6th Aircraft Structural Design Conference

9 October 2018 - 11 October 2018

We The Curious, Bristol


The Royal Aeronautical Society’s 6th Aircraft Structural Design Conference is the only conference in Europe dedicated to aircraft structures and materials.

Undertaken with the support of the University of Bristol, the conference will address the challenges facing the designers of the next generation aircraft, as stricter environmental constraints and increasing pressure to reduce manufacturing & life-cycle costs mean the resulting aircraft will be complex, requiring the use of advanced or novel materials, multi-disciplinary design approaches and solutions operating in a distributed design environment.

Our conference will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies to meet these challenges head-on, so your work stays at the forefront of aircraft design.

You'll have the chance to hear from leading industry experts and academia as they share their ideas, so that you gain the knowledge needed to further your own research.

What to expect

- Opening keynote from Mark Howard AMRAeS, ‎Head of R&T Business Development and Partnerships UK, ‎Airbus Group
- Two streams of presentations by leading industry experts and academia
- Sessions on Optimisation, Aeroelasticity, Morphing, Loads/Loading, Design, Structures & CPRP
- Networking opportunities
- Professional development


Publications Partner 



Non - Member                                                                      £765.00 + VAT
Composites UK Member £665.00 + VAT
RAeS Corporate Member £655.00 + VAT
RAeS Member £545.00 + VAT
Speaker £500.00 + VAT
RAeS Student Member £215.00 + VAT

Speaker Details

Keynote Speakers:

Mark Howard AMRAeS, Head of R&T Business Development and Partnerships UK, ‎Airbus Group

Mark Summers, Head of Technology (Manufacturing, Materials, & Structures), Aerospace Technology Institute

Afzal Suleman, Professor, University of Victoria, Canada

Alan Prior, Vice President, Worldwide Centre of Simulation Excellence, SIMULIA

Roger Assaker, Chief Material Strategist, MSC Software Corporation

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