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Variational Analysis and Aerospace Engineering

Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Steven R. Allmaras, John E. Bussoletti, Craig L. Hilmes, Forrester T. Johnson, Robin G. Melvin, Edward N. Tinoco et al.
    Pages 1-19
  3. Mark D. Ardema, Bryan C. Asuncion
    Pages 21-32
  4. Vittorio Caramaschi, Claudio Monteggia
    Pages 49-74
  5. Giampiero Carpentieri, Michel J.L. van Tooren
    Pages 91-106
  6. Kurt Chudej, Hans Josef Pesch, Markus Wächter, Gottfried Sachs, Florent Le Bras
    Pages 127-144
  7. Gianpietro Del Piero
    Pages 145-162
  8. Aldo Frediani, Guido Montanari
    Pages 183-211
  9. Luca Formaggia, Edie Miglio, Andrea Mola, Anna Scotti
    Pages 213-227
  10. Angelo Miele, Marco Ciarcià
    Pages 267-289
  11. S. Mistry, Howard Smith, John P. Fielding
    Pages 291-312
  12. Maria Teresa Panaro, Aldo Frediani, Franco Giannessi, Emanuele Rizzo
    Pages 313-342
  13. Danilo Percivale, Franco Tomarelli
    Pages 343-348

About these proceedings


This proceedings volume consists of papers presented at the Variational Analysis and Aerospace Engineering conference held in Erice, Italy in September 2007 at the International School of Mathematics, Guido Stampacchia.

The workshop provided a platform for aerospace engineers and mathematicians (from universities, research centers and industry) to discuss the advanced problems requiring an extensive application of mathematics. Important mathematical methods have been developed and extensively applied in the field of aerospace engineering. Topics and contributions at the workshop concentrated on the most advanced mathematical methods in engineering such as computational fluid dynamics methods, the introduction of new materials, theory of optimization, optimization methods applied in aerodynamics, theory of structures, space missions, flight mechanics, theories of control, algebraic geometry for CAD applications, and variational methods and applications.

Advanced graduate students, researchers, and professionals in mathematics and engineering will find this volume useful.

This work is dedicated to Professor Angelo Miele, an eminent mathematician and engineer, on the occasion of his 85th birthday.


Analysis Calculus of Variations RSI aerospace engineering algorithm algorithms computational fluid dynamics optimization simulation space engineering

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dipto. MatematicaUniversità PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Dipto. Ingegneria AerospazialeUniversità di PisaPisaItaly

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