Aerospace Structure & Materials

Section: Aerospace Structures and Materials

Chair: Jeremy Laliberté
Carleton University

The success of the Canadian aerospace industry has been based on imaginative application of existing and emerging technologies, international collaboration, and innovative management of design, manufacture, and life cycle support. Sustainability has become a key driver in the development of aerospace structures and materials.

Section topics cover all areas related to aircraft structures and materials, UAV/UAS and space systems including relevant aspects of landing gear and propulsion systems:
• Developments in light alloys, superalloys, coatings, and composite materials
• Materials design and manufacturing concepts
• Structural design and integrity concepts, health monitoring, life cycle management
• Assessment of loads, static strength, fatigue life, damage tolerance, WFD
• Assessment of the effects of corrosion, environment, fretting, impact damage
• Aeroacoustics and structural dynamics
• Modelling, simulation, probabilistic methods, risk assessments
• Experimental methods and test facilities
• Maintenance, non-destructive inspection, repair technologies
• Component life enhancement technologies
• Reduction of environmental risk and cost
• Fleet life extension and life estimation technologies
• Regulatory requirements, certification programs

Upcoming activities
CASI AERO 2017 – 24 th Aerospace Structures and Materials Symposium