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AMTAS Short Course on Advanced Composite Materials and Structures

Dates: March 20–22, 2012
Time: 2.5 days; 20 hours of instruction
Location: University of Washington
  Seattle, Washington

Advanced composite materials are used in many industries including aerospace, marine, automotive, medical, energy, and recreation. Striking examples of the expanding use of composites are the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350, as these materials improve performance and save weight. To better prepare engineers in applying these new material technologies to the design and manufacturing of composite structures, AMTAS is pleased to offer this special opportunity in advanced composites education.

This 2.5-day (20-hour) short course provides an introduction to the science and technology of composite materials and structures. The course will begin with a broad overview of polymeric composites, followed by detailed discussions of constituent materials, manufacturing processes, tooling, analysis methods, non-destructive inspection, and repair. Course content does not include any proprietary or export-controlled information.

After successfully completing this course, the student will be able to identify the unique characteristics of composites and apply the fundamental and practical knowledge necessary to build and maintain composite structures.


Who Should Attend

  • Recently hired engineers
  • Experienced design engineers, stress analysts and manufacturing engineers seeking composite fundamentals and application knowledge
  • Aeronautical, civil, mechanical, and materials sciences engineers looking to round out their background in aircraft structure and design

Course Outline

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Course materials contain fundamental and practical knowledge necessary to build composite structural hardware.

Prerequisite: To participate in the AMTAS Institute, students must have a B.S. in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, materials sciences engineering, civil engineering or equivalent educational background.

Course Cost: $1,250

Contact Ellen Barker to discuss discounted registration for groups of 5 or more from the same organization.


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Note: AMTAS reserves the right to cancel this program in the event of low enrollment or other circumstances beyond its control.

Lodging Information

Seattle hotel information is available at Please mention that you are attending a University of Washington conference and request the UW rate. This rate is subject to room availability.

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