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SAE International and University of Michigan Team to add hands-on lab to Automotive Composites Technology Engineering Academy.
The five-day Academy will be held Nov. 10-14 at SAE International’s Troy, Michigan, office and will provide an overview of different composite materials in terms of material types such as carbon, glass and natural fibers. The focus, however, will be on carbon fiber processes, typical applications, benefits and shortcomings and limitations. Participants will become familiar with different composites terminology, quality issues, costs and automotive market needs and will gain a holistic understanding of automotive carbon fiber applications.New this year will be interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities at the University of Michigan’s Composites Structure Laboratories, in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. The activities will provide insight into testing various composite materials as well as processing and manufacturing composite structures.The “Automotive Composites Technology Engineering Academy” – an immersive and comprehensive learning experience – provides an overview of different composite materials in terms of material types, and focuses on carbon fiber processes, typical applications, benefits, and shortcomings and limitations. Attendees will become familiar with composites terminology, quality issues, costs and automotive market needs, and gain a holistic understanding of automotive carbon fiber applications.By attending, participants will be able to:
Co-lead instructors for the Academy include: Saeed Siavoshani, PhD, Technical Program Manager for LMS, A Siemens Company and adjunct professor, University of Detroit Mercy; and Khaled Shahwan, PhD, world-recognized expert and an industry leader in state-of-the-art virtual methodologies and engineering for advanced lightweight composites and automotive safety technologies.More information: www.sae.org