Aeromechanics Design for Transformative Vertical Flight

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 AHS International Technical Meeting

Aeromechanics Design for Transformative Vertical Flight

January 16 - 19, 2018

Sponsored by AHS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

Holiday Inn at Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, California

Scope: The 2018 AHS Technical Conference on Aeromechanics Design for Transformative Vertical Flight provides a forum to discuss newly emerging aeromechanics challenges of transformative vertical lift vehicle concepts and configurations, and how they influence design methodologies and decisions. Aeromechanics encompasses the technical disciplines of dynamics, aerodynamics, acoustics and flight mechanics, all of which are strong drivers in the design process.

This event includes the 5th Transformative Vertical Flight Workshop on Jan. 18-19.

The General Chair for this conference is Mr. Barry Lakinsmith, U.S. Army Aviation Development Directorate – Aeroflightdynamics Directorate, 650-604-4264, barry.r.lakinsmith.civ@mail.mil and the Technical Chair is Dr. Colin Theodore, NASA Ames Research Center, 650-604-1180, colin.theodore@nasa.gov

Scope: The 2018 AHS Technical Conference on Aeromechanics Design for Transformative Vertical Flight provides a forum to discuss newly emerging aeromechanics challenges of transformative vertical lift vehicle concepts and configurations, and how they influence design methodologies and decisions. Aeromechanics encompasses the technical disciplines of dynamics, aerodynamics, acoustics and flight mechanics, all of which are strong drivers in the design process.

The abstract submission phase has now closed. Final authors will be notified and completed papers will be due Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. See Call for Papers for details.

Call for Papers: Papers are invited in all areas related to rotorcraft aeromechanics and design, including both manned and unmanned vertical lift aerial vehicles. Papers describing new transformative vertical lift vehicle designs and application of advanced aeromechanics technologies to these designs are encouraged. Papers describing revolutionary vehicle concepts and emerging aeromechanics technologies to meet operational requirements of advanced vertical lift aircraft are welcome. Papers that include analytical developments, experimental studies, and correlation/validation efforts are encouraged. Analytical papers may range from basic aerodynamic flows and structural dynamics to comprehensive analyses and high-fidelity computational methods. Experimental papers may span model- to full-scale wind tunnel and flight test programs as well as ground-based flight simulations. Test and evaluation studies enabling insight and improvement in vertical lift aircraft design and aeromechanics characteristics are desired. Finally, the synergy of vertical lift aircraft sizing codes, multidisciplinary aeromechanics analysis, and optimization is of interest.

Hotel: A special group rate has been arranged at the Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf for the meeting. The group rate is $169 per night, excluding tax and occupancy charges. The discounted meeting rate is available until December 5, 2017, after this date reservations requests will be honored based on availability at prevailing rates.

The hotel is surrounded by the attractions and diverse dining options of Fisherman’s Wharf, and is just a few blocks from Pier 39, historic North Beach (San Francisco’s Italian District), and Chinatown. Cable Cars bound for world-class shopping in Union Square originate just a few blocks from the hotel, in addition to tours which include other fun and historical San Francisco sites like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Because there is so much to do within walking distance of the hotel, some guests forgo renting a car, opting to take a cab or airport shuttle from the airport. For airport transfers, the hotel  recommends the Super Shuttle (650-558-8500) or Airport Express (415-775-5121). 

Parking: Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf offers guest parking for overnight guests at the special AHS rate of $43.00/day plus prevailing taxes that are currently at 14%, with in and out privileges.