News Release: NIAR to host four-day hands-on composite course April 5-8
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NIAR to host four-day hands-on composite course

NIAR to host four-day hands-on composite course April 5-8

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) will offer an introductory course designed to give technicians, engineers, analysts and inspectors hands-on experience in advanced composite material manufacturing, nondestructive inspection techniques, damage surveys and other composite handling techniques.

The course is designed to expose attendees to various aspects of composite manufacturing, inspections, repair and testing. Designed as a supplemental course for composite theory classes, the class time is maximized for attendees to get hands-on experience. Specifically, the course will introduce trainees to:

Day 1: Fabrication of monolithic and sandwich parts
Day 2: Composite repair
Day 3: Joining of composite structures
Day 4: Mechanical testing and failure analysis

The course will take place April 5-8 at the National Center for Aviation Training. The registration deadline is Monday, March 28. It is based on a successful series of courses developed specifically for industry.

For more information, download the document at


Contact: Tracee Friess, NIAR director of communication, 316-978-5597 or

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