von Karman Institute Lecture Series and Events

Lecture Series - Aeroelasticity across Engineering Applications

Monday 14 November 2022 - Friday 18 November 2022

Aeroelasticity across engineering applications

Figure: Vorticity contours of a stalling aerofoil at high angle of attack

This on-site and online lecture series aims to give a thorough overview of aeroelasticity across applications ranging from aerospace to civil engineering. The lecture series is designed to provide a theoretical introduction to aeroelasticity followed by insights into the state of the art of aeroelastic research and practice. It is aimed at students and professionals and will cover analytical, computational and experimental methods. It will be delivered by internal and internationally renowned external experts from academia and industry.

The lectures are organised in thematic areas with specific days allocated to aeronautics, turbomachinery and wind engineering, giving participants an opportunity to expand their interdisciplinary knowledge and discover synergies across engineering sectors. Examples will demonstrate the importance of aeroelastic analysis for cutting edge technologies, drawing from the experience of the VKI and lecturers.

At the end of the course, participants will have a solid understanding of aeroelastic principles and phenomena to support root cause analyses and engineering design processes. It is possible to attend selected days at a reduced rate, and there will be opportunities for attendees to network and discuss their specialist applications.

The lecture series is directed by Prof. Grigorios Dimitriadis, University of Liège, and Dr. Sina Stapelfeldt, Imperial College London, both also Adjunct Professors at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI).

Location

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Waterloosesteenweg 72

B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode (near Brussels)

Parking

Parking places are available on the premises, just before the security fence.

To enter, please ring the bell at the fence.

Programme (UTC+2)

Monday 14 Novembre 2022

8:30 Registration

9:00 Welcome Address & Welcome
Prof. Frank Eulitz, Prof. Jeroen van Beeck, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium 

Introduction to Aeroelasticity: Aerodynamic and Structural Modelling

9:00 Overview of aeroelasticity and its importance in emerging technologies
Prof. Grigorios Dimitriadis, University of Liège, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Aerodynamic modelling: Potential methods
Prof. Grigorios Dimitriadis, University of Liège, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Aerodynamic modelling: Higher fidelity methods
Dr. Sina Stapelfeldt, Imperial College London, UK & von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

15:15 Coffee break

15:45 Structural modelling: Linear and nonlinear methods
Prof. Grigorios Dimitriadis, University of Liège, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

17:00 Reception

Tuesday 15 Novembre 2022

Introduction to aeroelastic phenomena

09:00 Static aeroelasticity: static divergence, control reversal
Prof. Grigorios Dimitriadis, University of Liège, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Classical Flutter  
Dr. Sina Stapelfeldt, Imperial College London, UK & von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Dynamic Stall and Stall Flutter
Dr. Sina Stapelfeldt, Imperial College London, UK & von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

15:15 Coffee break

15:45 Turbomachinery aeroelasticity
Dr. Sina Stapelfeldt, Imperial College London, UK & von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

Wednesday 16 Novembre 2022

Aircraft & Helicopters

09:00 Aeroelastic modeling and analysis of very flexible aircraft
Prof. Carlos E. S. Cesnik, University of Michigan, USA

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Aload alleviation and ride qualities of very flexible aircraft
Prof. Carlos E. S. Cesnik, University of Michigan, USA

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Rotorcraft flutter analysis and simulation methods
Prof. George Barakos, University of Glasgow, UK

15:15 Coffee break

15:45 Tilt-rotor stall flutter
Prof. George Barakos, University of Glasgow, UK

Thursday 17 Novembre 2022

Gas turbines & Aeroengines

09:00 Gas turbines: to be confirmed

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Gas turbines: to be confirmed

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Acoustic resonance in multistage compressors leading to non-synchronous blade vibration
Dr. Christoph Brandstetter, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France

15:15 Coffee break

15:45 Combination of advanced measurement techniques and numerical simulations to advance prediction of non-synchronous vibration
Dr. Christoph Brandstetter, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France

Friday 18 November 2022

Wind engineering

09:00 Aeroelastic and buffeting effects: Suspended-span bridges
Prof. Emil Simiu, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Aeroelastic and buffeting effects: High-rise buildings
Prof. Emil Simiu, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Wind turbines – to be confirmed

15:30 Conclusion of lecture series

Eligibility Criteria

The citizens of the following countries are eligible to attend the von Karman Institute Lecture Series:

- EU member countries
- NATO member countries
- NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia)
- Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates)
- Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Japan, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, South-Africa and Vietnam.

VKI reserves the right to request a clearance check with Belgian authorities.

The participants will have to present their ID card (for EU citizens) or passport (for other citizens) the first day of the lecture series.

Fee and Registration

Price for citizens of NATO countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 221 245
PhD students  605 672
Staff from recognized universities / research center 958 1064
Staff from commercial organizations 1210 1344

 

Price for citizens of other countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 315 350
PhD students  864 960
Staff from recognized universities / research center 1368 1520
Staff from commercial organizations 1728 1920

Information for PhD candidates and undergraduate students: To obtain the reduced price, the applicant must provide a recommendation letter from his or her professor; if not, the request will not be taken into consideration.

 

Special reduction

Rebates can be given for group subscriptions along the following scheme :

- 5 persons of the same organization -2%
- 10 persons of the same organization -5%
- 20 persons of the same organization -10%

Lecture Series Speakers

 

Dr. Christoph Brandstetter, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France

Dr. Christoph Brandstetter
Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France

Prof. George Barakos, University of Glasgow, UK

Prof. George Barakos
University of Glasgow, UK

Prof. Carlos E. S. Cesnik, University of Michigan, USA

Prof. Carlos E. S. Cesnik
University of Michigan, USA

Prof. Grigorios Dimitriadis, University of Liège, VKI, Belgium

Prof. Grigorios Dimitriadis
University of Liège, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium
Lecture Series Director

Prof. Frank Eulitz, VKI, Belgium

Prof. Frank Eulitz
von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

Dr. Emil Simiu, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Dr. Emil Simiu
National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Dr. Sina Stapelfeldt, Imperial College London, UK & VKI, Belgium

Dr. Sina Stapelfeldt,
Imperial College London, UK & von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium
Lecture Series Director

Prof. Jeroen van Beeck, VKI, Belgium

Prof. Jeroen van Beeck
von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Waterloosesteenweg 72
Sint-Genesius-Rode
1640
Belgium