DABJ—Design and Analysis of Bolted Joints For Aerospace Engineers
$1990 per person
Just about everyone involved in developing hardware for space missions (or any other purpose, for that matter) has been affected by problems with joints using threaded fasteners. Common problems include structural failure, fatigue, galling, inadequate preload, fasteners losing preload or falling out completely, low or nonlinear stiffness, joint slipping or loss of alignment, excess weight, procurement cost and lead time, incompatibility with the space environment, and time-consuming assembly.
This three-day course includes many examples and class problems. Participants should bring calculators.
InstructorTom Sarafin has worked full time in the space industry since 1979. He worked over 13 years at Martin Marietta Astronautics, where he contributed to and led activities in structural analysis, design, and test, mostly for large spacecraft. Since founding Instar Engineering in 1993, he’s consulted for NASA, DigitalGlobe, Lockheed Martin, AeroAstro, and other organizations” to “… NASA, DOD Space Test Program, DigitalGlobe, Lockheed Martin, and other organizations. He’s helped the U. S. Air Force Academy design, develop, and verify a series of small satellites and has been an advisor to DARPA. He was a member of the core team that developed NASA-STD-5020. He is the editor and principal author of Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch and is a contributing author to Space Mission Analysis and Design. Since 1995, he has taught over 200 courses to more than 4000 engineers and managers in the space industry.
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