CASE-6 Structural Failure Identification in Aircraft Accident Investigation

Quick Facts

Price
$1,400

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
2.4

Course is Part of this Program
Certificate of Management in Aircraft Accident Investigation

Course Length
3 Days

Course Dates & Locations
April 10-12, 2018 - Daytona Beach Campus, FL

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Overview

This course is designed to teach the participant the fundamentals required to identify failure modes of aircraft/engine components at the aircraft accident/mishap site. It can be completed independently and can be applied toward the Certificate of Management in Aircraft Accident Investigation.  

 

Who Should Attend

  • Civil and Military Aircraft Accident Investigators
  • Aircraft/Engine manufacturers and maintainers
  • Aircraft/Engine owners and operators

Course Objectives

The participant will learn about structures and properties of aircraft materials and how they dictate the failure mode (overload, fatigue, stress-corrosion, etc.) of aircraft/engine components when operated outside their design specifications. The participant will then learn how to visually (1x-10x) identify failure modes to determine whether failure of the aircraft/engine component was the cause or result of the aircraft accident/mishap.

Technical lectures in basic metallurgy and composites, classroom exercises, crash laboratory exercises, and materials laboratory exercises all utilizing actual failed aircraft/engine components will help the participant achieve the goals of efficiently and quickly identifying failure modes encountered at the accident/mishap site with or without a 10x magnifier.

Contact Us

Office of Professional Programs, Daytona Beach Campus

600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. 
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

386-226-6928
dbproed@erau.edu

About the Instructors

Andy McMinn, M.S., P.E.

President and Chief Engineer of Metallurgical Air Safety Investigations

McMinn has over 34 years of experience in metallurgical/materials engineering, forensic metallurgy, failure analysis, and aircraft accident investigations of both military and civil aircraft ranging from a U.S. Air Force B-52 Bomber to a Stevens KB-2 Gyrocopter.

Anthony Brickhouse, MAS, ASI

Associate Professor of Aerospace and Occupational Safety and Director Aerospace Forensic Laboratory of ERAU

Brickhouse has over 19 years of aviation safety & accident investigation experience.