Durability and Damage Tolerance Concepts for Aging Aircraft Structures (Online Course)
Design, analysis and testing fundamentals are used as an introduction to the effects of fatigue, accidental and corrosion damage on the durability and damage tolerance of aircraft structure. Emphasis is placed on current programs used to assure continuing airworthiness of aging aircraft structure. Principal topics are centered on commercial jet transport aircraft, but fundamentals are applicable to all types of aircraft.
Designed for managers, engineers, maintenance and regulatory personnel in the aircraft industry who are involved in the evaluation, certification, regulation and maintenance of aging aircraft structure.
Includes online instruction and course notebook. The course notes are for participants only and are not for sale. The course notebook and supplemental readings will be mailed upon receipt of payment.
Fees: See fee information in the registration column on the right side of this page.
- Background to current aging airplane programs
- Design objectives: safety, economics and responsibilities
- Damage sources: environmental deterioration, accidental and fatigue damage
- Evaluation: loads, stresses, detail design, analysis and testing
- Manufacture: processes and assembly
- Certification: fatigue and damage tolerance
- Maintenance: inherent characteristics and operator responsibilities
- Aging airplane programs: introduction, modifications, repairs, corrosion prevention and control, fatigue and widespread cracking, structural maintenance program guidelines
- Future airplanes: design and analysis, MSG-3-Revision 2
Offering Online Instruction
19 hours • 1.9 CEUs
This course is part of the Aircraft Maintenance and Safety Track.
A participant can expect to better understand
- basic aging airplane programs, including:
- corrosion prevention control
- fatigue (SSID/DTR)
- widespread fatigue cracking
- the potential effects of airplane aging on structural maintenance, including:
- applicable design
- certification procedures
- maintenance procedures developed and used by operators and airplane manufacturers
Attendees will have the ability to communicate with the instructor.
A discussion board will be available for attendees to communicate with each other.
Questions? For more information about this online course, please contact:
Sarah Willliams, Assistant Program Manager
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org • Phone 785-864-8282.