CEAS Technical Committee Aircraft Design (TCAD)
CEAS Technical Committee Aircraft Design (TCAD)The CEAS Technical Committee Aircraft Design (TCAD) started with the aim to better harmonize research in aircraft design and combine this with education in aircraft design by establishing a dedicated Technical Committee at CEAS.
In the past there was an Aeronautical Network called "Vehicle Design". TCAD was formed out of this network. The activities of "Vehicle Design" had so far been equivalent to the activities of the European Workshop on Aircraft Design Education (EWADE). The DLR had already organized three Symposia on Collaboration in Aircraft Design (SCAD). These two activities (research and education) - carried by one Aircraft Design community - is what has become the CEAS Technical Committee Aircraft Design.
The committee manifests itself by means of its two regular activties (Figure 1):
The CEAS Board of Trustees approved on 7th March 2013 the proposal to form a Technical Committee Aircraft Design.
The new structure was presented to the participants during the 3rd Symposium on Collaboration in Aircraft Design. Likewise, the new structure was presented and controversially discussed during the 11th European Workshop on Aircraft Design Education. Both activities took place during the CEAS conference 2013 in Linköping.
TCAD in the CEAS Structure
Last update: 08 April 2017
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