This four-hour short course focusing on corrosion management and life extension of aerospace assets. The approach identifies how to manage such concerns as:
- Gas Turbines in Extreme Environments (Temperatures, Life Expectancy, Commercial vs. Military Service)
- Engine Materials
- Degradation Mechanisms
- Aircraft Aging- Maintaining Fleets with 40+ Years of Service Life
- Inspection and Corrosion Control Methods
- Ground operations and the Risk of Corrosion
- Analysis/Monitoring Methods
- Degradation Mechanisms and Modes (crevice corrosion, galvanic coupling, pitting, coating failures, etc.)
- Air Frames, Materials, and their Architecture and Environments
- Dr. Gabriel Ilevbare, Department Manager, Materials Science and Engineering at Idaho National Laboratory
- Dr. Luz Marina Calle, Exploration and Development Office at NASA
- Dr. David Shifler, Office of Naval Research, Naval Materials Division, United States Navy
- MSgt Matthew Dowden, Air Force Corrosion Manager, Corrosion Prevention & Control Office
- Identify maintenance considerations for managing degradation in aging aircraft (both military and commercial).
- Recall common methods for coatings and materials testing and qualification when an asset will be exposed to unique or harsh environments.
- Discuss corrosion control best practices, such as inspection and analysis, used to control degradation and corrosion in aging aircraft.
- Recognize how different components (e.g. turbines, engines, wings, etc.) react in different environments and how they ultimately affect the performance of the aircraft.
Who should attend
Professionals from the following areas of expertise:
- Research and Development
- Materials Selection Specialists
- Aerospace Engineers
- Materials Engineers
- Design Engineers
- Military and Defense Project Managers
- Aerospace Coatings Developers, Applicators, Inspectors, Manufacturers
Successful completion of the course is required to earn a certificate of course completion. Requirements are specific to each course and may include a combination of attendance, daily assessments, activities, quizzes, or knowledge checks.