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Aviation Conference – International Forum on Aeroelasticity & Structural Dynamics

The International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics (IFASD) is the key international conference for engineers and scientists working in the fields of aeroelasticity and structural dynamics.  The forum has been running since 1981 and, following on from the success of IFASD2011 held in Paris, the 2013 Forum will be held in Bristol, UK, the centre of the UK’s aerospace industry

Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics Conference

IFASD2013 will be organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), in collaboration with the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  The Forum Chair will be Professor Jonathan Cooper, who holds the Royal Academy of Engineering Airbus Sir George White Chair of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol.

Aviation & Aerospace Engineering

IFASD2013 will consist of about 200 technical presentations and posters providing a comprehensive snapshot of the current status of industrial practice and research activities in the fields of Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics, covering all TRLs (Technology Readiness Levels) from blue sky research through to applications on full scale aerospace structures.  The technical sessions will include: the Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop, Certification, Computational Aeroelasticity, Control, Experimental Methods, Flapping Wings, Flutter, Gusts, Highly Flexible Aircraft, Loads, Morphing, Nonlinearity, Optimisation, Rotating Systems, Smart Structures, Structural Dynamics, Turbo-Machinery and Uncertainty.

The Keynote speakers are:

•    Tom Wilson – Head of Technical Capability for Aircraft Loads, Airbus.
•    Dewey Hodges – Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
•    Wolf Kruger – Head of Loads Analysis and Aeroelastic Design, DLR Institute of Aeroelasticity

Technical tours will visit Airbus and other local aerospace industries.
Social events will include a reception on Brunel’s SS Great Britain and a dinner to be held at the @Bristol Science Centre.

IFASD2013 will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists and engineers from industry, government and universities to exchange knowledge and findings from current studies, and to discuss directions for future research.

To view more details about IFASD2013 and the organising committee, click here.


Non-Member: £600 + VAT
RAeS Corporate Partner: £550 + VAT
CEAS / AIAA Member: £550 + VAT
RAeS Member: £500 + VAT
Speakers & Chairmen: £500 + VAT


To book a room at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel in Bristol, please click here to receive the discounted rate.  Rooms have been held on behalf of the conference so please mention IFASD and the RAeS if you call to make a reservation directly with the hotel.

If you have any queries, or wish to request details about sponsorship & exhibition opportunities, please contact the RAeS Conference & Events Team on +44 (0)20 7670 4345 or email conference@aerosociety.com


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