Webinar: Composite Materials for Missiles and Launchers

Webinar Date: November 18, 2020
Time: 9 am MST

Launching satellites, payloads, and or weapons into space creates the ultimate performance challenge for composite materials. In addition to low weight and high stiffness, the materials also need to withstand extreme temperature fluctuations while maintaining shape and function, high dynamic and vibration loads at launch and re-entry, and very high temperatures for hypersonic systems. The webinar will review the materials requirements for missiles and launchers and Hexcel solutions including carbon fiber, unidirectional and fabric prepregs, honeycomb core, and additive manufactured components.

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About the Presenter
Bob YanceyHexcel Director, Business Development
Dr. Robert Yancey has filled numerous roles in his career including research, technology development, sales, management, business development, and executive roles. He currently leads business development for Hexcel in the Americas which includes advanced materials, manufacturing, and engineered products. He has a technical background in composite materials, composite mechanics and micromechanics, design optimization, additive manufacturing, finite element modeling, and nondestructive evaluation. He holds a B.S. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, an M.S. degree in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Dayton. He is an AIAA Associate Technical Fellow and Industry 4.0 Emerging Technologies Lead for SAMPE.