Today's aerospace structures require stringent conflicting technical and certification as well as financial requirements compliance. These requirements can be met effectively only with an extensive program of interaction of researchers both from academia and industry. IBCAST is one such conference in Pakistan that provides a platform through its Aerostructures chapter for the researchers from within Pakistan and abroad to share their experiences and knowledge in this important field of science and technology. This forum encompass numerous challenges faced by the aerospace industry during the design, development and testing phases and which can only be met by the use of state of the art computational tools, e.g. finite element method, boundary element method, smooth particle hydrodynamics etc. coupled with powerful computing hardware. The research areas that will be discussed in the forum include, but not limited to;

  • Aerospace structural design
  • Static, dynamic and thermal structural simulation
  • Static and dynamic aeroelsticity
  • Vibration, acoustics and model analysis and testing
  • Large strain and strain rate impact simulation
  • Fracture and damage tolerance
  • Fatigue life assessment
  • Structural optimization
  • Biomechanics
  • Advanced manufacturing techniques
  • Advanced testing techniques