Today’s aerostructures require stringent conflicting technical and certification as well as financial requirements compliance. There was a strong feeling among the IBCAST community to include a chapter aimed at providing a platform for sharing novel ideas and experience of the local and foreign research and industrial communities. This forum, named as Aerostructures, is now introduced that will encompass the numerous challenges faced during the design, development and testing phases of aerostructures. Invariably, these phases are completed with the help of efficient numerical tools, e.g. finite element method, boundary element method, smooth particle hydrodynamics, linked with high performance computing. The research areas that will be discussed in the forum include, but not limited to;

  • Aircraft/Aerospace structural design and modeling approaches
  • Static and dynamic aeroelsticity and flight loads
  • Vibration, acoustics and model analysis and testing
  • Low and high velocity impact
  • Fracture and damage tolerance
  • Fatigue life assessment
  • Sandwich structures, Design, fabrication and failure analysis
  • Structural Optimization
  • Biomechanics
  • Advanced manufacturing techniques
  • Advanced testing techniques