Aerospace engineering is always the spearhead of technological breakthrough being one of the engineering fields with the highest technological activity. The continual progression nourishes the other engineering fields and societies. The field of aerospace engineering and aviation is witnessing a dramatic change with emergence of some disruptive ideas such as personal aerial vehicles (eVTOL), distributed electric propulsion, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), rockets for interplanetary flights etc. At the same time the classical areas continue to challenge researchers to come up with airplanes with enhanced performance along with the reduced fuel consumption, possibly by increasing usage of composite materials for aircraft and coming up with better engines. Advanced structural health monitoring system is the need of the hour. Robust and fault tolerant flight control systems, payloads, communications, level of autonomy, regulations, safety, risk analysis assessment, airworthiness, certification issues, operational constraints, standardization are some of the challenges to be faced and overcome for their full utilization.

The convention would also give the participants an opportunity to learn about the state-of-the-art developments in various branches of aerospace engineering through various keynote invited talks on both the days. Therefore, it would be a great opportunity for all students of aerospace and relate fields to participate in this convention.

Hence there is a requirement of smart and environment friendly cutting-edge technologies which will pave the way towards full integration of UAS with manned aviation and into the respective national airspace. Keeping all these areas in view, department of aerospace engineering, IIT, Kanpur along with Institution of Engineers (India) is proposed to be organized along with 34th National Convention of Aerospace Engineers and National conference on “Advances in Aerospace Engineering” with following themes.

Themes for the conference include, but are not restricted to:

  • Aerodynamics
    • Unsteady Aerodynamics
    • Low Reynolds Number Aerodynamics
  • Flight mechanics and control
    • Multiagent / swarm systems
    • Control of autonomous aerial systems
  • Aerospace Structures, Dynamics and Aeroelasticity
    • Structural health monitoring
    • High performance composite structures
  • Propulsion
    • High efficiency propulsion systems
    • Combustion
  • Design of Manned and Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • VTOL Systems

Call for Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the theme of the National Convention but not limited to sub-themes listed above. The technical papers can be submitted online through the conference website itself.