AePW-3 Overview


The third Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop (AePW-3) will be held in conjunction with the 2023 AIAA SciTech conference. The workshop is an open and impartial forum meant to assess and evaluate the current state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice in computational aeroelastic modeling. The workshop is aimed at understanding the effectiveness of current tools towards predicting aeroelastic phenomena critical for aircraft analysis and design, and also identifying computational and experimental areas of research needing further development. In order to better reflect the diverse needs and backgrounds across the aeroelastic community, the workshop has been broken into four working groups:

  • High-Angle working group (HAWG: focused on transonic buffet and flutter phenomena)
  • High-Speed working group (HSWG: focused on supersonic flow over flexible panels and plates).
  • Large-Deflection working group (LDWG: focused on slender wings undergoing large nonlinear structural deformations)
  • Flight-Test working group (FTWG: focused on flutter mechanisms involving rigid body motions)
Research from each of these working groups will be presented at the workshop, followed by a detailed discussion and interpretation of the results. Re-analysis and future workshop plans will also be discussed. The AePW-3 is sponsored by the AIAA Structural Dynamics Technical Committee.

Latest from AePW-3

Workshop Dates: January 21-22, 2023

Workshop Presentations and Recordings

AePW-3 Organizing Committee:

  • Walter Silva, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Daniella Raveh, Technion
  • Carlos Cesnik, University of Michigan
  • Markus Ritter, DLR
  • Rafawl Palacios, Imperial College London
  • Adam Jirasek, USAFA
  • Jeff Ouellette, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Eric Blades, ATA Engineering
  • Bret Stanford, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Pawel Chwalowski, NASA Langley Research Center

Working Groups

Within AePW-3, there are four Working Groups

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High Angle Working Group

Lead: Pawel Chwalowski

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High Speed Working Group

Lead: Eric Blades

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Large Deflection Working Group

Lead: Markus Ritter

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Flight Test Working Group

Lead: Alex Chin & Jeffrey Ouellette