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Composites Training

Composites Training

The courses listed below have been conducted and proven effective for industry clients. Any course can be modified and customized to fit your exact needs. For more information on composites course options, contact Royal Lovingfoss, associate director of the Composites and Advanced Materials Lab. Contact: Royal Lovingfoss 316-978-5317.

CMH-17 Certification Tutorial
Provides an overview of the subjects of certification, regulations, design substantiation, and essentials of production and maintenance delivered by subject experts, with an emphasis on structural substantiation.   Design substantiation covers many discussion points, including, for example, survivability, the importance of achieving repeatable results, and lightning protection requirements. 

CMH-17 Statistics Tutorial
A  comprehensive treatment of the CMH-17 methods for statistical analysis and their importance to proper development of design information.  Students will participate in an interactive session on the CMH-17 statistical methods, including practical example problems.

Composites Hands-On Training
A five-day course designed for technicians, designers, engineers, analysts, and inspectors to get a hands-on experience in manufacturing, NDT techniques, repair, adhesive bonding, and testing. Contact Waruna Seneviratne 316-978-5221.

Composites Manufacturing (CMfg) - FAA
A course designed to introduce basic knowledge of how composite materials are manufactured, processed, and used to create articles. The topics include raw material manufacturing, transportation, lay-up, curing, machining, inspection, bonding, painting, and storage. The class is taught online with a hands-on laboratory section. Contact Suresh Raju by email or at 316-978-5939.                     Information & Registration

Composite Repair Hands-on Workshop
Intended for engineers, inspectors and mechanics with little or no prior experience with composite materials. The concepts of repair and maintenance are discussed using representative composite parts with in-service experience. Factory and field repair techniques are demonstrated in several laboratories for both solid laminate and sandwich construction. Contact Lamia Salah 316-978-5775.

Composite Structural Engineering Technology (CSET) - FAA
This 10-week online course, plus a hands-on lab, will provide students with an overview of certification of composite aircraft structure. The course focus is on civil aircraft, with topics that include engineering, manufacturing, maintenance, and certification requirements, in line with the guidance in AC 20-107B (Composite Aircraft Structure). This course was developed in collaboration between Wichita State University, key industry experts, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Contact Suresh Raju by email or at 316-978-5939.

Durability and Damage Tolerance
Primary focus on composite structural substantiation. Discuss issues related to certification of hybrid structures that are largely composites. Contact Waruna Seneviratne 316-978-5221.

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