The Advanced Aerospace Materials and Structures portfolio seeks revolutionary basic science in the disciplines of physics, mathematics, materials science, structural mechanics and aeronautical sciences to enable new technologies for aerospace structures with United States Air Force relevance. This portfolio has two central pillars: energy efficient structures and extreme environment structures. Energy efficient structures are those which reduce operational costs through innovative means; examples include reconfigurable and/or novel flight structures. Fundamental research in this area is supported by many disciplines including structural mechanics, aeroelasticity, and materials science. This portfolio defines extreme environment structures as those subject to loads from high temperature, frequency and/or high strain rates with special emphasis on combined loadings. As such this portfolio supports research which drives towards material characterization under high strain rate or research which acts as an enabler for hypersonic flight. Supporting these two pillars are two foundational areas of study, including computational modeling and methods, focused on multi-scale and multi-physics simulations as well as optimization techniques, all designed to enable efficient and extreme environment aerospace structures. The second foundation is materials development where the focus is on next generation composites, optical materials, and new materials development. Further information about the goals, aims, and activities of this portfolio can be obtained by emailing the Program Officer, Lt Col David Garner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About EOARD Established in 1952, the mission of the European Office of Aerospace Research & Development (office symbol: AFRL/AFOSR/IOE) is to discover, shape, and champion fundamental research of profound scientific impact and Air Force relevance. Located in London, our area of engagement includes Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and former Soviet states. EOARD provides direct financial support (and support on behalf of other AF and DoD funding agencies) for innovative international science, primarily through research grants. In addition, we support technical exchanges and visiting scientists to foster collaborations between leading researchers and the Air Force research community. (Contact a Program Officer or firstname.lastname@example.org.)