ACE

Technical Symposium

 

October 9-10, 2018

 

 

The ACE Technical Symposium was created in 2015 as part of the SC Aerospace Conference and Expo as a platform for industry and academia to present their research and innovation in aerospace.

The technical symposium concentrates on the following areas:

I. Aerospace Structures and Materials:  the future of fiber composites;

II. Analysis and Simulation in Aircraft Manufacture and Maintenance:  In-situ non-destructive evaluation and condition based maintenance;

III. Automation in Aircraft Design and Manufacture:  engineering tools and developments to support design, reduce cost and increase the speed of and manufacture of advanced structures;

IV. Industry 4.0: achieve digital transformation of industries goals through big data analytics, predictive maintenance, digital twins and internet of things (IoT);

V. Conformal Antennas: the understanding of aerospace composite materials and structures to design conformal antennas and RF structures for communication, radar, and sensing.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Room – Lexington A


SESSION I

Future Infrastructure for Aerospace
Chaired by: General John E. Michel
Skyworks Global

SESSION III
Aircraft Communications Systems

Chaired by: Dr. David Matolak
University of South Carolina

SESSION V
Robotics
Chaired by: Dr. Jasen O’Kane
University of South Carolina

Room – Lexington B


SESSION II
Aerospace Innovation/
Entrepreneurship

Chaired by: Dr. Eshan Jabbarzadeh
University of South Carolina

SESSION IV
Manufacturing
Chaired by: Dr. Ramy Harik
University of South Carolina

SESSION V 
Fuel, Combustion, and Propulsion
Chaired by: Dr. Sang Hee
University of South Carolina

Room – Richland


SESSION VII 
Materials I

Chaired by: Dr. Gurdal Zafer
University of South Carolina

 

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Room – Lexington A


SESSION I
Industry 4.0/PLM – Digital Transformation Aerospace Applications

Chaired by: Dr. Abdel M. Bayoumi
University of South Carolina

SESSION III
Materials II – Carbon Fiber, reinforced, ceramic materials
Chaired by: Dr. Tony Reynolds
University of South Carolina

SESSION V
UAV/Drones
Chaired by: Mr. Paul Morgan & Mr. Bob Skillen
VX Aerospace

Room – Lexington B


SESSION II 

Composite Structures

Chaired by: Dr. Gurdal Zafer
University of South Carolina

 

SESSION IV 
Innovation through Design 
Chaired by: Dr. Michael van Tooren
University of South Carolina


SESSION VI
SC Fraunhofer Projects
Chaired by: Dr. Mikael Lindvall
Fraunhofer USA, Center for Experimental Software Engineering (CESE)

Room – Richland


SESSION VII
Multifunctional Aerospace Structures
Chaired by: Dr. Laura B. Cardinal
SmartState™ Center for Multifunctional Materials and Structures (MFMS)

Organizing Committee

Dr. Ramy Harik
Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina McNair Center
for Aerospace Innovation and Research (Chair ACE’17)

Dr. Zafer Gurdal
Professor, University of South Carolina McNair Center
for Aerospace Innovation and Research

Dr. Michel van Tooren
Professor, University of South Carolina McNair Center
for Aerospace Innovation and Research 

Latasha Taste-Walker
Event Coordinator, University of South Carolina McNair Center
for Aerospace Innovation and Research.
For questions about the ACE Technical Symposium, email Latasha.