10th Australian Pacific Vertiflite Conference on VTOL Technology 2019

10th Australian Pacific Vertiflite Conference on Helicopter Technology 2019

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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT Melbourne Campus Map PDF)
Swanston Street, Building 12, Level 10, Lecture Theatre 2
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Feb. 27–28, 2019 (Short Course on Feb. 26)

The series of the Australian Pacific Vertiflite Conference on VTOL Technology was created in 1995 by the VFS Australia Chapter as a regional helicopter technical forum. Since its establishment, it has successfully progressed in having a forum every two years.

The 10th Australian Pacific Vertiflite Conference on Helicopter Technology 2019 is being organized jointly by the VFS Australia, India and Singapore Chapters during the Australian International Airshow week, providing delegates the opportunity to visit the airshow alongside the conference. The conference will take place on February 27-28 at the RMIT University campus, preceded by a full-day workshop on wind turbine energy (PDF syllabus) presented by Dr. Lakshmi Sankar, Georgia Tech, on February 26th. It will continue on March 1 at the airshow, taking place at Avalon Airport at Geelong. All (paid) conference registrants will receive a complimentary trade pass to visit the Avalon Air Show.

Shane FairweatherThe conference will focus on the status of future vertical lift advancements covering design, development, operation and support, both manned and unmanned.

The presentations will range from keynote addresses to invited presentations and panel discussions from government bodies, industry, regulators, research organisations and academia.

The Opening Address will be given by Mr. Shane Fairweather, First Assistant Secretary, Helicopter Systems Division of the Australian Government Department of Defence.


Registration Rates
Regular Attendees US$325
Fully Retired or Student US$220
Wind Turbine Short Course (Feb. 26)* US$275
*Full-day short course; students should bring laptops to conduct hands-on analysis.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Dr. Lakshmi Sankar: Wind Turbine Short Course
PRELIMINARY AGENDA
Time Activity/Presentation Presenters
Wednesday, 27 February 2019
0800–0900 Registration Conference organizers
0900–0905 Day 1 Briefing Mr. Bob Hood, Technical Chair
0905–0915 Welcome Address Dr. Arvind Sinha, Conference Chair
0915–0945 Opening Address Mr. Shane Fairweather, First Assistant Secretary, Australia Dept. of Defence
0945–1030 Keynote Address 1 RADM Colin Lawrence, Head, Navy Engineering, Australia
1030–1100 Morning Tea & Coffee
1100–1130 MRH90 Taipan and ARH Tiger Operations Peter de Waard, Chief Engineer, Airbus Australia
1130–1200 Considerations for Aviation Operations at Sea Colonel Javier Ball, USMC (Ret.)
1200–1300 Stand-Up Working Lunch
1345–1415 eVTOL Performance Potential Dr. Graham Dorrington, RMIT University
1415-1445 RANS CFD Modelling for XC-142 Tiltwing Application Dr. Chunhua Sheng, University of Toledo, USA
1445–1515 Afternoon Tea & Coffee
1515–1545 Pegasus Post Crash Buoyancy for Helicopters Tim Lyons, One Atmosphere, Australia
1545–1615 Ship-Helicopter Dynamic Interference with CFD Coupled Rotor Model Daniel Linton, University of Sydney/DSTG
1615–1645 Aeroelastic Analysis of Shipboard Helicopter Engagement & Disengagement Operations Michael Groom, University of Sydney/DSTG
1645–1715 Aerodynamics of Anhedral Rotor Tips Dr. Lakshmi Sankar, Georgia Tech, USA
1900–2200 Conference Banquet, Tech Presentations and Awards Rydges on Swanston: Roof Deck
Thursday, 28 February 2019
0800–0900 Registration Conference organizers
0900–0915 Day 2 Briefing Dr. Arvind Sinha, Conference Chair
0915–1000 Keynote Address 3 – Hybrid-Electric Long-Range VTOL Aircraft Mr. Saleem Zaheer, XTI Aircraft, USA
1000–1030 Design & Development of the Humming Buzz Individual Flying Machine Dr. Dan Schrage, VLRCOE, Georgia Tech, USA
1030–1100 Morning Tea & Coffee
1100–1130 Advancements in FVL Reliability Determination Dr. Adrijan Ribaric, Sentient Science, USA
1130–1200 Rotorcraft Obstacle Avoidance Simulator Environment (ROSE) Project Will Trautman, Georgia Tech, USA
1200–1300 Stand-Up Working Lunch
1300–1345 Keynote Address 4 – Australian Military Helicopter Research & Support Steve Harrison, DSTG, Australia
1345–1415 Innovative Sustainment of ADF Helicopter Structural Integrity Anthea Mills, QinetiQ, Australia
1415–1445 DST Project on Helicopter Advanced Fatigue Test–Test Demonstrator Tony Mills, DSTG, Australia
1445–1515 Afternoon Tea & Coffee
1515–1545 Unsteady Detached Eddy Simulations of Rotor Blades Mr. Ying Luo, University of Sydney/DSTG
1545–1615 Novel Methods to Determine Hydrothermal Residual Stresses in Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite Materials Mr. Paul Adcock, Monash University/DSTG
1615–1645 Concluding Remarks Dr. Arvind Sinha, Conference Chair

Questions? Please contact Technical Chair, Mr. Bob Hood.


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