Recent Developments & Advances in Aeroelasticity

14 March 2016

The Royal Aeronautical Society


Since the first successful solution of the flutter problem on the Handley Page 0/400 in 1916, the science of aeroelasticity, resulting from the interaction of aerodynamic forces on flexible structures, has had a significant effect on the design and certification of aerospace structures. As well as the potentially catastrophic phenomena of flutter and divergence, the aeroelastic static and dynamic behaviour also influences the loads, structural response and flight performance.

Recent research has employed advanced aerodynamic methods to improve aeroelastic predictions, and also investigated the possibility of using aeroelastic deflections to enhance aircraft performance.

This workshop will provide an overview of the current state of the art of aeroelastic modelling and certification and the effect that aeroelasticity has on aerospace vehicle design and on some other structures susceptible to flutter. Future technical requirements and research directions will also be discussed.

Presentations will be given by representatives from the civil and military aircraft industries, complemented by talks from academia describing recent research advances. The event will also include a historical perspective on the flutter analysis of the HP O/400.

Details of the programme can be found by clicking the link on the right hand side. Register online or by completing the booking form and returning it to the RAeS Conference and Events Department via email to


Non-Member: £190 + VAT

RAeS Corporate Partner: £160 + VAT

RAeS Member: £140 + VAT

RAeS Baseline Member: £80 VAT

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