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9th International Symposium on Scale Modeling

9th International Symposium on Scale Modeling

2-4 March 2022 , Naples, Italy

Scale modeling covers almost all fields of engineering and is often applied to medicine, meteorology, biology etc.

Because of its interdisciplinary nature, Professor Emori (the founder of scale modeling theory) knew there was a need for international communication among a wide range of scale modeling researchers. He initiated the first international symposium on scale modeling in 1988 in Tokyo under the sponsorship of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Following this first successful ISSM, so far eight symposia were held:

  • ISSM-2 at Lexington, KY, USA in 1998,
  • ISSM-3 at Nagoya, Japan in 2000,
  • ISSM-4 at Cleveland, OH, USA in 2003,
  • ISSM-5 at Choshi, Japan in 2006,
  • ISSM-6 at Kauai, HI, USA in 2009,
  • ISSM-7 at Hirosaki, Japan in 2013 and
  • ISSM-8 at Portland, OR, USA in 2017.

The symposium is the expression of International Scale Modeling Committee which now has also founded Progress in Scale Modeling (PSMIJ), an International Open Access Journal: https://uknowledge.uky.edu/psmij/

Also, the works presented in the past editions are collected in two volumes edited by Springer:

https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9781402086816

https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319103075

This edition is co-organized with

  • AIDAA, the Italian Associaton of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
  • WaveSet S.R.L., the start-up company originated from the research group which hosts the symposium.
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Luigi Broglio e le attività aerospaziali italiane tra passato e futuro

Luigi Broglio e le attività aerospaziali italiane tra passato e futuro

13 November 2021, Palazzo Marini, Borgofranco d’Ivrea (TO)

Celebrazioni in onore del Gen. Prof. Ing. Luigi Broglio nel 110° Anniversario della nascita e 20° Anniversario della morte.

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Centenario di A.I.D.A.A

Centenario associazione italiana di aeronautica e astronautica 1920-2020

7 DICEMBRE 2021, ROMA

La storia dell’AIDAA inizia nel 1920, anno della costituzione del suo nucleo storico AIDA e celebra nel 2020 un secolo di vita. La celebrazione del centenario verrà effettuata il giorno martedì 7 dicembre 2021 presso la Casa dell’Aviatore a Roma.

Il programma prevede:

  •  9:45 – 10:30: Ingresso e registrazione (solo con Green Pass).
  • 10:30 – 12:30: Cerimonia celebrativa durante la quale interverranno esponenti dell’A.I.D.A.A. e rappresentanti istituzionali.
  • 12:30: Aperitivo e pranzo di gala per tutti i convenuti.

 

Registrazione

Per motivi legati alla attuale situazione è necessaria la preventiva registrazione compilando e inviando il modulo d’iscrizione qui allegato ed il pagamento della quota pari a €80,00.

L’ iscrizione prevede la partecipazione all’evento, il pranzo di gala presso la Casa dell’Aviatore ed una borsa con pubblicazione storica dell’AIDAA (per i soli soci che non l’hanno ancora ricevuta) e gadget inerenti la celebrazione.

Il pagamento può esser effettuato Bonifico Bancario:

UNICREDIT Ag. ROMA B MARCELLO

Largo Benedetto Marcello 198 – 00198 Roma

IBAN: IT 83 F 02008 05164 000005064973

BIC SWIFT: UNCRITM1B57.

Intestato a: A.I.D.A.A. Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica, Casella Postale 227, 00187 ROMA V.R. Oggetto: Centenario A.I.D.A.A. – nome del partecipante.

Per i soci che si erano già iscritti pagando la quota di registrazione all’evento previsto per il 2020, sarà sufficiente inviare conferma di partecipazione a info@aidaa.it.

 

*Si ricorda che per l’ingresso alla Casa dell’Aviatore è richiesto abbigliamento formale.

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33rd Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Science

33rd Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Science

4-9 September 2022, Stockholm

The 33rd Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) will take place in Stockholm in 4–9 September 2022, bringing together a global array of topics and participants as the only true international forum that covers the world of aeronautics. The scientific portion of the congress will take place at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, which is a world-class facility, extremely conveniently located and that affords beautiful views of the Stockholm waterfront.

As it is usual, the ICAS Congress technical program, will cover the core aeronautical disciplines such as Aircraft Design, Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Materials and Structures, Systems and Subsystems, and Controls. Moreover, as ICAS has been doing for the last congresses, current topics that address emerging technologies that lead to improved performance, a cleaner or quieter environment, or more agile development processes are also planned for the technical program. However, consistent with the unprecedent times that we are living through, the program will also address technical aspects associated with healthier and safer air circulation conditions inside airplanes, airport procedures and other issues that became relevant throughout the current pandemic.

Abstract due: 10 February 2022

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Aerospace Europe Conference 2021

Aerospace Europe Conference 2021

23-26 November 2021, Warsaw

The Aerospace Europe Conference 2021 will be held in Warsaw, 23-26 November 2021. The conference will be organized by CEAS together with Polish Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics , Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation & Warsaw University of Technology. Due to the uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, two forms of conference are considered – traditional (face-to-face) and on-line. Maybe the hybrid form that will combine classical sessions for limited number of participants with on-line connection will be the best solution.

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Full Flight Simulator: testing and research platform

Full Flight Simulator: testing and research platform

14, 21, 28 JANUARY 2022, 4 FEBRUARY 2022

The webinar deals with an introduction to the world of flight simulators employed as research platforms and not exclusively as training tools. The main simulator levels, recognized by the EASA, European Union Aviation Safety Agency, will be firstly described focusing on FFS (Full Flight Simulator). Then, the main research contexts, taking advantage of flight simulators, will be presented with some referenced research activities. This will be followed by the description of research topics concerning the human factor and comfort in the simulated environments of cockpit and cabin.

Firstly, the objective and subjective techniques used to evaluate the aeronautical human factor will be described. Next, the main subjective tests for real-time and post-tasks are given, evaluating the main advantages and drawbacks. Then, objective measurement based on existing technologies will be introduced, particularly sensors exploitable inside the aircraft. Also, for these techniques, the main advantages and drawbacks will be shown. Finally, a brief overview of the mathematical correlation tools that can relate the two types of measurement data will be presented with reference to some experimental study cases.

In the second part of the course, the research topic of aviation comfort will be introduced. First, the human body’s biodynamic modelling techniques will be described with an overview of the models employed in the aeronautical framework, followed by experimental results. Finally, the analytical and numerical modelling will be shown with examples of evaluation on the human body’s comfort indexes with aeronautical manufacturers’ restrictions.

Learning objectives: Simulator classification, standards, and experimental research activities; Human Factors in cockpit and cabin environment; Human Body Comfort for pilot and passenger.

Target audience: doctoral students, non-academic professionals, and undergraduate students.

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There are no registration fees for AIDAA members. In case you are not an AIDAA member, please register here.

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    Introduction to the design of LEO nanosatellite orbits for local coverage

    Introduction to the design of LEO nanosatellite orbits for local coverage

    16, 18 NOVEMBER 2021

    This webinar introduces the design of orbits for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) nanosatellites and nanosatellite’s constellations to maximise local transmission or coverage capacity with a limited number of satellites. It will describe the main drivers in determining orbital evolution in Low Earth Orbit considering the perturbed two-body problem of Keplerian orbital dynamic and deriving the expression for repeated ground track and revisit time considering different coverage or visibility conditions with multiple ground stations. Finally, the webinar will present the application of orbit analysis investigations to maximise the visibility of single satellites from multiple ground stations and optimise local coverage patterns using special architectures for regional constellation design (Walker and flower constellations) aimed at continuous optical and SAR monitoring of large infrastructures.

    Learning objectives:

    • Classical and perturbed two-body orbital flight dynamics;
    • Repeated ground track orbits and revisits time calculation;
    • Regional constellation design.

    Target audience: doctoral students interested in Earth orbit nanosat constellations design, engineers who aspire to a deeper understanding of applied orbital dynamics, technical or non-technical professionals new to the space industry who need an introduction to the problem of orbital design in LEO.

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    Planetary Probes Entry and Descent Science

    Planetary Probes Entry and Descent Science

    8-9 NOVEMBER 2021

    Deliver robotic platforms and, in the next future, human missions on a planetary body with an atmosphere is a significant technological challenge. Onboard data acquired during Entry Descent and Landing (EDL) mission phases are typically used to verify the engineering system performances. Nevertheless, such data carry out much information of great scientific value. This webinar introduces the post-flight analysis of EDL mission data with a particular focus on the reconstruction of atmospheric profiles building upon the experience with past missions such as Huygens end ExoMars-2016 and presenting real-world case studies.

    Topics:

    • Introduction to entry, descent and landing technologies with related onboard instrumentation. Overview of past and future planetary exploration missions.
    • Basic aerodynamics of aeroshells and parachute systems, guidance, navigation and control issues.
    • Entry and descent phase modelling and simulation. Case study: ExoMars-2022 entry and descent simulation.
    • Methods and algorithms for the reconstruction of trajectory and atmospheric profiles from onboard data. Bayesian techniques for data assimilation. Case study: ExoMars-2016 Schiaparelli data analysis.

    Learning objectives:

    • Understand EDL challenges and current technologies.
    • Understand aeroshell and parachute aerodynamic, dynamical modelling and entry and descent phases simulation issues.
    • Implement methods and algorithms to reconstruct both the vehicle trajectory and the atmospheric structure from inertial data.
    • Application of Bayesian techniques for data assimilation and multi-sensor fusion.

    Target audience: doctoral students, non-academic professionals, and undergraduate students.

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    Innovative propulsion system in service of small satellites

    Innovative propulsion system in service of small satellites

    4 NOVEMBER 2021

    Small satellites are the new dominant platforms in the new space economy. Thanks to the very high capabilities of the electronic systems, small satellite, especially if working within the frame of a constellation, can provide innovative services with a cost not achievable from big satellites. However, to fully exploit their huge potential such a platform has specific need both in term of access to orbit and movement in space.

    Regarding orbit access, most of the platforms fly as piggy bag on big launcher. This mean that they cannot choose the right orbit and they must fly within a schedule which is not based on their need. Around the world several companies are developing micro launchers to provide a dedicated access to space to small platforms. Micro launchers require the development of innovative propulsion systems capable to combine high performances with reasonable costs.

    Once in orbit micro satellites need to reach the right altitude, the right phasing within the orbit and to maintain its position. To do it they do require an onboard propulsion system. These thrusters need to be designed to respect the reduced size of such a platform and to allow low recurring costs. Moreover, innovative missions, such as for example very low earth orbit (VLEO) require dedicated thruster to accomplish the specific mission, in VLEO for example a thruster capable of performing continuous drag compensation is required. These new scenarios open new challenges and opportunities for new innovative technology capable of reaching the right compromise between costs and performances.

    Object of this webinar is to provide an overview of the ongoing market scenario related to small platforms than to provide an overview of the most innovative micro launchers developed or currently under development, and finally to provide an overview of the most promising propulsion systems suitable for small satellites developed or currently under development.

    Learning objectives: market scenario, micro launchers, small thrusters.

    Target audience: doctoral students, non-academic professionals, and undergraduate students.

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    There are no registration fees for AIDAA members. In case you are not an AIDAA member, please register here.

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      Sound transmission control through optimized composite sandwich lattice panels

      Sound transmission control through optimized composite sandwich lattice panels

      8-15-22-29 OCTOBER 2021

      This webinar provides an overview of recent developments in sound transmission control through aeronautical panel structures. In the first part, general definitions of the sound transmission efficiency parameters are given; moreover, the classical and advanced structural models used to analyze sandwich structures are depicted. In the second part of the webinar, the attention is focused on recent industrial interests such as 3d-printed lattice materials used for the design of sandwich cores, the homogenization of the lattice material properties is introduced. Furthermore, the passive damping of the multilayered panels can be improved by using soft viscoelastic materials; therefore, their modelling with classical Kelvin-Voigt or fractional derivatives models is explained. In the last part of the webinar, the structural optimization problem is introduced; the original contributions of the authors define a new particle swarm optimization model called the Population Decline Swarm Optimization method. Finally, some case studies concerning the sound transmission control through optimized multilayered shell composite sandwich panels with lattice core embedding viscoelastic sheets are discussed.

      Learning objectives:

      • Structural models for composite sandwich panels
      • Properties evaluation of lattice materials
      • Sound transmission optimization of aeronautical panels

      Target audience: doctoral students, non-academic professionals, and undergraduate students.

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