SAE offers learning academy on automotive composites.
Press Release Summary:
August 13, 2012 - Scheduled for October 22-26, SAE International's "Automotive Composites Technology Engineering Academy" will provide overview of different composite materials in terms of material types such as carbon, glass, and natural fibers. Focus, however, will be on carbon fiber processes and typical applications as well as benefits, shortcomings, and limitations. Participants will become familiar with different composites terminology, quality issues, costs, and automotive market needs.
Original Press Release
SAE International Offers New Learning Academy on Automotive Composites
Press release date: August 1, 2012
-- Describe the benefits of composites technology in automotive weight savings applications
-- Choose composites manufacturing processes that can influence quality
-- Identify engineering modeling methodologies for composite material and structural performance
-- Specify common methods for characterization of anisotropic composite materials
-- Evaluate the latest developments in non-destructive test methods for composite materials and structures
-- Identify and contrast damage and crush characteristics for composites vs. metals
-- Identify assessment approaches to durability in composites
-- Identify recent developments and applications of composites in the automotive industry
-- Summarize the opportunities for weight savings with composites For more information on the SAE International Automotive Composites Technology Engineering Academy, or to register, visit http://www.sae.org/pdevent/ACAD08; or contact SAE Customer Service at: 1-877-606-7323 (U.S. and Canada only) or 1-724-776-4970 (outside U.S. and Canada), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series(TM). - www.sae.org - Contact: Shawn Andreassi of SAE International, 724-772-8522 or email@example.com