Short course, School of Engineering

Aircraft Fatigue and Damage Tolerance
4 - 8 July 2011

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Introduction Course overview This unique course has been designed and developed to meet the needs of design and maintenance engineers in designing. Part 2 is designed to enhance the learning objectives offering specialist topics and case studies and exploring in greater depth. delegates will gain: • An appreciation of design philosophies and good design practice for structural durability and damage tolerance • Principles and techniques of fatigue and fracture mechanics analysis. Airworthiness and certification engineers. which is also suitable to automotive and civil engineers. strength and service durability predictions • Knowledge of the basics of fatigue endurance. • To make engineers and decision-makers aware of problem areas and the regulatory requirements for fatigue and damage tolerant design. • To provide worked examples and hands-on experience of solution methods and procedures in structural fatigue and damage tolerance problems. design engineers. Benefits of attending On completion of the course. Objectives • To provide an understanding of the principles and techniques in fatigue analysis and fracture mechanics. The course is also suitable to postgraduate students and researchers who perform research in this field. and analyst. analysing and maintaining aircraft. The course consists of two main parts. Part 1 presents the basic theories of fatigue analysis and fracture mechanics. Responsible senior managers and technical programme managers. as well as practical methods and case studies for meeting the durability and damage tolerance requirements. damage tolerance and airworthiness issues in aircraft structures Cranfield University Short courses Aircraft Fatigue and Damage Tolerance . It presents the basic fundamentals of fatigue and fracture mechanics. The course is focused on the metallic aircraft structures with a session being devoted to the comparison of fatigue damage modes of fibrous composites with metals. Maintenance and repair engineers. Research students and research engineers. Who should attend? • • • • • Stress engineers.

What is it and what are we doing about it? • The need for ‘LOV’ • Fatigue categories. Course Director Dr Xiang Zhang T: +44 (0) 1234 754621 E: xiang.workshop session • Fatigue loading spectrum Professor John W Bristow • Fatigue & fracture analysis of commuter aircraft structures • Repair.update on current regulatory position Robert G Eastin • Damage tolerance ‘WFD’ . fatigue management strategies • evolution of part 25 fatigue requirements. Replacement and Regulations • Airworthiness lessons from LUSAKS • Ageing aircraft structures .uk .zhang@cranfield.the role of strength level and toughness • Inspection threshold and inspection intervals • The requirements for NDT capability Dr Xiang Zhang • Fatigue analysis methods • Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics • Calculation of fatigue crack growth lives • Tools for life assessment . Professor Phil Irving • Fatigue design philosophies • Regulatory background on the civil & military aircraft • Requirements for fatigue & damage tolerant design • Damage tolerance and material selection .8 July 2011 £1535 £435 This course will be held at Cranfield University. delegates will also benefit from the expertise of invited external speakers. and attendance is normally on a full-board basis in Mitchell Hall on the Cranfield campus. the recently published ‘WFD Rule’ General information Date: Course Fee: Accommodation: 4 .Course content Topics and Principal Speakers As well as benefiting from the expertise of a number of Cranfield academics who are experts in their the concept of LOV.

She has a particular research interest in the development and application of the finite element method for predicting fatigue failure and improving structural detail design. the De Havilland Division of H. operation and research and development on transport aircraft. Editorial board member for the Journal of Aerospace Engineering and Journal of materials: Design & Applications. She holds a number of government and industrial research grants. He was a founder member of the international team that produced regulatory guidance materials on composite structures for civil aircraft. America. PhD FRAeS Visiting Professor of Structural Integrity to Cranfield University. Professor John rotorcraft and engines. Robert G. KC-10 and C-17. He has presented papers on ageing aircraft. and subsequently worked as a structural design surveyor covering both structural design and continued airworthiness aspects of all types of aircraft. John has over 40 years of experience in the aircraft industry. Space Shuttle Orbiter. Member ASTM Committee on Fatigue and Fracture. Member American Helicopter Society. for the CAA along with a special responsibility for materials technology (25+ years). fatigue of helicopters.S. www. Phil has been teaching.cranfield. general aviation aircraft. She lectures and actively conducts research in this filed and regularly speaks in international conferences and publishes in scientific journals. published over 90 papers in this field. test. FAA Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Robert earned a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MSc in Engineering Mechanics from Old Dominion University. B-1A. fracture mechanics.S. structural integrity and damage tolerance in both industry and academia for the past 30 years.A. and provides supervision for PhD and masters research projects. he worked in industry for 28 years. He is chairman of the European Ageing Aircraft Working Group and represents JAA [The Joint Aviation Authorities of Europe] on the Airworthiness Assurance Working Group in the U. made numerous technical presentations and conducted several workshops on the fatigue and damage tolerance of aircraft structures. Eastin. Robert has authored many papers. Co-founder of Airworthiness MSc programme. In his current position with the FAA he advises on fatigue and damage tolerance issues involving analysis.A (13 years). He is currently the Chairman of the Government Steering Group for the Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) effort (formerly MIL-HDBK-5). in structural design and regulations. BSc (Eng). firstly with the manufacturing industry. researching and publishing in the field of fatigue. PhD CEng FRAeS MAIAA Reader in Structural Durability and Integrity at Cranfield University. metallic and . Dr Xiang Zhang. Member Royal Aeronautical Society “Structures & Materials” Group Committee. and composite structures in both Europe and N. He has also served as an advisory member on several Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) Working Groups tasked with recommending changes to civil aviation rules and advisory material. Formerly Head of the Structures and Materials Department of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Prior to coming to the FAA in 1997. BSc PhD CEng FIMMM CAA Chair in Damage Tolerance at Cranfield University and Head of the Damage Tolerance Group.Course information Profile of speakers Professor Phil Irving. Member IMechE Aerospace Materials & Structures Technical Activity Committee. The majority of this time was spent working in the areas of fatigue and damage tolerance on major aircraft development programmes that included the DC-10. Since joining Cranfield in 1991 he has performed researcher over a wide range of aircraft and structural integrity areas in both metallic and polymer composite materials. Xiang has over 30 years experience in aeronautical fatigue and damage tolerance in both metallic and polymer composite materials.

the fee is refunded in full. 56 days or less 50% 28 days or less 25% 14 days or less 0% Group discount Where more than two delegates are booking from within one site of one organisation.Booking information How to register You may register for this course online by visiting cranfield. course materials. Alternatively you may complete the registration form overleaf. you may nominate a substitute but if a suitable substitute cannot be found the following scale of charges will apply: More than 56 days before the programme starts. Further Information Academic Operations Unit Cranfield University Cranfield. Occasionally other accommodation is used as an alternative. Mainline train services from London to Milton Keynes are frequent. Late registrations may be accepted. Please ask about our discount scheme at time of booking. refreshments and course dinner where appropriate. Cancellations – We regret that a fee must be charged when confirmed bookings are cancelled or transferred to future dates. since it is seldom possible to arrange the attendance of a replacement. close to junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 motorway. lunch. In the event of a cancellation. the University has its own commercial airport on campus. Fees are payable to Cranfield University. Bedfordshire MK43 0AL T: +44 (0) 1234 754 192 E: shortcourse@cranfield.z Booking conditions Course fees quoted include tuition. a discount of 10% will apply to the invoice for the course tuition fee. with a journey time of approximately 35-60 minutes.cranfield. Alternatively. i i ii ii ii ii iiii iii iii iiii ii iiii iii iii ii iiii iii ii iiii ii Location The campus is located approximately 50 miles north of London. either in Mitchell Hall or in the Conference Centre. Cranfield School of Engineering reserves the right to amend published information. www. Payment is required no later than eight weeks before the course starts. or immediately for bookings made within eight weeks of the beginning of the course. On confirmation of the booking an invoice will be sent to you. we are unable to transfer a booking to a later programme free of Accommodation – Participants are usually accommodated within the University Campus. Accommodation fees are not included in the discount scheme. Withdrawal and transfer to a later programme at this stage will therefore also be subject to the charges as detailed and locating the webpage for this . Cheques should be drawn on a UK bank in £ Sterling and made payable to Cranfield University. If this is the case it will be made clear in the joining information. Transfers – Within the eight week period preceding the start of the subject to availability of places on the

no.Registration form . Beds. Fax no. MK43 0AL Fax +44 (0) 1234 751206 Delegate’s details Title Job title Email Organisation’s details Organisation name Organisation address Town Country Direct line telephone number and fax: Country code Area code Telephone number Ext. Fax no. please complete the following: MASTERCARD / VISA / AMERICAN EXPRESS * * delete as appropriate / Cardholder or authorised signature: . no. Mr Mrs Miss Dr Course Title Course Dates Fee Payable Aircraft Fatigue and Damage Tolerance from 4 July 2011 to 8 July 2011 Complete and return to: Post Academic Operations Unit. please specify Surname Nationality First name County/Region Postcode/Zipcode Contact details for correspondence (if different from delegate address) Name and address Town Country Contact telephone number and fax: Country code Area code Telephone number Ext.You can also register online at cranfield. Contact name Full Address Address Postcode (if in UK): Telephone (inc code): Card type: Card number: 3-digit security code (on reverse of card): Cardholder name: Cardholder address: Purchase order no (if applicable) Email: Fax: Expiry date: CREDIT CARD PAYMENT If you would like to pay by credit card. Cranfield County/Region Postcode/Zipcode Authorisation of Payment/Invoice details (if different from the above) I have read and I accept the Booking Conditions and understand that upon confirmation of this booking I/ the organisation will become liable for all charges including cancellation and transfer charges if applicable.

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