AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Forum

Venue: Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers,

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 16, 2001 End Date/Time: Apr 19, 2001
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Call for Papers

Non-Deterministic Approaches (NDA) are gaining ground as the preferred methods for analysis and design with potentially high payoffs in aeronautical, aerospace, and other structures applications. Based on fast-growing interest in this discipline, AIAA has organized a new, comprehensive Forum on Non-Deterministic Approaches in conjunction with the 42nd Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials (SDM) Conference on 16-19 April 2001 in Seattle, Washington.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for papers in the following topic areas: non-deterministic methods, analysis, testing, and design; non-deterministic materials characterization and structural analysis; non-deterministic fatigue and fracture; integrated materials/structures simulation; non-deterministic simulation of fabrication; non-deterministic assessment in hostile environments; probabilistic loads; stochastic finite element methods; reliability; risk; health monitoring; qualification and certification; quality assurance; legal issues; cultural barriers; fuzzy logic; neural nets; chaos; design for six sigma, anti-optimization; multiscale science.

New Abstract Submittal Requirements
This year, abstract submissions for the conference will be accepted electronically through AIAA's Web site at address This Web site will be open for submittal of abstracts starting 12 June 2000. The system will allow for file upload in the following formats: Word, WordPerfect, Text, RTF, and PDF. When submitting through the Web site, please be sure to designate "Nondeterministic Approaches Forum" under the SDM Conference directory when asked to which conference/forum you are submitting.

Authors having trouble submitting abstracts electronically should e-mail AIAA technical support at: Questions about the abstracts themselves or manual abstract submissions should be referred to the Forum Technical Program Chair. Other inquiries should be directed to the Forum General Chair.

Forum General Chair
Dr. Surendra N. Singhal
Dynacs Engineering
2001 Aerospace Parkway
Cleveland, OH 44142
216/977-1433 -- 216/977-1269 fax
Forum Technical Chair
Dr. Christos C. Chamis
Senior Aerospace Scientist
M/S 49-7
NASA Glenn Research Center
21000 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44135
216/433-3252 -- 216/977-7051 fax

Special Session-Interactive Presentation Session
The NDA Forum is planning to showcase a session of interactive presentations. Organizations from industry, government, and academia are encouraged to join this session and to display computer software demonstrations and/or poster board visuals of their tools and research work in non-deterministic approaches. Individuals interested in participating in this session must use the above-described procedures to submit a one-page abstract describing the nature of their presentation by 7 August 2000. On the abstract, clearly indicate that the abstract is for the "IPS Session." Presenters will be informed of the acceptance of their presentation by 13 November 2000.


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