The AHS Hampton Roads Chapter will hold its Rotorcraft Structures and Survivability Specialists' Meeting at the Crowne Plaza Williamsburg (Fort Magruder Inn) in Williamsburg, Virginia, October 29-31, 2013. Save the date!
The theme of the planned 2½ day conference is “Structures Solutions for Future Vertical Lift.” The meeting will consist of unclassified, unrestricted meetings held at the Crown Plaza at Fort Magruder, Williamsburg, Virginia. The meeting will highlight research and development efforts, both current and planned, related to manned and unmanned rotorcraft structures, crash safety, and vulnerability reduction.
- Structures: Topics of interest include technology
applicable to both developmental and legacy aircraft including durability and
damage tolerance, fatigue and fracture mechanics, advanced metallic and
composite structures, and structural design criteria. In general, related topics on affordability, operational
sustainability, weight reduction, advanced or novel concepts, and manufacturing
methods are desirable. Topics on the use
of design tools for structural optimization or rapid design and analysis, such
as knowledge-based systems and simulations, are also encouraged.
Safety: Presentations are invited
for all aspects of crashworthiness and aviation safety relating to rotorcraft
and other V/STOL aircraft. Emphasis is
given to recent developments of new structural design concepts, minimizing
occupant post-crash injuries and fatalities, systems integration analyses that
enhance occupant safety while minimizing aircraft systems cost and weight, crash
criteria for multi-category rotorcraft, and computational techniques that have
the potential to provide low cost design validation.
- Vulnerability Reduction: Presentations are invited relating to design, analysis, and structures technologies that reduce aircraft vulnerability. Topics may include threat and structural response modeling, advanced structural concepts for ballistic tolerance, integrating ballistic protection into primary structure, and design criteria and concepts for optimizing ballistic protection while minimizing cost and weight.
The Specialists’ Meeting General Chair is Mr. Jon Schuck, US Army RDECOM. Technical Chairs are Dr. Karen Jackson, NASA Langley, Dr. Mark Robeson, US Army RDECOM, and Mr. Nate Bordick, US Army RDECOM.
The Call for Papers and additional information can be found at http://www.ahs-hrc.org/next-symposiumhelmot.html. The abstract submittal deadline is Monday, July 22, 2013.