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4th Aerospace PhD-Days

4th Aerospace PhD-Days

6 - 9 May 2024, Scopello (TP)

The fourth edition of the Aerospace PhD-Days will be held in Scopello (TP), Sicily, from the 6th to the 9th of May 2024.

During the congress, PhD students will have the possibilities to share their activities to the colleagues all over the world and, thus, to create a net of the International young researchers; moreover, it will be possible to have a complete overview of the whole research activities in Aerospace.

The Aerospace PhD-Days are open to any PhD student in Aerospace Science and Engineering or with a PhD topic in the aerospace field. PhD graduated in 2024 are welcomed too. In order to participate, an extended abstract (4 pages) on the PhD topic or part of it must be submitted.

The main topics will be related to aeronautics, space, and aviation.

Congresses and events, Past events

5° edizione del Premio in memoria del prof. Franco Persiani

5° Edizione del Premio in memoria del Prof. Franco Persiani

31 October 2023, Forlì, Italy

L’AIDAA annuncia la pubblicazione del bando della 5° edizione del Premio in memoria del Professore Franco Persiani, di cui è promotrice unitamente al Centro Studi Franco Persiani e a Serinar. Il premio è destinato a laureati in Ingegneria Aerospaziale o Aerospace Engineering in qualsiasi Università italiana che hanno discusso la propria tesi di laurea magistrale sul tema “Innovazione per il settore aeronautico”  nel periodo dal 1 ottobre 2022 al 30 settembre 2023. La scadenza per presentare le domande è fissata al 31 ottobre 2023. 

Il prof. Persiani è stato dal 2009 al 2013 presidente dell’AIDAA.

Maggiori informazioni sul premio e sul bando possono essere trovate qui.

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AIDAA XXVII International Congress

AIDAA XXVII International Congress

4 - 7 September 2023, Padova

The Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (A.I.D.A.A.) XXVII International Congress will be held in Padova from the 4th to the 7th of September 2023.

The AIDAA Congress is the biennial congress of the Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica ed Astronautica and it is the 27th in the Congress series. The AIDAA Congress brings together an international community of academics and industry professionals to discuss the latest findings in aeronautics and astronautics sciences and technologies. The AIDAA 2023 technical program will include plenary and parallel sessions, keynote speeches, mini-symposia and other events.

Courses

International Workshop on Design & Verification of Spacecraft Structures

International Workshop on Design & Verification of Spacecraft Structures

13th December, 2022. 15-18 CEST; 20th December, 2022, 8.30-11.30 CEST; 10th January, 2022, 8.30-11.30 CEST

The International Workshop on Design & Verification of Spacecraft Structures is organized by AIDAA and Politecnico di Torino, the course is held online and at Politecnico di Torino (Energy Center) in three dates:

  • Dec 13th, 2022, 15:00-18:00, Energy Center & online
    Alberto Garcia de Miguel, SISW
    Environmental acoustic testing of space structures: state of the art and beyond
  • Dec 20th, 2022, 8:30-11:30, online
    Adriano Calvi, ESA
    Defining spacecraft mechanical loads: a road map from design to verification
  • Jan 10th, 2023, 8:30-11:30, Energy Center & online
    Pietro Nali, TAS-I
    Analysis and testing of space structures

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    Introduction to the design of LEO nanosatellite orbits for global and local coverage

    Introduction to the design of LEO nanosatellite orbits for global and local coverage

    12/13 December 2022

    This webinar will present the main criteria needed to optimize the design of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations for global and local coverage.  It will describe the main drivers in defining constellation architecture and provide mathematical means to implement trade off and optimization studies. Orbital evolution will be analyzed using perturbed two-body Keplerian equations and expressions for repeated ground track and revisit time orbits will be derived. Starting from an overview of constellations for global coverage (Walker and Street of Coverage) the webinar will focus on local coverage patterns using special architectures for regional constellation design (flower constellations) aimed at continuous monitoring of areas of interest. Optimization approaches based on genetic algorithms and particle swarm will be described. Applications of constellations for analysis of dedicated areas (Veneto region) will be presented along with examples of configuration achieving maximized visibility from multiple ground stations.

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      Numerical modelling of hypersonic flows

      Numerical modelling of hypersonic flows

      09 December 2022 09 December 2022

      This webinar Introduces the fundamentals of thermochemical modeling and numerical simulation of high-temperature hypersonic flows in the laminar and turbulent regimes.

      Syllabus

      • Introduction to hypersonic flows
      • Properties and thermophysical modeling of high-temperature flows
      • Compressibility effects on high-speed turbulence
      • Classical shock-capturing schemes
      • High-order numerical schemes for compressible turbulent flows

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        An overview on space debris protection best practices

        An overview on space debris protection best practices

        28-29 November 2022 9:00-11:00 CET

        Space debris represent a real threat to the Earth orbit access and utilization. In the development and management of a space mission, it is important to focus on the evaluation of impact risk, the protection of spacecraft from debris impact, and the modelling of impact-induced fragmentation.

        This webinar will focus on the current status and the most promising advancements in this field, introducing the best practices suggested by the scientific community and focusing on specific case studies. Attendees will learn about recent advances in catastrophic fragmentation modelling due to hypervelocity impact, impact risk assessment, spacecraft protection.

        The last hour of the webinar will focus on impact testing, with details on the existing technologies and facilities and the current perspectives for the sector.

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          Planetary Probes Entry and Descent Science

          Planetary Probes Entry and Descent Science

          14-15 November 2022 10:00-12:00 CET

          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.

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            International Symposium on Multi-scale Mechanics of Composites

            International Symposium on Multi-scale Mechanics of Composites

            27-28 October 2022 08:30-12:30 CEST

            Syllabus

            The symposium “Multi-scale mechanics of composites” aims at outlining the state-of-the-art and the perspectives of the research in the field of multi-scale modelling for advanced composites materials and structures. Scientists and experts will be invited to share their latest research ideas and results in this research direction. This symposium is supported by the International Joint Research Center for Impact Dynamics and Its Engineering Applications, and the Structural Mechanics Behavior Science and Technology Innovation Intelligence Base.

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              The Space Environment Interaction Engineering: Physics, Test Technology, and Experimental Validation

              The Space Environment Interaction Engineering: Physics, Test Technology, and Experimental Validation

              25 October, 3 and 8 November 2022

              In order to use space for scientific and commercial purposes, it is necessary to understand the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) space environment where most of the activities are now and will be in the future, carried out. LEO environment includes severe hazards such as Atomic Oxygen (AO), Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation, Ionizing Radiation, High Vacuum, Plasma, Micrometeoroids, Debris, Severe Temperature Cycles, and, for some systems, the Re-Entry Environment. It is important to note that these environmental characteristics do simultaneously affect the space systems, materials, and structures, with a remarkable synergistic effect. In order to understand these synergistic effects, whether experimental or theoretical, numerical approaches are of essential importance, as the comprehension of the operative environment becomes a key point to extending the operative life of satellites and structures and withstanding aggressive conditions.

              The course is based on the physics of Space Environment and it is completed with an in-depth analysis of both ground testing methods and the validation of experimental tests according to current regulations given by the major agencies such as ESA and NASA.

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