CFMS announces DiPaRT Symposium Call

CFMS announces DiPaRT Symposium Call

Bristol, 28 September 2018 - The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a not-for-profit specialist in digital engineering capability, is inviting submissions for this year’s 2018 Airbus Flight Physics Distributed Research & Technology Partnership (DiPaRT), taking place from 26th - 28th November.

This year, the highly popular event highlights Airbus’s interest in learning about cross-sector innovation. For the first time, it will be open to UK corporate, SME, academic and research organisations across the automotive, energy and utilities sectors, as well aerospace industries. Organisations are invited to identify and present technologies, capabilities and research ideas aligned with Airbus’s Research and Technology (R&T) strategy at the symposium.

Hosted by CMFS at Bristol and Bath Science Park, the ninth annual DiPaRT provides a mechanism for engaging and collaborating with the UK Flight Physics R&T community. The theme for this year will be ‘Shaping the Future of Flight’ and topics include: 

  • From Product to Platform
  • Multidisciplinary Process Analysis and Optimisation (including MBSE)
  • Simulations and Simulation Process (high and low fidelity)
  • Configuration and Active Flow Control
  • Friction Drag Control
  • Aerodynamic Design and Optimisation
  • Uncertainty Quantification and Management
  • Loads and Aeroelastics
  • Sensors
  • Smart Actuation
  • Electric Aircraft
  • Adaptive Aircraft

More information about this year's Airbus DiPaRT event can be found here.

To submit a proposed symposium presentation abstract, entrants will need to provide a short description of up to 500 words and an accompanying title.

The deadline for the receipt of submissions is 7th October 2018 and must be uploaded through the Airbus DiPaRT event portal, which can be accessed here. The final Symposium Programme will be announced late October 2018.

About DiPaRT

DiPaRT has been created by Airbus as a mechanism for communicating with, engaging and orchestrating the UK Flight Physics R&T community. The aim is to foster a coherent, well informed and motivated partnership that can help Airbus effectively deliver its strategic vision for a UK capability, supporting design and integration of wings, landing gear and associated systems. Following the establishment of the UK Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) this remit acquires a special significance.

About Airbus

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of €59billion restated for IFRS 15 and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airlines from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

About CFMS

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) is a not-for-profit specialist in digital engineering capability. As a trusted and neutral provider, our vision is to be the recognised, independent digital test bed for the design of high value engineering products and processes.

Facilitating a greater understanding of how a product will perform throughout its lifecycle, our digital test bed forms the foundation for Through-life Engineering Services, creating a virtual replica of systems and processes used for investigation of options and opportunities, in advance of physical development. 

CFMS provides the opportunity and unique combination of skills to collaborate and explore new complex products through their lifecycle. Through our core services, we are able to offer solutions that provide; 

  • Integrated systems architectures that can deliver improved performance
  • Greater insight into the performance of products or processes in service
  • More informed decision making based on simulated or real-world data
  • Cost effective access to state-of-the-art computational infrastructure 

For further information about how CFMS can help your organisation, visit, call 0117 906 1100 or email

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