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Ground Testing Technical Committee

 GTTC Background

The Ground Testing Technical Committee (GTTC) is a technical committee formed through the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AIAA to carry out those objectives of the AIAA pertaining to ground testing. Ground testing includes, but is not limited to, the duplication and simulation of aerodynamic and aerospace flight environments, and the testing of aerospace systems, subsystems and components in ground based testing facilities such as wind tunnels and shock tunnels, ballistic ranges, space environmental facilities, and engine and rocket test facilities. The GTTC membership consists of professional volunteers from Industry, Government, and Academia organized into subcommittees, Task Subcommittees and Working Groups.


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 TAC Announcements

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 60 days prior to the start date of the Forum. The schedule is housed under Honors and Awards Information at

Technical Committee (TC) Nominations Open 1 August - 1 November8/3/2015 3:12 PM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
The AIAA Technical Committee (TC) Nomination period is now open for nominations for terms beginning 1 May 2016. Nominations are being submitted via the AIAA website. The online nomination form is located at, click on My AIAA/Nominations and Voting/Recognition/Technical Committee Online Nomination. The nominations are due by 1 November 2015.

2016 Forum Dates and Locations10/27/2015 10:00 AM
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

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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

12-17 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.


Video - AIAA's Role in Defining the Future of Aerospace 
by Mr Oliver W Leembruggen
 1/20/2014 11:34 AM
GTTC announces winner of 2012 AIAA Ground Test Award Attachment
by Dr Julien Weiss
 1/4/2013 8:43 AM
GTTC announces Winner of 2011 AIAA Ground Test Award Attachment
by Julien Weiss
 7/25/2011 12:37 PM
Presentation of DNW's wind tunnels on YouTube ! 
by Julien Weiss
 1/24/2011 9:03 PM

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