12th Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference, Engineering, Construction and Operations In Challenging Environments. East Meets West for Sustainability and Advanced Development


March 2, 2010: Advance Registration deadline

The Aerospace Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Invites you to Participate in the

Earth & Space 2010 Conference

Click here to see the Final Program (available March 5, 2010)

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Objective of Conference

East Meets West for Sustainable and Advanced Development

The areas of civil engineering are as diverse as the people who practice them.  But the one priority we share is working toward the sustainability of the planet.  The Earth and Space 2010 Conference will unite engineers from all corners of the world to tackle the issues facing construction and operations in challenging environments, space exploration, and sustainable development on earth, in space, and other planetary bodies.  Come share your unique perspective.

Who Should Attend

This Conference will appeal to academician and professional engineering in many areas of expertise important for future space exploration and earth applications for extreme environments.

Symposia and Topics

Symposium 1: 4th NASA/ASCE Workshop on Granular Materials in Lunar and Martian Exploration.

Chair: Juan Agui, Ph.D., NASA Glenn Research Center; Phillip Metzger., Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, NASA Glenn Research Center

* Cratering and Plume Flows on Granular Media * Geotechnical Properties and Excavation of Planetary Regolith * Granular Flows and Geotechnical Properties * Lunar Dust Lunar and Martian Simulants * Modeling of Regolith Mechanics * Particle Properties of Lunar Soil and Dust

Symposium 2: Advanced Materials for Sustainable Development

Co-Chair: Julio F. Davalos, Ph.D., West Virginia University; Pizhong Qiao, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE Washington State University; Tongchun Li, Ph.D., Hohai University; Sihong Liu, Ph.D., Hohai University

* Advanced Infrastructure Materials * Composite Materials * Damage Identification and Structural Health Monitoring * Emerging Engineering Materials * General * High Performance Concrete * Hydraulic Structures * Interface Study * Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures * Structural Durability and Safety * Structural Stability * Sustainable Structural Design

Symposium 3: Exploration and Utilization of Extraterrestrial Bodies

Co-Chair:Robert Mueller, Ph.D., NASA Kennedy Space Center; Kris Zacny, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanism Corp.

* Planetary Drilling and Excavation * Sample Handling and Processing Technologies * Mobility and Space Elevator System * Planetary Analogs, and Engineering and Science in Earth extreme regions * In-Situ Instrumentation and Sensors * Space Commercialization, Policy and Law * Geotechnical Properties of Planetary Regolith * Future Missions and Mission Concepts * Space Transportation Systems * Human Exploration and Development of Space * In-Situ Resource Utilization and Development * Life Support Systems * Remote Sensing Technologies * Technologies Supporting Space Exploration * Other

Symposium 4: Intelligent Sensors and Actuators

Co-Chair: Ramesh Malla, Ph.D., M.ASCE University of Connecticut; Arup Maji, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE University of New Mexico

* Access to Space – Current Issues * Dynamics and Controls * Field Sensing and Space Elevator System * General * Space Power Systems * Space Science and Astronomy * Structures

Symposium 5: Advanced Issues and Challenges in Control of Aerospace Vehicles and Structures

Chair: Zhang Ren, Ph.D., School of Automatic Control, Beijing Aeronautics and

* Guidance Navigation and Control of Flying Vehicle * General

Symposium 6: Advanced Topics in Offshore Wind Turbine Research

Chair: Franco Bontempi, D.Eng., P.E., A.M.ASCE, University of Rome La Sapienza

Advanced Structural Analysis * Codes and Standards * Conceptual Design of OWT *Dependability and Robustness of OWT * Design Activities and Certifications * Design Environment * Electrical Installations * Environmental Feasibility and Sustainability * Experimental Activities and Wind Tunnel Testing: Real Field Experiences * Fatigue and Durability * Fundamental Features of Offshore Wind Turbines and Offshore Wind Farms * Economical Aspects and Efficiency of OWT * General * Industrial Aspects and Optimization * Innovative Concepts for OWT Structures and Foundations * Interaction Phenomena * Marine Environment and Wave Loadings * Mechanical Parts: Rotor and Nacelle * Projects and Realizations * Risk Analysis and Extreme Events: Collisions and Exceptional Environmental Actions * Safety and Reliability * Soils and Foundations * Structural Control and Health Monitoring * Structural Parts: Blades and Towers * Wind, Aerodynamics and Aeroelasticy

Symposium 7: Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer in Challenging Environment

Co-Chair: Fengchen Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, Tomoaki Kunugi, Kyoto University

* Energy Harvesting * Environmental Fluid Dynamics * Flow and Heat Transfer at Microscale * Flow Induced Vibration  * Fluid Dynamics Associated with Wind Engineering  * General * Innovative Techniques in Heat Transfer Enhancement * Multiphase Flow with/without Heat Transfer * Turbulent Flow and Turbulence Control

Symposium 8: Innovative Techniques in Structural Health Monitoring

Chair: Hui Li, Ph.D., Harbin Institute of Technology

Symposium 9: Disaster Mitigation

Co-Chair: YL Mo, Ph.D., University of Houston; Bin Xu, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Hunan University

* Advanced Experimental Technique in Structural Engineering * Advanced Sensing Technologies * Disaster-prevention and Hazard Mitigation of Infrastructures * Dynamic Constitutive Laws of Concrete and Reinforcement and other High Performance Materials under Impact and Explosion Loadings * Earthquake Engineering and Earthquake Resistant Design * Environment-Friendly and Resource-conserving Construction Technologies and Sustainability * General * Large Scale and Complex Infrastructures and Spatial Structures * Maintenance, Management, Life-cycle Cost Analysis * Material Constitutive Laws in Fire and other Hazardous Environment and Man-made Disasters * Monitoring, Identification, Damage Detection and Damage Prognosis of Engineering Structures * Nonlinear and Stochastic Behavior Analysis and Identification of Engineering Structures * Novel Hybrid Structural Systems and High Performance Materials and Composites * Performance Based Design, Optimal Design and Structural Reliability * Reinforced Concrete Structures, Steel Structures, Prestressed Concrete Structure and Precast Systems * Smart Materials and Structures * Structural Behavior under Impact and Explosive Loadings * Structural Dynamics and Engineering Vibration * Structural Identification and Damage Detection * Structural Rehabilitation, Retrofitting and Strengthening * Structural Wind Engineering and Observation * Underground Structures and Soil-structure Interaction * Vibration and Damage Control of Engineering Structures

Symposium 10: Structural Vibration Control

Co-Chair: HN Li, Ph.D., Dalian University of Technology; Y Shi, Ph.D., Shenyang Architecture and Civil Engineering University

* Applications in Aerospace Engineering * Applications in Civil Engineering * General * Modeling of Intelligent Structures * Other Structural Vibration Control Technology * Seismic Isolation Technology * Sensors and Actuators for Structural Vibration Control * Smart Materials for Structural Vibration Control * Structural Vibration Control Algorithms * Structural Vibration Control Experiments * Structural Vibration Control via Active Approaches * Structural Vibration Control via Passive Approaches * Structural Vibration Control via Semi-active Approaches * Structural Vibration Control via Smart Approaches

Symposium 11: Nano Technology in Active Materials

Co-Chair: CL Chen, Ph.D., University of Texas–San Antonio; Li Sun, Ph.D., University of Houston

Symposium 12: Advanced Construction Materials

Co-Chair: Xianyu Jin, Ph.D., Zhejiang University; Xianlin Gu, Ph.D., Tongji University

Concrete Materials and Durability *Microstructure, Physical and Mechanical Behavior * Performance of Components and Structure * Properties of Materials * Deterioration Assessment and Structural Behavior * Accelerated Durability Testing Method and Diagnostic Technology * Strengthening and Rehabilitation of Structures * Simulation and Modeling of Microstructures * Prediction of Service Life * Hydration Processes and Micro-Structure Development * Testing, Inspection & Monitoring Techniques * Microstructure, Durability and Service Life * Reliability, Durability Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Cost Analysis * High Performance Materials, Smart Materials and Structures * Practical Application

Symposium 13: Advanced Technology in Composite Material Processing

Co-Chair: J. Gou, Ph.D., University of Central Florida; BM Zhang, Ph.D., Beijing Aeronautics and Astronautics University and Harbin Institute of Technology

Symposium 14: New Development and Challenging Issues in 21st Engineering Education in Dynamics, Controls, and Structures

Co-Chair: XM Chen, Ph.D., Texas Southern University; Gangbing Song, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE University of Houston


* Active and Cooperative Learning, Assessment in Engineering Education * Building Community in Engineering Education * Collaboration Between Engineering and Education * Ethics in Engineering Education  * Faculty Development in Engineering Education and Research * General * Online Engineering Education * Remote Experiment * Innovative Engineering Education System and Research * University-industry Joint Programs * Undergraduate Curriculum Reform

Special Attractions

  • 4th NASA/ASCE Workshop on Granular Materials in Lunar and Martian Exploration
  • Exhibition of Space-Related State-of the-Art Technology
  • Student Space Elevator System Competiton
  • Student Vibration Design Competition
  • Other Exciting Space-Related Events

* (subject to change)