Social Functions

AIAC17 Welcome Reception

The Congress Welcome Reception will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the Percy Beames Bar.

Date: Sunday, 26 February 2017
Time: 1800 – 1930
Location: Percy Beames Bar, MCG
Ticket: One ticket is included in the full registration
Additional guest/partner tickets: $80 per person
Access Point: Gate 2 or Car Park Entrance A
Address: Brunton Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Transport: Please make your own way to the venue, no transport will be provided by the conference organisers
Dress code: Smart casual

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AIAC17 Banquet and Awards Dinner

The Congress Banquet and Awards Dinner will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the Members Dining room.

Date: Monday, 27 February 2017
Time: 1915 – 2230
Location:

Pre-dinner drinks – Percy Beames Bar, MCG
Dinner – Members Dining Room, MCG

Ticket: One ticket is included in the full registration
Additional guest/partner tickets: $150 per person
Access Point: Gate 2 or Car Park Entrance A
Address: Brunton Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Transport: Please make your own way to the venue, no transport will be provided by the conference organisers
Dress code: Smart casual

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Dinner speaker: Chris Atkin

“The Royal Aeronautical Society at 150 – Chris will discuss how the role of a learned Society has changed since 1866, and how the RAeS can stay relevant today.”

Biography:

Professor Chris Atkin is an international authority on the prediction and control of boundary layer flows, in particular for the purposes of skin friction drag reduction by means of laminar flow control. He has provided advice and modelling software to Airbus, Bombardier, QinetiQ, EADS and the UK Ministry of Defence. Prof. Atkin’s current academic interests focus on innovative flow control techniques for persistent UAVs and low-emission transport aircraft. He also maintains a strategic interest in commercial and technical barriers to the application of flow control on future commercial aircraft projects.

After completing his research into transonic shock-boundary layer interactions at Cambridge (1990), during which he gained a grounding in both experimental and computational fluid dynamics, Prof. Atkin joined British Aerospace Commercial Aircraft at Hatfield where he began his involvement in Laminar Flow Control (LFC) research and his relationship with the UK and European drag reduction community.

Following a move to BAe Regional Aircraft at Woodford Prof Atkin joined the Defence Research Agency, later to become the Defence, Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), at Farnborough in 1994. From 1991 – 1998 Prof. Atkin was responsible for the development of accurate, fast and robust theoretical aerodynamic methods for the analysis of hybrid laminar flow control (HLFC) wings to the point where they were adopted by BAE SYSTEMS, Airbus UK, the Aircraft Research Association and almost all academic research centres for this technology in the UK. In 1998 Prof. Atkin began to combine his robust aerodynamic tools with realistic system performance models and undertook a number of research projects on novel HLFC design concepts which would maximise the performance benefit at overall aircraft level (rather than just from the viscous drag perspective).

Prof. Atkin stayed at DERA through its privatisation as QinetiQ in 2001 and stock market floatation in February 2006. He became Technical Manager of the Aerodynamics department within QinetiQ in 2006. In 2008 he moved to City University London to lead the Aeronautics Centre within the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and is now Assistant Dean with responsibility for undergraduate programmes in Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics.

Prof. Atkin is a member of the Council of the Royal Aeronautical Society, an Associate Editor of the Aeronautical Journal and a trustee of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Charitable Education Trust.

 

HUMS Conference Dinner

Date: Tuesday 28 February 2017
Time: 1900 – 2230
Location: The Pavillon Fitzroy Gardens
Ticket: One ticket is included in the full registration (only available to the first 80 HUMS delegates)
Additional guest/partner tickets: $80 per person
Address: Fitzroy Gardens, 230-298 Wellington Parade, Melbourne 3002
Transport: Please make your own way to the venue, no transport will be provided by the conference organisers
Dress code: Smart casual

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