Purdue News

September 7, 2006

Purdue to offer aerospace short course on West Coast for engineers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University's Division of Engineering Professional Education, known as Pro Ed, will offer a short course in California that is designed for practicing engineers in aerospace, materials, mechanical or civil engineering.

The graduate-level course is designed for practicing engineering professionals who address problems in health management for mechanical systems — from modeling to measurement to sensing to prediction.

Douglas Adams, associate professor of mechanical engineering and researcher at the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories at Purdue, will teach the "Health Monitoring of Structural Materials and Components" course from Oct. 24-26 at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif.

"The health monitoring short course offers three important aspects of mechanical health management: identification, diagnosis and prognosis of machine engines," Adams said. "The content of the program has broad appeal throughout industry and, in particular, to entry-level engineers who are interested in getting into new aspects of aerospace structures and into the management of aerospace structures."

The course is part of an educational partnership between Purdue and the AERO Institute in the Antelope Valley of California that provides instructors and professional engineers the opportunity for professional development and enrichment.

A video clip of an interview with Adams about the course can be viewed online.

Registration is $2,179 and includes all program materials, snacks and two lunches. Registration is limited and is available on a first-come basis. More information regarding registration and the seminar is available on the center's Web site or by contacting Maris at (765) 496-6845, vjmaris@purdue.edu.

Writer: Cynthia Sequin, (765) 494-4192, csequin@purdue.edu

Sources: Vickie Maris, (765) 496-6845, vjmaris@purdue.edu

Douglas Adams, (765) 496-6033, deadams@purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu


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