CO9-03 - September 8, 2009
Notes from 2009 JAMS Technical Meeting
The fifth annual Joint Advanced Materials and Structures (JAMS) Technical Meeting was held July 21-22 at the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University.
The conference provided for an excellent exchange of research with more than 75 members of industry, academia and government attending. Researchers reviewed and provided feedback on the center’s current FAA-sponsored research projects.
The goal of the technical meeting, hosted this year by CECAM, is to inform regulators, industry and academia on current research projects conducted by the center and to gain feedback that will help drive future JAMS research and training developments.
To view the presentations from the meeting, please visit the JAMS website.
For more information about JAMS programs, please contact Laura Rhoades at (316) 978-3873.
The JAMS Center of Excellence addresses the engineering and science issues associated with aviation safety, regulation and product certification of advanced materials and structures to assure equivalent or higher levels of safety relative to existing technology. It establishes engineering standards and unique skills training for advanced materials and structures. The ultimate goal is to develop an advanced materials and structures knowledge base.
JAMS is a joint award to two separate consortiums: the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures (AMTAS) led by the University of Washington and the Center of Excellence for Composites & Advanced Materials (CECAM) led by Wichita State University and its National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR).
JAMS is conducting FAA-sponsored research into nine technical areas focused on advanced materials and structures:
- Material Standardization and Shared Databases
- Bonded Joints Issues
- Structural Substantiation
- Damage Tolerance and Durability
- Maintenance Practices
- Advanced Material Forms and Processes
- Cabin Safety
- Nanotechnology for Composite Structures
- Life Management of Materials for Improved Aircraft Maintenance Practices
The FAA's Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials (CECAM) provides the nation with a center for the validatino and quality assurance of composites and advanced materials to be applied in the construction of aircraft through research, testing, certfication and technology transfer; coordination and cooperation with the FAA, aircraft manufacturers, materials suppliers and airline companies; and education of the aircraft manufacturing and maintenance workforces. CECAM is part of the Joint Advanced Materials and Structures Center of Excellence (JAMS). CECAM is led by Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research, with core members from Northwestern University, Purdue University, Tuskegee University, the University of Delaware and the University of California at Los Angeles.