• E-9/M-9

    Advanced Composite Processing: Emerging Technologies

    <p>The course is designed to introduce the technology to a wide range of composites personnel including material & process engineers, FAA inspectors, technicians, QA personnel, and process equipment operators. </p><p>The course has been designated to demonstrate engineering, certification and manufacturing methods for implementation of available technologies both within limits of existing specifications and to enable greater use of these technologies in future designs.</p><p>Over the five days the course will proceed from legacy platforms through model based control is intended to instruct the student in both the science and the methods for composite processing. For those wishing to attend for three days and with interests limited to manufacturing within current design specifications; these topics will be concentrated in the period Monday thru Wednesday. For those whose interests are in methods to expand the design envelope, the period Wednesday thru Friday will demonstrate features not included in current industry specifications.</p><p>Emerging technologies are focused in two areas. The first is limited to better means to measure and manage the sensors such as temperature that exist in current specifications. The second is to better model and manage material state and thereby to implement better control and process optimization within legacy specifications and to develop newer specifications that more accurately control degassing, consolidation and cure as the material changes state. </p><p>To effectively implement material state management will require collaboration between those writing specifications and those interpreting and implementing the specification. Each of these tasks become more effective if the material state is known and critical properties can then be managed. Broadly speaking the goal of this course is to educate and demonstrate that better methods are possible and can be implemented at all stages of composite processing. </p><p>The course will review the state of the art and demonstrate recent advances in technology. A discussion period will be held on the challenges of implementing material state management. Hands on training will be provided for basic tools required for implementation.</p>

  • E-1

    Essentials of Composite Materials for Engineers & Technical Managers

    <p>This course has been developed to provide engineers and technical managers with a broad but comprehensive understanding of composite materials, detailing specific issues related to the use of composites in structures and component design, manufacture, and “in-service” operation. The course covers major aspects of composite materials application, with much emphasis on material behavior (an essential element in the successful use of composite materials).</p>

  • E-2/R-9

    Structural Engineering for Composite Repair

    This 5-day course is specifically aimed at engineers who are responsible for the design development of both temporary and permanent repairs to primary and secondary composite structures.

  • E-3/R-10

    Aerospace Repair Analysis & Substantiation

    <p>This course is designed for degree-qualified aerospace and mechanical engineers, or persons having practical experience in strength of materials calculations, that are responsible for the design analysis and substantiation of repairs to primary and secondary composite structures.</p><p> E-3 was developed with no firm prerequisite to provide commercial and military aircraft “repair” engineers with a fundamental level understanding of composite materials & processes (40%) and repair analysis (40%), in order to substantiate damage to a typical composite aircraft structure.Additionally, E-3 is 20% hands-on coupon testing to further provide engineers with the experience of fabricating a composite panel, performing a repair, and pulling test coupons.The E-3 course is optimal for repairs developed for surface panels, flight controls, wing-to-body fairings, landing gear doors, etc. <br></p><p>The E-3 course is prerequisite for the <em>E-10 Advanced Aerospace Repair Analysis and Substantiation </em>course.<em></em><span class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></p>

  • E-4

    Composite Laminate Analysis

    This course is designed for engineers who wish to learn the fundamentals of laminate design and analysis. The course is quite mathematical in nature and participants should be degree-qualified aerospace, mechanical or structural engineers or have practical experience in structural analysis.

  • E-5

    Composite Structural Design

    <p>This course has been developed specifically for civil, mechanical, structural and aeronautical engineers who are responsible for the design and fabrication of structural composite components. Participants without engineering training in composite laminate analysis are strongly encouraged to take our<em> E-4 Composite Laminate Analysis</em> course as a prerequisite.</p>

  • E-6

    Composite Joint Design & Analysis

    This course is designed for engineers who wish to better understand the unique requirements for mechanically fastened composite structures, and how to design adhesively bonded joints for full load transfer and longevity.

  • E-7

    Sandwich Structure Design & Analysis

    <p>This course is specifically designed for civil, mechanical, structural and aeronautical engineers who are responsible for the design and fabrication of sandwich structures. Participants without engineering training in composite laminate design are strongly encouraged to take our <em>E-4 Composite Laminate Analysis</em> course as a prerequisite.</p>

  • E-8

    Advanced Stress Analysis Methods for Composites

    <p>This course is designed as the next step for the composite structures engineer that wants to further his or her ability to analyze a composite structure as a whole, without having to rely solely on FEA software. </p>

  • E-10

    Advanced Aerospace Repair Analysis and Substantiation

    <p>This course is designed for degree-qualified aerospace and mechanical engineers, or persons having practical experience in strength of materials calculations, that are responsible for the design analysis and substantiation of repairs to primary and secondary composite structures. This course is for students that have completed the <em>E-3 Aerospace Repair Analysis and Substantiation</em> course and are ready to explore more in depth analysis of repairs to global structures.<br> <br> <br></p>