AIAA Webinar: “Advanced Composite Materials and Structures”

6 December 2012

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*This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, 6 December 2012 at 1300-1430 EST.

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Advanced composites are critical, and inmany instances enabling, materials for a large and increasing number ofaerospace and commercial applications. Historically considered primarily structural and thermal protectionmaterials, they also have great potential in virtually all subsystems,including propulsion, mechanisms, electronics, power, and thermalmanagement.  Physical properties areincreasingly important. For example,composites with low densities, low CTEs and thermal conductivities higher thancopper are now in production. Materials of interest include not only polymer matrix composites (PMCs), currently themost widely used class of structural materials, and carbon-carbon composites(CCCs), which are well established for thermal protection, but also ceramicmatrix composites (CMCs), metal matrix composites (MMCs) and other types ofcarbon matrix composites (CAMCs). In this presentation we consider key aspects of the four classes of composites,including properties, key manufacturing methods, design considerations, analysis overview, lessons learned and applications. We also consider future directions, including nanocomposites.

Key Topics
  • How composites differ from conventional metals
  • Properties of key PMCs, MMCs, CAMCs, and CMCs
  • Key manufacturing methods for PMCs, MMCs, CAMCs,and CMCs
  • Important aerospace/defense and commercialapplications
  • Overview of composite design and analysismethods
  • Lessons learned and future directions

Who Should Attend

Those working in Design Engineering, Materials, Aircraft Design are encouraged to join in for this webinar.