April 23, 2007

Purdue aerospace short course series to be offered in Indianapolis

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Division of Engineering Professional Education will offer one of its short courses, Fundamentals of Damage Tolerance and Nondestructive Inspection, from May 8 to 11 at the Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis.

The course is taught by Alten F. "Skip" Grandt Jr., the Raisbeck Engineering Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Technology Integration in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Grandt is a researcher and an instructor of undergraduate and graduate courses at Purdue. He also steps out of the traditional classroom frequently as an instructor of graduate-level professional development short courses and credit courses in the distance master's degree programs offered through the division.

The short course is intended for practicing engineers in aerospace, materials, mechanical or civil engineering involved with designing and/or maintaining high-performance structures that are resistant to manufacturing- and service-induced damage.

"The course's comprehensive nature typically makes it of special interest to those who desire a combined study of both damage-tolerant design procedures and nondestructive inspection methods," Grandt said.

Registration is $1,995 a person, or $1,529 each if two or more from the same company register as a group. The course fee includes a copy of the textbook authored by Grandt, "Fundamentals of Structural Integrity: Damage Tolerant Design and Nondestructive Evaluation," John Wiley & Sons, 2004. 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 at https://engineering.purdue.edu/ProEd/  or by contacting Vickie Maris, director, professional development programs with Engineering Professional Education at (765) 496-6845, vmarris@purdue.edu .

"This short course is one of several that are conducted by Division of Engineering Professional Education for the aerospace industry," Maris said. "We have another coming to the Aviation Technology Center in the fall on the topic of nonlinear vibrations."

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

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

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


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