Advanced composite materials discipline includes key technical areas such as material & process control, database standards, structural substantiation, maintenance procedures, damage tolerance, bonded joints, and emerging composite manufacturing technologies.
Applications of advanced composite materials to aircraft structures have expanded in all product areas. This discipline works with industry, other government agencies, and academia throughout the world to address safety and certification initiatives to support these applications. This discipline also interfaces with other technical specialty areas on the unique characteristics of composite materials. The desired outcomes from these efforts are policy, guidance, engineering standards and training.Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor – Larry B. Ilcewicz, PhD