Prof. Ian McAndrew
Dean of Doctoral Programs, Capitol Technology University, USA
Speech Title:Material properties for propellers used with Unmanned Aerial vehicles
Abstract:Advances in propellers during the 20th century allowed for significant increases in aircraft efficiencies, speeds and operational ranges. These designs and material developments have not be replicated within the Unmanned Aerial Systems, UAS, sector and their potential not exploited. This research addresses what can be used and its advantages, also what materials are currently available and how they offer advantages to designers and users. In particular, how design improvements can extend the ranges and payloads of Unmanned Aerial Systems.
Prof. Mohd Hamdi Bin Abd Shukor
Center of Advanced Manufacturing & Materials Processing (AMMP Center), University of Malaya, Malaysia
Speech Title: Embedding automation in specialized equipments
Abstract:Many of the available research instruments in the lab today are off-the-shelf kind of equipment. It may or may not suit the actual need of the research. Altering or modifying the equipment is not a straight forward task in most cases and in some cases, it is almost impossible to do so. Most often, the research work has to be adapted to suit the capability of the equipment. (Learn More)
Prof. Ruxu Du
South China University of Technology, China
Speech Title: Biomimic Robot Fish Design, Modeling and Control
How fish swim is a wonder of nature: elegant, fast, quiet, and with high efficiency. It is known that the fish’s propulsion efficiency is about 90%. Additionally, the speed of a sailfish can exceed 110 km/h and the acceleration of a pike can reach 249 m/s2. In comparison, the efficiency of the vastly adopted rotary propeller is only about 60%, and the performance of a typical ship, in terms of acceleration, turning, noise, and etc., is far worse than that of the fish. This motivates researchers around the world to study fish swimming and to build robot fish....(Learn More)
Prof. Dmitry Uglanov
Samara National Research University, Russia
Speech Title: Creating of new technologies designing and production a family of small-sized gas turbine power plants
Abstract:The project « Creating of new technologies designing and production a family of small-sized gas turbine power plants» is being implemented by Samara National Research University. The standard technology for creating a micro gas turbine engine requires a lot of time from 5 to 8 years. New creation method of a technology for the design and production of the micro Gas Turbine Engine family in the range of thrust of 100 ... 2000 N, which, on the basis of mathematical modeling, optimization and application of new production technologies, allows to develop small-sized gas turbine engines for 1.5 ... 2 years.