Welcome to the RAeS Structures & Materials Group

The aim of the Structures and Materials Group is to assist the Society and its members to understand the complex subjects of material use and structural design and analysis (including statics, dynamics and aeroelastics). It also covers the areas of manufacturing and testing in as much as this effects material and design requirements. The scope extends to cover advanced CAD, CAM and CAE tools and includes Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation methodology and application. New materials development is considered in relation to its influence on structural efficiency and integrity, aeroelastic performance and production processes.

The Group also supplies the UK representative on the CEAS Structures and Materials Technical Committee. The Group organises a number of national and international conferences which cover the various topics in its remit.

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October 2014


  • 20 Oct
    Corporate Partner Event

    Corporate Partner Briefing by Sir Peter Luff, MP for Mid Worcestershire, House of Commons

    Sir Peter will draw on his experience of the 2010 SDSR and of the development and publication of the 2012 White Paper, “National Security Through Technology” as well as his involvement In the Defence Growth Partnership, to reflect on what industry should expect – and seek – in the 2015 SDSR.

  • 21 Oct

    Alternative Fuels and Propulsion Systems

    The aim of this conference is to assess how aviation's impact on the environment can be reduced. The latest low carbon propulsion and fuel options for aviation will be reviewed and key questions will be addressed.

  • 24 Oct

    Civil Aircraft Technology Enabled Services – A First Step Towards Achieving Maintenance Credits

    Following on from two previous related events, the aim of this workshop will be to initiate a process that delivers an industry-wide approach towards achieving Maintenance Credits and will focus on two areas in particular: • Data interoperability standards • Early engagement with regulatory bodies when introducing new IVHM technologies Related areas including the process of achieving maintenance credits, the required evidence base and regulatory hurdles will also be considered.