HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Akmose98
User Rank
Iron
Re: Other practices that have been suggested
Akmose98   5/9/2012 12:45:00 PM
NO RATINGS
Hello

I'm now an independent consultant for materials and processes, having worked in the field of large composite structures , solid rocket motors, rocket launchers,etc, for about 29 years.  I have authored or edited three books on composites, Filament Winding, Composite Structure Fabrication, Composite filament Winding, Handbook of Composites, 2ond ed.

Thanks for your interest.

Beth Stackpole
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Other practices that have been suggested
Beth Stackpole   5/9/2012 6:46:19 AM
NO RATINGS
@Akmose98: Thanks for the feedback. Nice, practical suggestions for those getting started with composite design. Can I ask what industry you're in and what type of applications you've worked on involving composites?

Akmose98
User Rank
Iron
Other practices that have been suggested
Akmose98   5/8/2012 9:07:58 PM
NO RATINGS
Consider fabrication requirements during preliminary design.  This avoids the selection of a design that might be technically elegant but could not be built consistently or reliably

Consolidate sub structures.  If possible co-cure adhesive bonded assemblies

Beth Stackpole
User Rank
Blogger
New composite best practices
Beth Stackpole   8/15/2011 8:31:01 AM
NO RATINGS
Vistagy's survey shone the spotlight on a number of key trends surrounding composite design and manufacturing. For me, however, one of the stand outs was the fact that best-in-class performers have typically put new processes in place to support and promote the use of composites. Given that the survey didn't drill down into those specific best practices, I'm curious as to what kind of new processes engineering organizations are adopting in order to better leverage composites and achieve gains beyond part cost reduction. Any one out there care to weigh in?



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Forget doping. Officials at this yearís Tour de France are looking for a very different form of cheating -- electric motors hidden inside the seat tubes of bicycles.
Through my first-hand experience at MEMS Engineer Forum in Japan, itís clear to me that the IoT is real and that the Japanese are amply prepared for it and are executing on it today.
A new fixings and fastening system for assembling structural, load-bearing composite components promises 54% better adhesion, plus less weight and better mechanical performance than current composite fixing designs.
A cross-disciplinary team of scientists at Harvard University have invented a bionic leaf that can turn solar energy into fuel.
Following in the tracks of the fabled rocket plane programs of the 1940s, NASA engineers are now laying the plans for a new twist on the future of aviation -- a battery-powered airplane.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 28-30:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service