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Tracks & Track Descriptions

The Track contains a wide range of topics in the broad area of aerospace structures, which are individually organized by leading researchers in the corresponding field. The track provides a stage for engineers and scientists from all over the world to exchange their experimental, computational, and analytical studies in various sub-areas of aerospace structures, including adaptive & multifunctional structures, advanced manufacturing, metamaterials, applications of artificial intelligence/machine learning, impact, fatigue, damage & fracture of composite structures, nonlinear problems in aerospace structures, nondestructive evaluation & structural health monitoring, peridynamics & its applications, space structures, structures in extreme environments, and wind energy. Contributions on other topics related to aerospace structures are also strongly encouraged.

Topics include:

  • Adaptive and Multifunctional Structures
  • Advanced Manufacturing for Aerospace Structures
  • Advances in Aerospace Structures
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning for Aerospace Structures
  • Impact, Fatigue, Damage and Fracture of Composite Structures
  • Nonlinear Problems in Aerospace Structures
  • Nondestructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring
  • Peridynamics and Its Applications
  • Space Structures
  • Structures in Extreme Environments
  • Wind Energy


The track of "Structural Dynamics" (SD) covers research topics of responses of flexible aircraft and components under various dynamic loads from different disciplines such as aerodynamics, thermodynamics, acoustics, control, and flight mechanics. In addition, the characteristics of stability boundary, post-stability behavior, and the control and suppression of unstable vibration are of interest to the track. Submissions of papers regarding the new studies in analytical, computational, and experimental structural dynamics are welcomed. Please submit abstracts to the topic best describing your research or “General Topics” if your research is out of the list.

Topics include:

  • General Topics of Structural Dynamics of Aerospace Structures
  • Aero-, Servo-, Thermo-Elasticity of Hypersonic Aircraft and Missiles
  • Aero-, Servo-, Thermo-Elasticity of Fixed-Wing Vehicles of All Scales
  • Aeroelasticity and Aeromechanics of Rotorcraft, Vertical Lift Aircraft, and eVTOL
  • Structural Dynamics of Launch Vehicle and Spacecraft
  • Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity of Morphing Wing and Structures
  • Nonlinear Dynamics, Flexible Multibody Dynamics
  • Dynamic Loads, Response, Vibration and Alleviation of Aerospace Structures
  • Computer Methods and Reduced Order Modeling
  • Experimental Studies in Structural Dynamics
  • Machine Learning in Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity
  • Model Uncertainties and Uncertainty Quantification in Structures and Structural Dynamics

The track contains a wide range of topics in the broad area of aerospace materials, which are individually organized by leading researchers in the corresponding field. The track covers many traditional topics on fatigue and fracture, mechanics, computational materials, nanomaterials, manufacturing, and experimental characterization. The track also covers some emerging fields within materials, such as AI and material development, computational material design, extreme environments, and other emerging material technologies. The track provides a forum for worldwide material researchers and engineers to exchange ideas and promote collaborations.

Traditional Topics include:

  • Damage, Fatigue, and Fracture
  • Micromechanics and Multiscale Modeling
  • Nanomaterials
  • Materials for Extreme Environments
  • Rate Dependent Materials
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Multifunctional Materials
  • Testing and Characterization

Special Topics include:

  • Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)
  • Materials Development Using AI
  • Emerging Materials Technology
  • Self Healing Materials
  • Green Materials
  • Smart Materials
  • Stochastic Modeling and Analysis
  • Effects of Defects