Welcome to the first newsletter of the Green Engineering Program Committee (GEPC). Tayo Ladeinde, the Leader of our Communications Subcommittee, should be congratulated for another first for our young Program Committee.
From our charter, the GEPC serves as the AIAA focal point for all “green” aerospace-related programs and technologies. This includes both Green Aviation and Green Energy technical areas. Going back as far as 2011, the GEPC has been very active in organizing high quality and well attended invited conference sessions related to timely green engineering topics. This success is
continuing in 2015 with sessions at SciTech, Aviation, and the P&E Forums. The GEPC created a “call for papers” for technical papers for these conferences and encourages members and their colleagues to submit abstracts for Green Engineering technical topics.
Another accomplishment is the establishment of our GEPC Facebook page. Go to http://www.facebook.com/AIAAGEPC, or go to Facebook and search for “AIAA Green Engineering Program Committee”. “Like” us to follow our activities on social media.
We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the GEPC. Whether your interest is in helping
Program Committee Promoting a holistic, systems approach to
improved energy efficiency, sustainability, renewable energy, and “cradle-to-cradle” design
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I hope that you find our first newsletter interesting and helpful and thanks for reading it.
aircraft is cruising at altitude the same large, heavy tail is not necessary. In another set of flight tests… NASA's ERA project will assess how well five different coatings repel insect residue in an experiment called Insect Accretion and Mitigation. Bug remains may be a nuisance on cars, but on some airplane designs they are also a drag, quite literally. Studies have shown that keeping the flow smooth, called laminar, over a wing can reduce fuel consumption as much as six percent. Even something as small as a bug on a leading edge can cause turbulent wedges that interrupt laminar flow. That results in an increase in drag and fuel consumption.
PARIS AIR SHOW FOCUSES ON
DISCOVERY | http://bit.ly/1H6fedg
Among the aircraft… will be new versions of the prototype all-electric plane from European company Airbus, the E-Fan, and its cleaner, quieter civilian helicopter, the H160. They reflect the increasing focus on green innovations that are… a theme at this year's show ahead of the global climate conference being hosted in the same venue later this year and with the air industry committed to being carbon-neutral by 2020.
EPA TAKES STEP TO CUT EMISSIONS FROM PLANES
THE NEW YORK TIMES | http://nyti.ms/1BGzq5p
TheEnvironmental Protection Agency saidthat emissions from airplanes endanger human health because of their contribution toglobal warming. This finding does not impose specific new requirements on airlines yet, but it requires the agency to develop the rules, as it has done for motor vehicles and power plants.
NASA TESTS GREEN AVIATION TECHNOLOGY ON BOEING ecoDEMONSTRATOR
NASA | http://1.usa.gov/1JdSpXp
The first technology to be tested is called the Active Flow Control Enhanced Vertical Tail Flight Experiment. NASA worked with Boeing to install 31 tiny jets called sweeping jet actuators that can manipulate, on demand, the air that flows over the ecoDemonstrator 757's vertical tail and rudder surfaces. An aircraft’s vertical tail is primarily used to add stability and directional control during takeoff and landing, especially in the event of an engine failure. But when the
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GEPC @ SciTech 2015