Welcome

Dear Participants,

on behalf of the Programme Committee, I would like to warmly invite you to attend the 17th International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics (IFASD) in Como, Italy, from June 25 to June 28, 2017, organized by the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology of Politecnico di Milano, with the support of AIDAA – Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica.

The International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics is the most important event for engineers and researchers working in the fields of aeroelasticity and structural dynamics, since the first event of 1981. Following the success of the IFASD2015 held in Saint Petersburg, the 2017 forum will be held in Como, Italy.

Besides being the most famous of the Italian Lakes, Lake Como is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It has absolutely stunning views of the majestic mountains with their deep valleys running through them. The towns and villages along the lakes shores are very picturesque and each one of them feels like it could be home to any number of celebrities. Not only is Lake Como a beautiful location, it is also the perfect base for the keen visitor looking to visit as many places as possible during their stay in Lombardy, Italy. The Swiss border is only 10-15 minutes from Como and a little farther up the lake you can get to Lake Lugano in less than 20mins. The Dolomites can be reached in approximately 3 to 4 hours by car and let’s not forget the shoppers; Milan is less than one hour by train.

I look forward to seeing you in Como!

Warm Regards,

Sergio Ricci
Forum Chair – IFASD 2017