News Release: NIAR and partners announce upcoming seminars, workshops
News Release


NIAR and partners announce upcoming seminars, workshops

Friday, May 2, 2014

The National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University will collaborate with various entities this summer to offer seminars and workshops including an Acoustic Theory and Numerical Simulation Seminar, Composites Durability Workshop, Composite Materials Handbok17 (CMH-17) Working Group Meetings, LMS Ground Vibration Testing (GVT) Master Class, High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Course.

Acoustic Theory and Numerical Simulation Seminar, Wichita, KS, May 13
MSC Software is offering a free acoustic seminar at the National Center for Aviation Training. The seminars will cover the following:

  • An introduction to acoustic theory and an overview of the concepts behind the most commonly used numerical methods used for acoustic simulation including BEM, FEM, SEA and Ray Tracing.
  • A high level overview of pure acoustics, vibro acoustics and aero acoustics, as well as some key principles in acoustic testing related to comparison of measurements with simulation results.
  • An overview of Actran acoustic simulation software and its various applications to predict acoustic performance in ground vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft, consumer products, audio equipment and other fields.
  • A live demonstration of Actran, showing model set up, options for analysis types, post processing and automation.

To register visit

LMS Ground Vibration Testing (GVT) Master Class, Wichita, KS, June 17-20
LMS will offer the class at the National Center for Aviation Training. The 4-day Master Class provides a clear overview of the challenges and associated solutions for dynamic testing of full aircraft structures.  The master class rolls out an integrated approach to handle the test preparation, modal testing, modal analysis, numerical model correlation, model updating and model exploitation and  will focus on practical implementation, combining classroom lectures with an actual ground vibration test of a Beechcraft C90 or similar size aircraft.

Onsite/Online Composites Durability Workshop, Stanford, CA, July 27-29
The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University will offer a three-day workshop onsite and online that will include issues supporting the expansion of the use of composite materials and structures. Breakthrough advances that can simplify design allowable generation and certification will be proposed by representatives of Stanford, Wichita State University, other universities, end users, and FAA. Assistance in using tools and templates for one master ply will be available during and after workshop. Recent advances in C-Ply on manufacturing and pioneering research topics will also be presented. The registration fee is $800 for the on-site course and $400 for the online course.

Composite Materials Handbook-17 (CMH-17) Working Group Meetings, Miami, FL, August 4-7
The summer Composite Materials Handbook-17 tutorials and working group meetings will be held at the Florida International University. Registration options are as follows:

  • CMH-17 Certification Tutorial $500 (price includes all additional CMH-17 meetings)
  • CMH-17 Statistics Tutorial $750 (price includes CMH17STATS software and all additional CMH-17 meetings)
  • CMH-17 Working Group Meetings $175

More information and registration at  

High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Course, Wichita, KS, Oct. 28-31
The Wichita State University Office of Continuing Education and National Institute for Aviation Research will offer the course that will provide students with an awareness of all aspects of systems and aircraft High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) testing.  Topics will include the following:

  • Why HIRF is important
  • FAA/European requirements to demonstrate compliance
  • Equipment qualification
  • Aircraft certification and testing
  • Problems and Pitfalls
  • Design Issues
  • An overview of the design process and requirements in regards to lightning.

The registration fee is $2000. More information at

Contact: Tracee Friess, 316-978-5597 or

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