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Materials Science at Oregon State University

Composites in Aerospace: Necessary Developments in Laminate Analysis and Design - PLEASE NOTE THIS SEMINAR IS IN KEARNEY 112

Date: Thursday, Apr 26th
Presenter: Dr. Anges Blom-Schieber, Product Development/Structures, Boeing Company


The presentation will start with a short introduction on the use of composite laminates in aerospace structures, followed by a discussion of current design and analysis practices for large composite structures, such as airplane wings. Along the way challenges in each phase of the development of composite parts will be highlighted, starting with initial sizing, global and detailed laminate design, tool design and part fabrication. The presentation will be concluded by discussing some recent technology developments in composites, and what challenges must be overcome to use them in aerospace.

Dr. Agnes Blom-Schieber is a Boeing Designated Expert, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and an internationally-recognized expert in the area of advanced composite design and analysis. Dr. Blom-Schieber leads several technology projects as a senior engineer in Boeing Commercial Airplane’s Product Development organization. She loves working with multi-disciplinary teams, doing hands-on manufacturing, solving problems and mentoring fellow engineers. She holds 8 US patents and 4 Boeing trade secrets. Dr. Blom-Schieber is a Technical Advisory board member of the Thermoplastic composites Research Center. She has a PhD and MSc from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.