Research and Education in Aircraft Design 2018

Since 1994 every second year the Research and Education in Aircraft Design (READ) conference has been organized as a general forum for exchange of information about progress in aerospace engineering research. The unique character of the seminar is given by its focus also on aircraft engineering education and inclusion of juried student session. Following the success of the READ 2016, Warsaw, the 2018 seminar will be held in Brno, Czech Republic.

Conference proceedings

Published by: Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Aerospace Engineering
Editors: Jan Navrátil, Luboš Janhuba
ISBN: 978-80-214-5696-9
DOI: 10.13164/

Table of contents

Review process

All papers were double blind peer reviewed by members of scientific committee and by external reviewers from European academic and research institutes.

Copyright Ⓒ 2018 Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Aerospace Engineering
All articles are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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    About conference
    (Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta strojního inženýrství, 2019) Navrátil, Jan; Janhuba, Luboš
    About conference, conference proceedings and review process, scientific committee, table of contents
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    Modelling of health monitoring signals and detection areas for aerospace structures
    (Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta strojního inženýrství, 2019) Šplíchal, Jan; Hlinka, Jiří
    This paper is focused on Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) for aerospace use. It analyses the performance of commercially available finite element (FE) software packages for the simulation of propagation of ultrasonic guided waves (UGW) in typical aerospace structures. The purpose of the research is to support activities leading to the introduction of UGW based health monitoring on aerospace structures, as well as to support the design of future structures with integrated health monitoring. Activities are demonstrated on panels with growing complexity (adding different materials, sensors, damage types etc.). FE simulations are used to identify “detection areas” of UGW sensors. This output can be directly applied to the design of future aerospace structures with an integrated SHM system (to ensure the proper planning of the placement of UGW sensors).
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    Diagnostic parameters determination of aircraft hydraulic system
    (Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta strojního inženýrství, 2019) Třetina, Karel; Cäsar, Tomáš
    The article presents methodology for application of information theory for selection of hydraulic system diagnostic parameters. Changes in technical state of the system are accompanied by a set of symptoms. Method of determining information value of each symptom by information theory is presented. A set of technical conditions and set of symptoms for a simple hydraulic system are determined. Matrix of technical state describing relations between technical conditions and symptoms is constructed. The four symptoms are determined by matrix analysis with use of information theory. These symptoms are chosen as diagnostic parameters and provide the most information about technical state of the hydraulic system.
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    Thermal conductivity of Cu7.2Ni1.8Si1Cr copper alloy produced via SLM and ability of thin-wall structure fabrication
    (Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta strojního inženýrství, 2019) Mašek, Jakub; Koutný, Daniel; Popela, Robert
    Selective Laser Melting (SLM) as part of the Additive manufacturing industry is a metal printing technology that is considered promising to address the thermal integrity defects of a Heat Switch – the space technology currently under development. However, no thermal conductivity data of SLMed copper alloy Cu7.2Ni1.8Si1Cr are freely available. Therefore, three parts were fabricated and tested in an experimental thermo-vacuum chamber to reveal the material thermal conductivity. The samples analogous to the Heat Switch components were: a disk with inner holes and two cylinders with thin-wall web of 0.325 mm and 1.625 mm. Based on the previous experience with the copper alloy, fabrication was successfully processed with up to 5 % dimensional accuracy according to CAD model. The thermal conductivity evaluation process was improved by the implementation of heat transfer by radiation and the calculated thermal conductivity of SLMed Cu7.2Ni1.8Si1Cr was 3.4 times lower than the value of bulk material AMPCOLOY 944 with a similar chemical composition.
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    Teaching aircraft design through a blended learning method in a higher education
    (Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta strojního inženýrství, 2019) Kwiek, Agnieszka
    A blended learning is a method which combines a few teaching methods. Usually it is a mix of classic teaching approach with using of online tools. A Nearpod is technology enhanced learning (TEL) tool which allows for creating an interactive presentation which can be delivered in a real time session or in a self-paced mode. The presentation can be displayed on a student’s computer or mobile phone. This paper presents how students experience can be enhanced by the implementation of a blended learning in aircraft design lectures. And how a Nearpod can be integrated into those lectures to help students develop such skills as creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, which are vital for aircraft design project and students’ further career in the aerospace sector. This study focuses on aeronautical students studying at the University of Brighton in School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics. Students group includes BEng., MEng. and BSc. Top-Up students who were enrolled in level 6 module - ME351 Aircraft Design and Management Project. Results reveal that students' attendance is higher than traditional lectures and the most favorite and helpful activities are quizzes & polls, draw it and fill blanks. Aerospace engineering students prefer Nearpod activities where they can choose an answer or draw it rather than writing it.