaviors, incorporating MBSE into system engineering processes, and V&V. The Webinar covers multi-view, amorphous, hierarchical, and multi-paradigm models as well as graphically-oriented and models-of-computation based approaches..
Member Price: $99 $49 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 $79 USD | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD


Webinars and Tutorials On-Demand

 

Took place January 2018 at the 2018 AIAA SciTech Forum
A Tutorial on a Unified Approach for Computational Aeroelasticity
This 1 hour 30 minute tutorial covered concepts and terminology associated with aeroelasticity, including structural dynamics, unsteady aerodynamics, aeroservoelasticity, and recent developments such as computational reduced-order models.
Member Price: $99 | Non-Member Price: $149 | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

Took place January 2018 at the 2018 AIAA SciTech Forum
Dryden Lecture – The Evolution and Application of Design and Analysis Capability to Enable Future Scramjet-Powered Hypersonic Aircraft
A 45 minute research talk by the 2018 Dryden Lectureship recipient Graham V. Candler on the evolution and application of design and analysis capability to enable future scramjet-powered hypersonic aircraft.
Member Price: $29 | Non-Member Price: $49 | Student Member Price: $2.99 USD

 

Space Radiation Environment and Its Effects
This 90-minute Webinar defines the planetary and interplanetary charged particle radiation environment required to appropriately assess the effects of radiation on personnel and electronics.
Member Price: $99 $49 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 $79 USD | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

Introduction to Bio-Inspired Engineering
The primary purpose of this 1 Hour 20 minute course is to inform engineers and other technical professional in the use of bio-inspired engineering (BiE) to expand the design space of possible solutions to technical problems. We do that by first understanding how nature solves problems.
Member Price: $99 $39 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 $69 USD | Student Member Price: $7.99 USD

 

Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion: Advanced Concepts in Rocket Propulsion, Nuclear Systems, Advanced Physics, and High-Energy Density Propellants
This Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion Webinar includes information on many different topics in advanced nuclear space propulsion. A short overview is provided on the wide breadth of advanced propulsion concepts, ranging from advanced chemical propulsion to solar sails, to aerocapture, to fission, fusion, and antimatter.
Member Price: $99 $49 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 $79 USD | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

Deciding on the Form of Missile Defense (Parts 1, 2 and 3)
This 3 Part, 4+ hour Webinar Series is an overview that covers all aspects of missile defense. It starts with an understanding of new and evolving forms of missile threat that are emerging in this new world of asymmetric threats, potential terrorism, innovative technology and global risk.
Member Price: $99 | Non-Member Price: $149 | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

Overview of Missile Design and System Engineering
This 90-minute webinar presented the fundamentals of missile design, development, and system engineering. It addressed the broad range of alternatives in satisfying missile performance, cost, risk, and launch platform integration requirements.
Member Price: $99 $49 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 $79 USD | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

Flight Dynamics and Einstein’s Covariance Principle
During a one-hour perambulation, Dr. Peter Zipfel will acquaint you with Special and General Relativity as it applies to classical dynamics.
Member Price: $99 $39 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 $69 USD | Student Member Price: $7.99 USD

 

Introduction to Communication Satellites and their Subsystems (Parts 1 and 2)
These TWO 90 minute (plus Q&A) introductory webinars presented the basic technologies and designs used in communication satellites, and the system considerations that underlie the selection of a particular type of system.
Member Price: $99 $79 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 $99 USD | Student Member Price: $7.99 USD

 

Fundamentals of Communicating by Satellite (Parts 1 and 2)
These two 90 minute (plus Q&A) webinars presented the basic principles involved in satellite communications, starting with a definition of key terms and an explanation of the principles involved in the modulation, coding, and transmission of information.
Member Price: $99 $79 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 $99 USD | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

Space Systems: Risk Analysis and Management
This 75-minute Webinar first identifies selected typical space system failures and their causes. Failure analyses includes the Weibull distribution and its failure rate, mean time to failure, hazard function reliability (survival) function, and conditional, reliability function.
Member Price: $99 $49 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 $79 USD | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

Advanced Composite Materials and Structures
In this 90 minute presentation we consider key aspects of the four classes of composites, including properties, key manufacturing methods, design considerations, analysis overview, lessons learned and applications. We also consider future directions, including nanocomposites.
Member Price: $99 $49 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 $79 USD | Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

 

Lessons from the Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (SUGAR) Study
This 1 hour 50 minute webinar summarizes the work accomplished for NASA by the Boeing Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (SUGAR) team during a continuing two phase study which started in 2008.
Member Price: $99 $39 USD | Non-Member Price: $149 $79 USD | Student Member Price: $7.99 USD


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