Aim and Scopes
With the advances in smart materials and structures, integrated sensors and actuators, and AI technologies, the smart aircraft including morphing wings is becoming a new generation emergent and disruptive aerospace technology. Based on the international symposium on Smart Aircraft 2019, Chinese Journal of Aeronautica had organized the first special topic in smart aircraft published on 2021 which had obtain great attentions. In past 3 years, both China, Europe and other countries have made great progress in smart aircraft with morphing wings. The Sino-Europe joint workshop on morphing structures was held on 7 July, 2022 including research institutes such as CAE, DRL, CIRA and universities from China, UK and Italy.
There are some new related research projects started both in China and Europe. With the support of CJA, it’s our honour to continue to organize smart aircraft 2.0 special topic to highlight the recent advances in smart aircraft technologies related to new flight principles, new flow mechanisms, new structural conceptions and new control strategies of smart/morphing flight vehicles. The special column will focus on but not limited to the smart aircraft aerodynamics and conceptual design, smart material and morphing structures, AI-enabled flight control modeling and decision-making, and etc.
31th March , 2023
Expected publish time
Please select the special topic on smart aircraft 2.0
Prof. Chen Gang
, School of Aerospace Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University,
Dr.Rosario Pecora , Head of the Smart Structures Laboratory, University of Naples Federico II
Prof. Chen Gang
Dr.Chen Gang received his Ph.D degree from Northwestern Polytechnical University in 2006.He is currently a full professor of the School of Aerospace Engineering and the director of Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Service environment and Control of Advanced aircraft, Xi'an Jiaotong University.His research interests include fluid-structure interaction and bionic flow control technology of flexible aircraft, data-driven and AI enable fluid dynamics, flight dynamics and artificial intelligent control of smart aircraft.
Dr.Rosario Pecora received his Ph.D degree in the University of Naples Federico II”(UNINA) in 2005. He worked as assistant professor since 2011 and the head of the Smart Structures Laboratory since 2012. He received the National Scientific Recognition of his technical and scientific maturity(eligible to the role of Associate Professor) in 2017. His research activity is mainly focused on aeroservoelasticity of unconventional structural systems, structures dynamics and smart structures while covering leading roles in major European and extra-European projects (CAPECON, Clean Sky GRA, SARISTU, CRIAQ-MDO505, Cleans Sky 2).He has worked for many EU aircraft manufacturing companies and research centers as technical advisor for loads, aeroelasticity, aircraft structures design and certification.