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CEAS Technical Committee Aircraft Design (TCAD)

Harmonize research in aircraft design in combination with education!

TCAD History

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):

  • Symposium on Collaboration in Aircraft Design --- SCAD
  • European Workshop on Aircraft Design Education --- EWADE

CEAS TCAD Origin and Structure
Figure 1: Origin and structure of the CEAS Technical Committee Aircraft Design

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.

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TCAD in the CEAS Structure


TCAD Contact

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CEAS Technical Committee Aircraft Design (TCAD)
Chairman and Education Activity: EWADE, Internet Research Activity: SCAD
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter SCHOLZ, MSME
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg)
Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering
Berliner Tor 9
20099 Hamburg
E-Mail: chairman{@}AircraftDesign.org
Phone: +49 40 42 875 8825
Dipl.-Ing. Björn NAGEL
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute for System Architecture in Aeronautics
Hein-Saß-Weg 22
21129 Hamburg
E-Mail: bjoern.nagel{@}dlr.de
Phone: +49 531 295 3803

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TCAD Journal

logo MDPI Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310) - An Open Access Journal

with Special Issue

Aircraft Design

Usually special issues of a journal are introduced for "hot topics" and are titled as such. The idea is here, to use the subset "Special Issue" of the journal "Aerospace" at MDPI for a specialized scientific domain - Aircraft Design.

Closing Date: The current special issue (SI-3/2021) has a closing date of 31 December 2021.

Keywords: aircraft, design, OAD, configuration, requirements, payload, range, certification, safety, constraints, objectives, synthesis, optimization, aerodynamics, drag, high-lift, structure, mass, performance, stability, control, aeroelasticity, engine, systems, operating costs, DOC, passenger, cabin, ticket, price, environment, profit, asset, wing, fuselage, tail, undercarriage, landing gear, engine, systems.

Paper Type and Content: In addition to original research articles also review papers, letters or communications, technical reports, and extended version of conference papers are accepted. An interest exists also in aircraft design education.

High Visibility: Papers will be visible Open Access at the journal "Aerospace" and also alongside the Special Issue "Aircraft Design" as soon as they are ready. The journal "Aerospace" is covered by many databases and archives including Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) and Scopus (Elsevier).

Rapid Publication: Manuscripts at the journal "Aerospace" are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 18 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6.3 days. Once accepted, the manuscripts undergo professional copy-editing, proofreading by the authors, final corrections, and publication on the www.mdpi.com website.

Tradition: Following the successful initial Special Issue Aircraft Design (SI-1/2017) and the relaunch with Aircraft Design (SI-2/2020), this is already the third SI in sequence named Aircraft Design (SI-3/2021). The Special Issues "Aircraft Design" continue the tradition of the Journal Aircraft Design (ISSN: 1369-8869), which Prof. Egbert Torenbeek had started together with Prof. Dr. Jan Roskam as Editors at Elsevier in 1998. The subscription-based publishing model proved inadequate to serve the rather small aircraft design community. For this reason, the Elsevier title had to be discontinued in 2002. This pitfall is avoided with the Open Access publishing model used by MDPI for all its journals including this Special Issue.

Article Processing Charges (APC) are given here. A 50% discount applies for authors from EWADE / SCAD / TCAD (1). Reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to an additional discount on the APC of their next publication. This means APC can be reduced to a bearable amount, which is usually acceptable to the author's institution.

Guest EditorProf. Dr. Dieter Scholz Scholz Website E-Mail
Honorary Guest EditorProf. em. Egbert Torenbeek Torenbeek Website  

EDITORIAL: Publishing in "Aircraft Design" with a Continuous Open Access Special Issue pin

Aircraft Design (SI-3/2021) Special Issue Homepage   https://www.mdpi.com/journal/aerospace/special_issues/Aircraft_Design pin
Instructions for Authors    https://www.mdpi.com/journal/aerospace/instructions
Aerospace Journal Homepage    https://www.mdpi.com/journal/aerospace
Aerospace Journal Profile    https://www.mdpi.com/journal/aerospace/aerospace_flyer.pdf (link starts download)
MDPI Publisher's About Page    https://www.mdpi.com/about


Linking to the Special Issues Aircraft Design

IssueShort URLLong URL
The presentation style of the Special Issue can be controlled by adding ?view=compact or ?view=abstract to the link.
If nothing is added the default view is used for presentation.

Special Issues "Aircraft Design" in one PDF
*.pdf Continuous Open Access Special Issue "Aircraft Design": Number 2/2020     Size:   32M     10.5281/zenodo.4624992

Footnote (1)

a) The 50% discount applies only to authors who link their publication in "Aerospace" with the Special Issue "Aircraft Design".
b) Please clear the legitimacy of your 50% discount with the Guest Editor, who will inform the "Aerospace" Editorial Office at MDPI:

  • Authors from EWADE are identified by their participation at a "European Workshop on Aircraft Design Education" (EWADE). Please specify!
  • Authors from SCAD are identified by their participation at a "Symposium on Collaboration in Aircraft Design" (SCAD). Please specify!
  • Authors from READ are identified by their participation at a "READ or RRDPAE Seminar". Please specify!
  • Authors from TCAD are identified by their expressed interest to contribute to TCAD and their membership card of one CEAS Member Society. Please provide a scan copy of your membership card.

Promoting the Special Issues "Aircraft Design"
SCHOLZ, Dieter, 2020. The Continuous Special Issue "Aircraft Design" of the Open Access Journal "Aerospace" at MDPI. Presentation at the 15th European Workshop on Aircraft Design Education (EWADE/READ 2020), Rzeszˇw, Poland / Online, 21.-22.10.2020. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4159133

*.pdf EWADE2020-Scholz_SI-AD-Aerospace-MDPI     Size:  1.0M


SCHOLZ, Dieter, 2019. Special Issue "Aircraft Design" of the Open Access Journal "Aerospace" at MDPI. Poster presented at the German Aerospace Congress 2019, Darmstadt, Germany, 30.09.-02.10.2019. Available from: http://AircraftDesign.org

*.pdf AERO_POS_DLRK2019_SpecialIssueAircraftDesign.pdf     Size:  664K

Last update:  22 May 2021
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