Friday, October 5, 2012 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Thomas Grandine (The Boeing Company)
Many of Boeing's products, including the new 787, make effective use of composite materials in their construction. These advanced materials offer superior weight and strength characteristics and are one of the principal reasons the 787 has become the fastest selling jetliner in aviation history. Building geometric models which enable the manufacture of these materials is non-trivial, however, and many ad hoc approaches are widely used.
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