More than 80 scientists and engineers from around the globe converged on Georgia Tech this week for the 12th Symposium on Overset Composite Grids and Solution Technology.
Hosted by AE Professor Marilyn Smith, the four-day event provided an open forum for communication among mathematicians, scientists, and engineers from academia, industry, and government.
Smith said the opportunity to host the conference was a major coup for the Institute. Past hosts have included the U.S. Air Force Research Lab and NASA. Speakers and workshops focused on a wide range of topics, all touching upon overset grid technologies, including unsteady and moving body problems, and emerging hybrid strategies.
"I've already met with some researchers who are doing work in Naval laboratories and in the biomedical field," said Smith, a noted expert in advanced numerical methods and engineering analysis associated with unsteady fluid mechanics, applied to the interdisciplinary problems involving aeroelasticity or fluid-structure interaction.
"It sounds very different, but the work they are doing is very complementary to mine. We're going to leverage each other's work and see where it takes us."
Members of the GT chapter of the American Helicopter Society (AHS) helped to put on the symposium.
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