25–29 June 2018
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

Courses and Workshops


Stay at the top of your game with AIAA's continuing education offerings. You will leave with invaluable improvements and solutions that you can put to immediate use.

5th AIAA Workshop on Benchmark Problems for Airframe Noise Computations (BANC-V)

23-24 June 2018, 0800-1700 hrs
This workshop will provide a forum for a thorough assessment of simulation-based noise-prediction tools in the context of airframe configurations, including both near-field unsteady flow and the acoustic radiation generated via the interaction of this flow with solid surfaces. Participants will identify current gaps in physical understanding, experimental databases, and prediction capability for the major sources of airframe noise. The BANC-V workshop, organized by the AIAA Aeroacoustics Technical Committee, will identify current gaps in physical understanding, experimental databases, and prediction capability for the major sources of airframe noise;  Help determine best practices and accelerate the development of benchmark quality datasets;  Promote coordinated studies of common configurations for maximum impact on the current state of the art in the understanding and prediction of airframe noise. More Details.

Design of Electric and Hybrid-Electric Aircraft

23-24 June 2018, 0800-1700 hrs
In this course, participants learn about current development in electric and hybrid electric aircraft. Participants will learn how to design electric and hybrid electric aircraft starting from the top-level aircraft requirements. Design examples will include an electric air taxi and a hybrid-electric aircraft with distributed propulsion. Various powertrains will be examined including pure electric, parallel hybrid, serial hybrid, and combinations. It will be demonstrated which design variables are unique to electric and hybrid electric aircraft and how the sizing process of the powertrain components can be carried out. More Details.

Missile Aerodynamics

23-24 June 2018, 0800-1700 hrs 
A system-level approach is provided for missile aerodynamic design, development, and system engineering. The methods presented are generally simple closed-form analytical expressions that are physics-based, to provide insight into the primary driving parameters. Sizing examples are presented for rocket-powered missiles, ramjet-powered missiles, turbo-jet powered missiles, and guided bombs. Typical values of missile aerodynamic parameters and the characteristics of current operational missiles are presented. Videos illustrate missile aerodynamic development activities and performance. Each student will design, build, and fly a small air rocket in a design, build, and fly competition. The instructor’s textbook Missile Design and System Engineering (Fleeman, AIAA, 2012) will be provided as part of the course registration. More Details.

Practical Design Methods for Aircraft and Rotorcraft Flight Control for Manned and UAV Applications with Hands-on Training using CONDUIT®

23-24 June 2018, 0800-1730 hrs  
The course will be a combination of lectures, interspersed with associated hands-on lab exercises (aircraft and rotorcraft) to be completed by the students on their own computers using the standalone version of CONDUIT® that is also provided with the book. While our design approach is based on multi-objective parametric optimization, we intend that course attendees who use a different design method will still find the course a useful and comprehensive presentation of well validated flight-control principles and rules of thumb. This course should challenge the practicing engineer to consider where their flight-control processes can be improved or augmented. The many examples from recent manned and UAV aircraft programs illustrate the effectiveness of this technology for rapidly solving difficult integration problems. Also, while we make reference the basic tenants of feedback control theory, our focus in this course is on reducing the theoretical methods of aircraft and rotorcraft flight control to design practice for students and working-level engineers.

Course reference is the “Practical Methods for Aircraft and Rotorcraft Flight Control Design: An Optimization Based Approach” (AIAA, 2017) which is included with the course registration. More Details.


Please contact Jason Cole if you have any questions about courses and workshops at AIAA forums.

Dates to Remember

  • Manuscript Deadline: 16 May 2018
  • Early Mem Reg Deadline: 04 Jun 2018
  • Cancellation Deadline: 11 Jun 2018

FAQsContact UsPoliciesMedia