Presentation on theme: "AIAA Non Deterministic Approaches (NDA) Proposal to create the AIAA NDA Technical Committee to AIAA New Initiatives Subcommittee 9 January 2007 Prepared."— Presentation transcript:
AIAA Non Deterministic Approaches (NDA) Proposal to create the AIAA NDA Technical Committee to AIAA New Initiatives Subcommittee 9 January 2007 Prepared by Ben Thacker, Chair NDA Working Group, firstname.lastname@example.org, 210/522-3896
2 Need for an NDA Technical Committee NDA Working Group in active existence since 2004 –Over 30 members –Operating according to TC guidelines –7 successful NDA forums, 1 successful NDA conference Non-deterministic or probabilistic methods now recognized in other societies –SAE, ASME, ASCE, SEM, and ASQ NDA Conference requires TC-level support to ensure enduring stream of high quality leadership
3 What is NDA? Non-Deterministic Approaches are methods, philosophies and approaches that seek to address the effect of inherent and systematic uncertainties in engineered systems. NDA is rapidly gaining ground as preferred methods for analysis and design with potentially high payoffs (cost, safety, etc.) in aeronautical, aerospace, and other many other related applications. NDA is currently part of the Structures TC
4 AIAA NDA – When, Why and How? 1 st NDA Forum at 40 th SDM in 1999 (St Louis, MO) Bring together NDA related work throughout the aerospace community Expose critical NDA issues Provide direction for future NDA research
5 Background Successfully conducted 7 consecutive NDA Forums (99-05) and one full conference (06) NDA Conference approved in 2006 –Called the 8 th NDA Conference to reflect our 7 previous forums 9 th NDA Conference planned for 2007 in Waikiki, Hawaii –52 accepted abstracts organized into 9 sessions
6 NDA-WG Scope The NDA Working Group supports AIAA technical activities that advance the relevant art, science and cross-cutting technologies required for the successful application of non-deterministic approaches to aerospace systems.
7 NDA Working Group Goals 1.Organize NDA Conference in support of the SDM 2.Ensure quality leadership for NDA Conference 3.Serve as the focal point for NDA technologies in AIAA 4.Coordinate AIAA activities on NDA with other organizations 5.Coordinate NDA activities with other AIAA technical committees 6.Transfer NDA technology to AIAA membership
8 NDA-WG Leadership Chair – Ben Thacker (rotate out 4/07) Vice Chair – Chris Pettit (rotate in 4/07) Secretary – Jason Pepin Liaisons –MDO – Romero –ASA – Wallace –ASCE – Mahadevan –Structures TC – Hilton –ASME – Pepin/Romero –SAE – Ghiocel –Adaptive Structures TC – Chamis
15 Why Create an NDA TC? Growing interest Place at the table Natural evolution of NDA activities in AIAA As a technology, NDA is different from yet integral to other key SDM TCs: –Structures –Materials –Structural Dynamics –MDO –Survivability –Adaptive Structures NDA serves a unique purpose
16 Support Betty Guillie emailed proposal to all AIAA TC chairs on 12/5/2006 TCForAgainstUndecided Ground Test Space Operations and Support Solid Rockets Management Survivability Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments Aircraft Operations Balloons Fluid Dynamics Structures Summary of Responses
17 Support, contd Mark Melanson, Ground Test TC –No objections or known overlap Mike Mattis, Space Operations and Support –The SOSTC has no scope issues and believes that Non-Deterministic Approaches would be a good addition to the Technical Committees
18 Support, contd I-Shih, Solid Rockets –There is no objection from Solid Rockets Technical Committee to creating a new NDA Technical Committee J. Stephen Rottler, Management –There is no overlap between the proposed NDA TC and the TCM Ron Dexter, Survivability –I reviewed your proposal and do not see any conflicts or overlap
19 Support, contd John Chawner, Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments –MVCE - in the persons of John Chawner (chair) and John Dannenhoffer (vice chair) is OK with formation of the NDA TC Brian Baxley, Aircraft Operations –…there does not appear to be any scope overlap of the proposed TC with the Aircraft Operations TC.
20 Support, contd Henry Cathey, Balloon Systems –On the whole, the responses were very positive –One member commented: "It seems to me that the use of NDA to obtain a result is of interest to many disciplines. However, should the method itself be represented in AIAA is a TC? The safety folks use this to create flight rule for our balloons which is important. But is the probability theory itself in need of representation? I think not." –My response to member (via Cathey) on 12/15/06 Non-deterministic Approaches (NDA) are much more than probability theory. NDA encompass the field we call "uncertainty quantification" and it includes techniques such as probability theory, fuzzy sets, possibility theory, evidence theory, convex models, info-gap theory, etc. Even if NDA meant only probability theory, application of probability theory to structural/mechanical/thermal problems requires efficient and accurate algorithms and analysis strategies. Thus, applied probability theory itself is still a very active area of research and development, and will continue to be as we ask it to solve ever increasingly challenging problems. The proposed NDA TC is technology oriented as opposed to application oriented, which may be fueling the confusion. Many of our members and conference attendees are engineers working at aerospace companies who are faced with problems that can only be solved using NDA. Others are methods developers. Solutions to current and challenging reliability problems go way beyond what's available in standard probability textbooks, and that's precisely where NDA are required. Our TC brings these two groups together, as well as supports many of the other areas within AIAA (structures, materials, dynamics, etc.) There could be a viewpoint issue/problem here as well. If you are only an occasional user of basic probability theory, you may not be aware of the broad and rapidly growing field of NDA driven by the needs of industry. I'm not sure if this is the case here, but I have run into before.
21 Support, contd Thomas Beutner (chair) & Peter Hartwich, (chair- elect), Fluid Dynamics –Non-deterministic are relevant to structures, to fluids, to thermal sciences. Thus, there's inherent overlap with established TCs –If the goal of this TC is to sponsor a conference that will collocate with structures, then is a new TC needed? –AIAA's total membership is stable if not decaying. In this general environment, is it advisable that AIAA keeps creating new TCs? –[Hartwich] In summary, my vote is against establishing an NDATC. –[Beutner] I suggest tabling the decision on a new TC for now and utilizing the existing TC structure to advance NDA and create a sustainable annual or biennial conference
22 Support, contd Mary Mahler, Structures –With full consensus from the membership and friends of the AIAA Structures Technical Committee, it is my pleasure to announce that the Structures TC fully endorses the formation of the Non- Deterministic Approaches Technical Committee for AIAA. I have talked to the senior membership and there is total agreement that the NDA Working Group had added a valuable aspect to the aerospace industry. It is a technology that has come into its own right and should be a technical committee for AIAA. With this area of interest only growing in interest and research and practice in production, the group that has several senior members and is under the current leadership of Dr. Ben Thacker should be a technical committee of AIAA. The members of the Structures TC had no reservations of this endorsement. If there are any questions or further details to this endorsement, please feel free to contact me. We look forward to working with Ben and the soon-to-be NDA TC in the future.
23 Recommendation Establish the NDA Technical Committee