Upcoming Events

  • Sat 1 .

    The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel (AVT) of the Science and Technology Organization (STO) of NATO is organizing a Specialists’ Meeting entitled “Use of Bonded Joints in Military Applications”. The meeting is to be held during the Spring 2018 AVT Panel Business Week (PBW) meeting in Italy. The Specialist’s Meeting will be open to NATO/PfP Nations, SWE and NZL.

    The objectives of this Specialists’ Meeting are:

    1. to assess the state of the art of bonded joints (including bonded repairs) with respect to design, fabrication, certification, and failure analysis; and
    2. to identify gaps and future work.

    The outcome of the Specialists’ Meeting will provide informed advice to NATO Nations on how to optimize the support of current systems and enhance the design, manufacturing, certification, and maintenance of future systems.

    The following topics are to be covered by AVT-266:

    • Experiences and Best Practice
    • Research and Development
      • Surface preparation
      • Modeling and validation
      • Bond durability
      • Obsolescence
      • Test standards
    • Design and Analyses
      • Design methodologies
      • Analyses and failure criteria
    • Manufacturing
      • Materials and methods (processes)
      • Non-destructive inspection techniques, proof testing
      • Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulations
      • Sustainability
    • Certification
      • Smart bonding and multi-functional bonded joints
      • Delamination/disbond arrest features
      • Structural health monitoring

    More details about the selection process, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDf document "Call for Papers" on the right.





    AVT-266 Specialists' Meeting on Use of Bonded Joints in Military Applications
  • Sat 1 .

    The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel (AVT) of the Science and Technology Organisation (STO) of NATO is organising a Research Workshop (RWS) entitled “Advanced Wind Tunnel Boundary Simulation”. The meeting is to be held during the Spring 2018 AVT Panel Business Meeting Week (PBW) in Italy (TBD).  The Workshop will be open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden only.

     Aim and Scope

    One of the major goals of the STO is to monitor emerging technologies and to bring together experts to present and discuss the needs and ideas for these new technologies for application in their fields. This Workshop will provide an opportunity for technical experts from NATO countries, Australia and Sweden to assess the state of the art in the use of high fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of test section wall boundaries and model support hardware in wind tunnel facilities, and to compare results from high fidelity methods to established results.  The following objectives are to be addressed:

    • Evaluate high-fidelity CFD (Euler, Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes, Detached Eddy Simulation, Large Eddy Simulation, Lattice Boltzmann, etc.) simulation of wind tunnel wall boundaries, other installation effects including support hardware and compare with established results,
    • Develop recommendations for the use of high fidelity simulation of wall boundaries and model support hardware, and
    • Identify key areas requiring further research and development.


     For more information please refer to the attached PDF document "Call for Paper" on the right.

    AVT-284 Research Workshop on Advanced Wind Tunnel Boundary Simulation
  • Mon 3 .

    HFM 39th Panel Business Meeting accessible only for HFM Panel and Associated Members.

    A. Meeting announcement Symposium on Military Suicide to download (see right hand side of this page, underneath the map)

    B. General Information Package to download after booking!

    Monday, 03. April 2017 till Thursday, 06. April 2017 08:00 - 16:30
    HFM 39th PBM Riga Latvia
  • Mon 3 .



    Monday, 3 April

    Session 1: How to understand threshold? What does it mean for a small country?

    1230-1330                 Lunch break

    Session 2: How have states with small forces approached the challenge?

    Session 3: Against what and how to measure effectiveness threshold and how much is enough?

    Tuesday, 4 April

    Session 4: Integrating the ideas

    Session 5: Agreeing upon results

    1230-1330                 Lunch break

    Session 6: Planning for the Fall WS

    Session 7: Time reserved to address any unfinished business


    General remarks:

    1. Each presentation has 20 minutes, each presenter should:

      1. For Brno meeting develop a presentation of about 10 substantive slides…

      2. …to be converted into a paper of about 3000 words to be submitted to co-chairs by NLT 90 days after the meeting

      3. provide the NATO STO form 13-3 giving approval to release the information
    2. Each participating (non-chairing) country should pick a topic

    3. There should be equal number of civilian and military presenters

    4. Devil’s Advocate / „Red Team“ should be idenitifed prior to launch of the workshop; suggestion is that BDCOL representative assumes this role

    5. Primary supporting reference documents could be:

      1. Bi-SC Directive 80-90, NATO Task List, 16 November 2007

      2. Bi-SC Agreed Capability Codes And Capability Statements. 5000 TSC FRX

        0030/TT-7673/Ser: NU0053; 14 October 2011

        Note: both documents are NATO UNCLAS and releasable to EU/PfP



        Expected deliverables could be:

    1. Agreed analytical framework, consisting of policy and operational parts

    2. Second-to-last draft policy part of the framework—possibly in the format of a quasi-planning guidance/planning directive—to be finalised via electronic coordination between the Spring and Fall Workshops

    3. Agreed format for the operational part of the framework—possibly that of a Capability Profile—to be further refined and filled with substance during the Fall Workshop

    Monday, 03. April 2017 till Tuesday, 04. April 2017 08:15 - 17:00
    SAS-131 (RWS) - Research Work Shop on Threshold Concepts For and By Smaller Forces
  • Mon 3 .

    Symposium Military Suicide Prevention

    The primary objective of this symposium is to bring together leading NATO academic, military operators and clinical experts in Suicide Prevention to consolidate what we know about the personal challenges that lead to suicidal tendencies and how the HFM can inform both the NATO COMEDS and National military NATO leadership about the best evidence informed practices in mental health in order to prevent suicide and suicidal behaviors.

    The intended audience for the HFM-NATO-275 (Military Suicide) Symposium would include members of the academia and clinicians who are actively engaged in the prevention of suicide among military service members and veterans as well as line leadership and key personnel policy makers. This activity is primarily focused on research and clinical endeavors in military suicide prevention but it is recognized that the suicide prevention efforts cannot be achieved without the chain of command engagement.

     The objectives of the HFM-NATO-275 (Military Suicide) Symposium are twofold:

     1) To consolidate and to share across nations, the leading theories and/or models for understanding risk and protective factors for military suicide; and

    2) To understand current best practices in military suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention and to discuss its limitations.

    CME Credit Points will be awarded


    Monday, 03. April 2017 till Wednesday, 05. April 2017 13:00 - 17:30
    HFM-275 Symposium on Military Suicide Prevention
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