Monday, May 20

Start Your Conference Experience on the Right Note

By providing valuable and useful information on an assortment of topics, SAMPE 2019 Tutorials are key to a strong start to your conference experience. Designed for both technical and non-technical staff, these highly rated courses are a popular feature of the SAMPE 2019 Conference Program.


Tutorial Rates

Rates vary depending on registration package. Tutorials are included with Premium Registration - our SAMPE 2019 Best Value! ​​ With any Conference Registration - $175|$75 Students|$225​ A La Carte.

Tutorials | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adhesive Bonding: Techniques and Controls for Ensuring Quality

Lou Dorworth, Abaris Training Resources Inc.

Tutorial Highlights: 

  • Surface preparation and cleanliness

  • Verification of surface wettability and readiness

  • Adhesive selection and compatibility with substrate

  • Quality controls for surfaces and adhesives: handling and application

  • Breaking old habits and instilling prudent processes

  • Ensuring cure temperature in the bondline

Sandwich Structure Design, Manufacturing, and Fabrication Issues

Dr. Rikard Heslehurst, Heslehurst & Associates

Tutorial Highlights: 

  • Component manufacturing hints and pitfalls for processing

  • The design requirements of sandwich structures

  • Skin and core material selection

  • Structural performances outcomes

  • Structural detail (such as joints and holes)

  • Testing methods for sandwich structures

  • Other aspects of the tutorial to be covered include environmental and longevity aspect, component quality issues and in-service support issues

(Part 1) CMH-17 Civil Aircraft Certification: Certification Basics, Application Challenges & Importance of Material and Process Control

Dr. Larry Ilcewicz and Cynthia Ashforth, Federal Aviation Administration

Tutorial Highlights: 

  • Defines Aircraft Certification Process: includes considerations arising at materials level and special aspects associated with composite airframe structures and parts

  • Covers composite technical and other challenges addressed by integrated development teams certifying transport aircraft, business jets, small airplane, rotorcraft, engines, propellers and advanced 21st century applications

  • Composite material and process control considerations for qualification, specification developments, shared data bases and manufacturing implementation

Tutorial Highlights: 

  • Graphene in Context: brief history, what it is, why it is important

  • Graphene Manufacturing: methods and their impact on price and performance

  • Graphene Properties: importance of being Nano

  • Graphene Variability: truth behind the word “Graphenes”

  • Graphene Impact: exploration of current and future applications

  • Graphene Commercialization: potential barriers and how to avoid them

Graphene Technology: From A-to-G

Steve Rodgers, Emergentek

Tutorials | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Part 2) CMH-17 Civil Aircraft Certification:  Advanced Material & Process Considerations, Structural Substantiation and Other Considerations

Dr. Larry IIcewicz and Cynthia Ashforth, Federal Aviation Administration

Tutorial Highlights: 

  • Evolving advanced composite materials and process considerations, new material forms, novel processing methods, and associated emerging support technologies

  • Structural design considerations and substantiation, with and without extensive building blocks, static strength, fatigue and damage tolerance, with some emphasis on the need for practical design constraints

  • Other considerations, including maintenance, flutter, crashworthiness, fire safety and lightening strike protection

Composite Failure Criteria:  What Do I Use?

Dr. Rikard Heslehurst, Heslehurst & Associates

Tutorial Highlights: 

  • What does failure criteria do for you in stress analysis of composites

  • Which composites failure criteria should I use

  • What numerical parameters do I need to run with a failure criterion and how to determine or estimate these parameters

  • What are the benefits and limitations of commonly used failure criteria

  • Which composite failure criteria is best to use and why

  • How does a failure criterion explain progressive failure in composite materials

High Performance Thermoplastic Composites
Mike Favaloro, CompositeTechs

Tutorial Highlights: 

  • Different polymers used in manufacturing thermoplastic composite prepregs for: aerospace, automotive, oil & gas applications - and "why" for each industry

  • Various thermoplastic prepreg production methods and comparison of properties and relative costs 

  • Thermoplastic manufacturing processes used for specific industries

  • Description of existing production thermoplastic parts made as function of industry applications

  • Discussion of the "technology growth curve" for thermoplastic composites, future trends currently under development, including "tool-less" manufacturing

Obtaining Composite Parts: From Concept-to-Reality
Ronda Coguill, Highland Point, Inc., and Brianna Clark, HDR Engineering

Tutorial Highlights: 

  • Process for selecting the right material, correct design, and the efficient process

  • Aspects of teamwork and effective communication throughout the design process

  • Importance of testing and verifying the structural integrity of the part

  • How to adjust when the model and part don't match or preform right

  • Virtual design, testing and part optimization

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