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Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials

CECAM logoThe Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials (CECAM) is a division of the FAA’s Joint Advanced Materials and Structure Center of Excellence, established in 2004 to assist in ensuring the safe and reliable application of composites and advanced materials to commercial aircraft. CECAM is headquartered at Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research. It is composed of universities with expertise in advanced materials including core members from Northwestern University, Purdue University, Tuskegee University, the University of Delaware, and the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of California at San Diego.

CECAM Mission

To provide the nation with a center for the validation and quality assurance of composites and advanced materials to be applied in the construction of aircraft through:

  • research, testing, certification, and technology transfer
  • coordination and cooperation with the FAA, aircraft manufacturers, materials suppliers, and airline companies
  • education of the aircraft manufacturing and maintenance workforces

FAA Sponsor: William J. Hughes Technical Center
Director: John Tomblin. Ph.D., National Institute for Aviation Research, Wichita State University
FAA COE CECAM Program Manager: Curtis Davies
Primary CECAM Technical Advisors: Allen Abramowitz, Curtis Davies, Lynn Pham

Current Projects

CACRC Depot Bonded Repair Investigation - Round Robin Testing, Lamia Salah, Ph.D., Wichita State University

Development of Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA) Calibration & Testing Procedures, Matt Opliger, Wichita State University

Characterization of the Vulnerability of Composite Aircraft, Waruna Seneviratne, Ph.D., Wichita State University

Damage Tolerance Testing and Analysis Protocols for Full-Scale Composite Airframe Structures under Repeated Loading, Waruna Seneviratne, Ph.D., Wichita State University

Environmental Factor Influence on Composite Design and Certification, : Environmental Factor Influence on Composite Design and Certification Certification by Analysis I and II / Composite Material Modeling, Juan Acosta, Wichita State University

Impact Damage Formation on Composite Aircraft Structures, Hyonny Kim, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Non-Destructive Evaluation Methods for Detecting Major Damage in Internal Composite Structural Components, Hyonny Kim, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

 

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