Objectives and scope

The R3ASC'16 conference will address the latest developments in aerospace actuation since 2014, when a hundred worldwide industrialists, specialists and  scientists attended the sixth R3ASC conference.

In the field of commercial air transport, the 2015's years have to face a dilemma. On one hand, the sales of commercial aircrafts has retrieved the high level reached at the end of the 2000's and the market forecast studies predict more than 36000 commercial jets to be delivered by 2033. This will ensure huge cash income to aircraft makers within the next decades. On the other hand, most of the aircraft segments between single-aisle and double-deck or extra-large body aircrafts are now covered by very recent designs involving multiple step changes in more electrical systems, black structures and greener engines. However, this evolution has not yet fully propagated to regional aircrafts, private jets and helicopters. This situation calls for both incremental and disruptive innovation, not only in the aerospace technology but also in the development, manufacturing and integration processes. Simulations tools are also becoming progressively more versatile, being able to address system as well as geometrical levels. A judicious combination of well-established and mature technologies with more electrical solutions appears today as a realistic option that can be run in parallel with in-depth studies to mature more innovative concepts and technology.

In order to offer the delegates the widest view on recent advances in actuation systems and components, authors are invited to submit scientific or technical communications dealing with:

  • application to commercial, civil and military market: aircrafts, helicopters, launchers, unmanned aerial vehicles and weapons
  • multidisciplinary optimisation, robust design, multidomain and multiscale approaches
  • architectures for signal/power transmission and transformation
  • reliability, safety, health monitoring
  • power generation and distribution, power management
  • mutualisation, modularization, standardization
  • hydraulically / electrically / hybrid powered actuation: PbW, SHA, EMA, EHA,…
  • signal transmission and control: FbW, FbL, wireless, smart actuators,…
  • energy saving, more environment-friendly designs
  • components: direct drive valves, mechanical reducers, power electronics, power drives, brakes, clutches, effort/speed summers
  • ground and in-flight tests, verification and validation
  • simulation, virtual prototyping, virtual test-benches
  • integration, operation, maintenance, service withdrawal
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