Aeromechanics Design for Transformative Vertical Flight

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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

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.

Abstracts are due Friday, July 21, 2017 and completed papers will be due Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. See Call for Papers for details.