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 Purpose

 

The purpose of the Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Technical Committee is to advance the technology and provide forums for the theoretical, experimental, and practical consideration of aerodynamic performance, trajectories, and attitude dynamics of vehicles moving through planetary atmospheres, including aircraft, spacecraft, boosters, and entry vehicles; aerodynamic forces and moments acting on such vehicles; stability, response to control, handling qualities, and response to atmospheric disturbances of these vehicles. The objectives of the AFM TC are to support and make positive contributions to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); organize, direct, and provide media for the timely and relevant dissemination of technical information through conference, symposia, working groups, and continuing education courses; provide a technical conscience and consultation service for the U.S. Government and U.S. industry; provide recognition for significant technical contributions; and maintain liaison with other AIAA Technical Committees.

 

 TAC Announcements

5/16/2016 12:00 AM
Remember to Vote!!4/20/2016 11:27 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
Vote for the Future of Your Institute—Polls Open! Proposed Governance Changes and Slate of BOD Candidates on Ballot As a voting AIAA Member, you have the opportunity to be a vital part of shaping your Institute’s future. For 2016, important proposed governance changes and an outstanding slate of Board of Directors candidates are included on the ballot. Many of you have heard about the proposed, amended Constitution up for a vote this election cycle during your TC meeting over the past year. Members of the Board of Directors, Governance Working Group (GWG), and Headquarters Staff visited scores of TCs during forums to explain the reasons why the changes are necessary and what is at stake in this vote. But if you weren’t able to attend a meeting or hear about the proposed governance changes, you can visit http://www.aiaa.org/governance. This webpage is a comprehensive resource for members to educate themselves about the proposed changes. It provides a history and overview of the two-year governance project, compares the current and proposed constitutions, answers frequently asked questions, and includes links to all the information that has been published on the proposed governance changes to date. Another opportunity to learn about what’s on the ballot is the complete Election Guide, which has probably already arrived in your email box. It’s available at www.aiaa.org/vote if you haven’t receive it yet. We encourage you to review this material, and cast your vote. To request a paper ballot, contact Survey & Ballot Systems at 952.974.2339 or support@directvote.net (Monday–Friday, 0800–1700 hrs CDT). All other questions, contact AIAA Member Services at 703.264.7500, or (toll-free, U.S. only) 800.639.2422. Remember, this is “Your Institute, YOUR VOTE”. Polls close 16 May 2016.

2016 Deadlines for Best Papers Published9/23/2015 9:41 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
Certificates of merit for best papers are an important recognition activity at each Forum. Technical Committees need to submit the author/s name, paper number and paper title to AIAA at carols@aiaa.org 60 days prior to the start date of the Forum. The schedule is housed under Honors and Awards Information at https://info.aiaa.org/SC/TAC/Honors%20%20Awards%20Information/2016%20Best%20Paper%20Due%20Dates.pdf.

2016 Forum Dates and Locations3/4/2016 2:30 PM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
The dates and locations for the 2016 forums have been finalized.
 

AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition

4-8 January 2016

Manchester Grand Hyatt

San Diego, CA

 

AIAA Defense Forum

Applied Physics Lab, JHU

Laurel, MD

style="color:black">8-10 March 2016

 

AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition

13-17 June 2016

Washington Hilton

Washington, DC

 

AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition

25-27 July 2016

Salt Palace Convention Center

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition

13-16 September 2016

Long Beach Convention Center

Long Beach, CA

 


Technical Excellence Awards - Updated Guidelines Document10/27/2015 9:59 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
Please click here to access the document.

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August 2009 (Chicago) Meeting Minutes Posted 
by Thomas Nicoll
 10/1/2009 5:33 PM
 

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Richard C Lind
Email :ricklind@ufl.edu
Affiliation :University of Florida

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