16th International IFASD 2015 Forum has begun
29 June 2015
- Registration of IFASD 2015 participants
- FSUE TSAGI Acting General Director, Sergey Chernyshev, welcoming participants of the forum
- Chairman of IFASD 2015 Programme Committee, Svetlana Kuzmina (FSUE TSAGI), speaks at the opening ceremony
- Chairman of IFASD 2015 Organizing Committee, Michael Zichenkov (FSUE TSAGI), reads out greetings from PJSC UAC and NP UAI
- Young professionals actively involved in the Forum
On June 29th, the 16th International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics IFASD 2015 began in St. Petersburg—held in Russia for the first time.
This year the event is organized by the Professor N.E. Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (FSUE TSAGI). The forum is held with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, as well as PJSC United Aircraft Corporation (PJSC UAC), the NP Union of Aviation Industrialists (NP UAI). IFASD 2015 is held in collaboration with Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS), and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). IFASD 2015 is sponsored by Polytec (Germany).
The Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Andrei Boginsky, noted the importance of international forums of this type for the development of the Russian aviation industry and added: “The technologically-intensive aviation industry has been global for a long time and its development is being driven by the best talents around the world. Regular exchange of experience and knowledge, as well as open, non-political discussion between representatives of global aviation science are vital.”
The acting General Director of FSUE TSAGI, Sergey Chernyshev, remarked at the opening ceremony: “We are very honored to be offered an opportunity to organize IFASD 2015. Last year, TSAGI successfully organized a major international aerospace conference — ICAS 2014. We hope that this experience will also help us create a favorable atmosphere for efficient dialogue. ”
The Forum Chair, a leading researcher of the Aircraft Strength Complex of FSUE TSAGI, Svetlana Kuzmina, gave an address on behalf of the Programme Committee of IFASD 2015. She noted that this year IFASD brought together more than 200 experts from 22 countries, including the UK, Germany, USA, France, Italy, Holland, Spain, Belgium, Brazil, China, and Japan. “Of note is the significant number of Russian scientists and engineers — both experienced and young,” said Svetlana Kuzmina.
The Chairman of the Organizing Committee of IFASD 2015, Deputy General Director of FSUE TSAGI, Head of the Aircraft Strength Complex, Mikhail Zichenkov, read greetings from the management of PJSC UAC and NP UAI addressed to Forum participants. “The International format of this forum is the crucial factor that accelerates the economic development of the country, making it competitive for the world market,” was a message given by the President of PJSC UAC, Yuri Slusar. In turn, General Director of NP UAI Evgeny Gorbunov in his welcoming speech expressed confidence that “The Forum is going to be a significant event in the life of the aviation community.”
IFASD 2015 was attended by representatives of renowned foreign companies such as: Airbus, DLR, NASA, NLR, ONERA, Embraer, DASSAULT AVIATION, and SAAB. Representatives from Russian companies such as FSUE CIAM, M. M. Gromov Flight Research Institute, JSC IL, JSC Irkut Corporation, PJSC Tupolev, Lomonosov Moscow State University, PJSC TANTK Berieva and others took part in the Forum along with FSUE TSAGI.
Scientists and engineers take part in an intense programme during the forum. About 200 reports are expected at IFASD 2015. The topics to be discussed include relevant issues such as aerodynamics in aeroelasticity problems, methodology for structural dynamics experiments, ground and flight loads, aeroelasticity in aircraft design, flexible aircraft structures, and other important issues.
IFASD provides a comprehensive survey of the current status of research and development in the fields of Aerospace Vehicle Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics, Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, and Active and Adaptive Structures. During the forum, representatives of scientific organizations, aviation industry enterprises, and universities have the opportunity to share knowledge, experience and discuss promising areas of research. This year IFASD is organized by FSUE TSAGI.