1st AIAA Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop (AePW-1)

Sponsored by the Structural Dynamics Technical Committee

2-Day Workshop April 2012, Honolulu, HI
(Associated with the 28th AIAA SDM Conference)


Workshop Presentations
Workshop Summary Document
Publication Planning Document




Assess state-of-the-art Computational Aeroelasticity(CAe) methods as practical tools for the prediction of static and dynamic aeroelastic phenomena and responses on relevant geometries


Guiding Principles




Utilizing the classical considerations in aeroelasticity

·      Fluid dynamics

·      Structural dynamics

·      Fluid/structure coupling

Validation Objective of 1st workshop

·      Unsteady aerodynamic pressures due to forced modal oscillations

Future Workshops

·      Directed by results of this workshop

·      Directed by big-picture assessment of needs & interests



General Information




Important Dates for AePW Participants

Identify Organizing Committee

1st quarter

Dec 1, 2010

Geometries Available

2nd quarter


Grids Available

2nd Quarter


Abstracts Due1

Nov 1


Acceptance Notification

4th Quarter


Data Submittal



AePW-1 Registration (AIAA)

prior to workshop



April 21-22


Data Resubmittal

June 30




1You must send in an abstract if you plan to submit data and present results at the workshop. The abstract should be no more than 1 page long, and should contain at least the following information: name(s), affiliation(s), corresponding author contact information (mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address), brief description of solver code(s), name of supplied grid(s) being used and/or brief description of other grid(s) being used, and whether the optional case 3 is being computed. Please e-mail to: aeroelasticpw@gmail.com. See sampleabstract.doc for a sample 1-page abstract.

2Workshop participants are expected to give presentations of their results. These are not official AIAA-type presentations, and there are no written papers associated with this workshop. However, some participants will be invited to write and present a paper for a special session on aeroelastic prediction to be held during a future AIAA conference.


Information pertinent to All Cases


Gridding Guidelines

Flow conditions for Test cases




Rectangular supercritical Wing (RSW)

Benchmark Supercritical Wing (BSCW)




Data Submittal Forms & Postprocessing Info (under construction)

FAQs (under construction)

Workshop Presentations & Agenda

Workshop Results (under construction)

Presentations from AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (SDM 2012) (place saver)


Participating Organizations (Organizing Committee)

Organization (1st auth)

City, Country

Aachen University

Aachen, Germany

ANSYS  Germany

Waterloo, Canada

ATA Engineering

Huntsville, AL, USA


Seattle, WA, USA

Duke University

Durham, NC, USA

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)


Gottingen, Germany


Stockholm, Sweden

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

Gulfstream Aerospace

Savannah, GA, USA

NASA Langley (3)

Hampton VA, USA

European Wind Tunnel

Koeln, Germany

University of Wyoming

Laramie WY, USA


History of Information to Participants

Date Sent


April 2011

AePW Status Report Presentation to SDTC (pdf)


Workshop Flyer (JPG file)

Related Links


AIAA Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop


To sign up to be included on the AePW email distribution list, for notification of updates, or for general questions or other information Email: aeroelasticpw@gmail.com

Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop Organizing Committee

·      Alexander Boucke and Josef  Ballmann - Aachen University

·      Dimitri Mavriplis - University of Wyoming

·      Earl Dowell - Duke University

·      Eric Blades - ATA Engineering, Inc.

·      Guido Dietz - European Transonic Windtunnel (ETW)

·      Kumar  Bhatia and Mori Mani -  Boeing

·      Marilyn Smith - Georgia Institute of Technology

·      Paul Taylor - Gulfstream Aerospace

·      Pawel Chwalowski, Jennifer Heeg, David Schuster, Jennifer Florance, Carol Wieseman, Boyd  Perry - NASA

·      Thorsten Hansen - ANSYS Germany GmbH

·      Wolf Krüger and Markus Ritter - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)