Australian Defence Force Aircraft Structural Integrity Symposium

From 16-18 November 2016, 130 of the world’s top military experts in Aircraft Structural Integrity (ASI) met at the Defence Science and Technology Group facility at Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Australia.

Keynote Speaker was Dr. Larry Butkus, Chief Engineer of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, United States Air Force Research Laboratory.  He spoke on ‘USAF Responses to Contemporary Materials & Manufacturing Challenges in ASI’.  His slides, and those of the other 19 presentations, are on the Defence Aviation Safety Authority’s web site.

Mine, shown above, is also on my web site.  See ‘Tech‘.  It is about the lessons to be learned from two tragic fatal crashes in Australia in 2013.  Both involved structural failure caused by metal fatigue.