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Advanced composite materials are being applied to numerous aircraft structures, such as the Boeing 787 and Airbus

A350, to improve performance and save weight. Composites also are used extensively in other industrial sectors, such as wind turbines, oil and natural gas exploration and production, natural gas and hydrogen vehicle storage tanks, high-speed and precision machinery, etc. Due to the anisotropic nature of typical laminated composite materials, the analysis and design of composite structures are considerably more complex than those of their metallic counterparts.This course provides participants with a broad knowledge and interdisplinary perspective on aerospace composite materials, which includes key fiber and matrix materials, manufacturing processes, nondestructive evaluations, and mechanics and analysis methods. A fundamental understanding of the structure, properties, and mechanics of composite materials is needed in order to permit their efficient use in lightweight structural design applications. The course is intended for design engineers, analysts, materials engineers and scientists, manufacturing engineers, quality assurance engineers, engineering managers, R&D engineers and scientists, product development engineers, and anyone else interested in the application of composite materials for the development of efficient lightweight structural designs. Applications apply to such industries as aerospace/defense, power generation and storage, automotive, process industries, medical equipment, and sports equipment.