SIM SI: Modeling and Simulation of Aeronautical Systems

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Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International

Special Issue: Modeling and Simulation of Aeronautical Systems


The next decades offer the aerospace industry significant opportunities in transport demand and major challenges to solve in different domains: affordability, environmental effects, safety and security. The important issue is to make correct choices of good material and software.

The material fatigue phenomenon must be taken into account in the structural designs. It occurs in general without an overall plastic deformation. The repetition of effort cycles shows the degradability of aeronautical structures. This is the case during aircraft service: pilot operations, atmospheric turbulence, etc. can lead in the long term to the rupture of some parts. Light alloys and material presenting ductility are desired in aircraft structure.

From the software side, modeling and simulation are the most promising approaches for the design and analysis of complex aircraft engineering systems. They can help in differentiating the technologies, study the design and implementation of onboard system models or power plant models as well as the design of cab-based implementations of flight simulators or the monitoring of structural integrity and adaptive/intelligent structures. However, the models must be at the appropriate levels of cost, complexity, maturity and validation.

There are requirements in the choices of correct materials and software to face in other economic, technical and legal compromises. This special issue addresses the challenges that lay ahead. It concerns the real-world industrial applications as well as the academic foundation to highlight experienced constraints, modeling and simulation environments. Emerging research and technologies and case studies are of concern.

As a showcase for multidisciplinary research, this special issue shall bring innovative approachesin composite material behaviors, diagnostic approaches, instrumentation and sensing, implementation of flight and systems models on computers. Authors of high quality, unpublished contributions are invited to submit papers to this Special Issue for a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Simulation of Complex Aeronautical Systems
  • Aeronautical Systems of Systems Engineering
  • Materials for Aeronautical and Aerospace vehicles
  • Flight control and navigation systems
  • CAT (Clear Air Turbulence) prediction and analysis
  • Structural Analysis of air lifting bodies
  • Aircraft material fatigue phenomenon
  • Flight training simulators
  • Flight safety analysis and design

Instructions for Manuscript Submission

For manuscript formatting and other guidelines, please visit the Author Guidelines for SIMULATION page.

Submissions for Full Paper Review

Manuscripts should be prepared and submitted online at the SCS Manuscript Management System. Please note in your online cover letter that your submission is intended for the "Special Issue: Modeling and Simulation of Aeronautical Systems".

Note: Manuscripts must not have been previously published or be submitted for publication elsewhere. Each submitted manuscript must include title, names, authors' affiliations, postal and e-mail addresses, an extended paper, and a list of keywords. For multiple author submission, please identify the corresponding author.

Due Dates

Full papers due     May 30, 2011
Notification of acceptance:   August 15, 2011
Minor revisions due   September 15, 2011
Major revisions due:   October 30, 2011
Expected date of publication:     Fall 2012

Final Paper Submissions

Each final submission must be prepared based on the Simulation journal requirements (see the Author Guidelines for SIMULATION page).

Guest Editors

  • Mhamed Itmi, INSA-Rouen, France
  • Ralph C. Huntsinger, California State University, Chico-Humboldt, USA
  • Abdelkhalak El Hami, INSA-Rouen, France
  • Lin Zhang, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics; (aka) Beihang Univ., China

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