Wichita State launches online composites course for engineers

Wichita State University's course consists of 40 hours of guided instruction covering manufacturing methods, mechanics of laminates, ply failure theories and structural analysis, damage resistance and tolerance guidelines.

Wichita State University (Wichita, Kan., USA) reports that it has launched a Basic Composites for Engineers online, non-credit course. This is an introductory course for engineers who have little or no experience with composite materials.

The course consists of 40 hours of guided instruction through five instructional modules on topics that include manufacturing methods, mechanics of lamina and laminates, ply failure theories and structural analysis, damage resistance and tolerance and design guidelines.

Students can begin the course at any time and will have the flexibility to complete sections at their own pace during a 60-day time period.

The course instructor is Suresh Keshavanarayana, WSU associate professor of aerospace engineering. The cost for the course is $975. For more information or to register, go to www.wichita.edu/conted/composites. Course registration is facilitated by the WSU Office of Continuing Education. For more information, call +1 316-978-6472 or e-mail jody.hall@wichita.edu

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