Pre-Conference Short Course - April 9, 2018


Technical Contacts: Alaina Roberts ( and Robert Goldberg (

This year’s preconference short course, will cover an overview of the evolution of composites over the last twenty years, as well as a review of the most current design and production techniques.  The short course will focus on a number of case studies outlining specific and practical aerospace related applications of composites used across the industry and within academia, with emphasis on civil engineering applications in the aerospace field. 

Tentative instructors and case study topics are provided.  Check site often – other details will be posted as they are finalized.

Time Tentative Schedule Instructor
 9:00-9:05 a.m. Welcome & Course Introduction A. Roberts (Boeing)
 9:05-9:45 a.m. Composite Materials: Introduction Dr. Steven Arnold
(NASA Glenn)
 9:45-10:15 a.m. Micromechanics of Composite Materials: A Generalized Multiscale Analysis Approach Dr. Steven Arnold
(NASA Glenn)
 10:15-10:45 a.m. Challenges in Structural Integrity of Composite Materials Dr. Ramesh Talreja
(Texas A&M University)
 10:45-11:45 a.m. Testing and analysis of the high strain rate and impact response of advanced composite materials Dr. Wieslaw Binienda
(University of Akron) &
Dr. Rob Goldberg
(NASA Glenn)
 11:45a.m.-          12:30p.m. LUNCH (provided)  
 12:30-1:00 p.m. Gap between Code Requirements and Current State of Research on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer for Building Component Dr. An Chen
(Iowa State University)
 1:00-1:30 p.m. Basics on multiscale modeling and simulations methods, and show how we have used these methods for various polymer nanocomposite Dr. Greg Odegard
(Michigan Tech University)
 1:30-2:00 p.m. 3D Printed Whisker Reinforced Composites Dr. Charles Bakis
(Pennsylvania State University)
 2:00-2:30 p.m. 787 Advanced Composites - Co-cured Boxes & Barrels Steve Murphy
 2:30-3:00 p.m. Case Study: Using commercial grade composites for aircraft tooling structures Jill Cyra
 3:00-3:15 p.m. BREAK  
 3:15-3:45 p.m. Composite sandwich panels as bridge decks Dr. Mijia Yang
(North Dakota State University)
 3:45-4:15 p.m. Structural Design of Polymer Composite Materials for New Construction and for Rehabilitation of Structures Dr. Abdul-Hamid Zureick
(Georgia Tech)
 4:15-4:45 p.m. Toughened composites for lightweight space mining equipment Rob Mueller
(NASA, Kennedy Space Center) & Greg Kress (Abaris Training)
 4:45-5:00 p.m. Course Closure A. Roberts (Boeing)



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