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KU Aerospace Short Course Program

Webinars

 

Four airplane imagesHistory of Airplane Design Webinar Series
with Dr. Jan Roskam

The KU Aerospace Short Course Program is proud to collaborate with Dr. Jan Roskam, Ackers Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering, University of Kansas and founder of the Aerospace Short Course Program to present the History of Airplane Design webinar series. This webinar series includes four individual webinars, each focusing on specific companies and their contributions to the commercial, military and transport aircraft industries. During each webinar, Dr. Roskam provides interesting facts and historical details on a wide variety of airplane development programs, industry innovations, successes and failures. This is your opportunity to learn from a legend in aircraft design how some of today’s best known companies got started, persevered or went bankrupt, merged or made it on their own.

Dr. Jan Roskam is the Ackers Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas, and founder of the KU Aerospace Short Course Program.

Each webinar is presented live, and will not be available for viewing following the live presentation. Registration for each live webinar is $50 per person.

See our current webinars

Frequently-asked Questions
How many webinars are planned for this series?

In 2017, there are four individual live webinars scheduled for the History of Airplane Design webinar series.

What platform do you use for your webinars?

The KU Aerospace Short Course Program utilizes Zoom to present its webinars. We have found Zoom to be a reliable and user-friendly platform for webinar dissemination. More information about Zoom can be found at https://zoom.us.

How can I view webinars in this series that I have missed?

Each of the webinars in the History of Airplane Design series must be viewed live. We do not currently plan to provide access to past webinars in this series.

Will the webinar be available on your website following the live presentation?

No. The History of Airplane Design webinar series will not be placed on our website for viewing at a later date. However, there are other recorded webinars on our website that may be of interest to you.

When is payment due for a webinar?

Payment is due at the time you register. You may pay online via credit card. If you have questions, or need assistance during the registration process, please contact the registration department at 785-864-5823 or 877-404-5823 (toll-free in the U.S.), or via email at kupce@ku.edu.

Are there discounts available if my company wants to register multiple employees?

There are no discounts available for the History of Airplane Design webinar series.

My company is not paying for my registration. Can a group of employees get together and request a discount?

There are no discounts available for the History of Airplane Design webinar series.

Is there a discount available if I register for multiple webinars?

No, there is no discount available for an individual who wants to register for multiple webinars.

Can my company purchase all webinars in the series for viewing at a later time?

At this time, we do not plan to provide the History of Airplane Design webinar series for purchase.

If I am not able to view the live webinar, can I request a refund?

No refunds will be issued for webinar registration.

Can I register with a downloadable form?

Online registration is available for each course. In addition, you may also register by using this downloadable form. Follow the directions at the top of the form for submitting your registration. Please call 785-864-5823 or email ProfessionalPrograms@ku.edu if you have questions.

Whom should I contact if I have additional questions?

Please call 785-864-5823 or email ProfessionalPrograms@ku.edu

 


Free webinars

Throughout the year, the KU Aerospace short Course Program offers free live webinars, presented by our industry expert instructors. Topics vary, and the recorded webinars are typically made available for viewing following each presentation. Click on any of the webinars below to view the recorded webinar.

There are no free webinars scheduled at this time.

Previous Webinars (available for viewing)

Human Factors in the Aerospace Environment • October 27, 2016

Human Factors in the Aerospace Environment imageHuman Factors in the Aerospace Environment

Instructor: Andrew Appleton
Thursday, October 27, 2016
5:30 p.m. Central Time

This webinar will highlight some key Human Factors principles as they apply to the design and modification of aircraft cockpits. It will also briefly discuss some key Human Factors considerations for aircraft maintenance.

Webinar discussion will include:

  1.  What is Human Factors?
  2.  Person/Environment/Technology (PET) Principle of Human Factors
  3.  System of Systems Approach to Applying Human Factors
  4.  Anthropometrics—Fitting the Aircraft to the Human
  5.  The Impact of Aircraft Design/Modification on Human Workload/Situational Awareness
  6.  Don’t Neglect the Aircraft Maintainers!

View the recorded webinar.

Cabin Safety and Crashworthiness of Aircraft Cabin Interiors • August 10, 2016

    Cabin safety imageCabin Safety and Crashworthiness of Aircraft Cabin Interiors

    Instructor: Jose Mora-Vargas
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016
    11:00 a.m.–Noon CT

    This webinar highlights basic regulatory aspects related to the protection of airplane cabin occupants when the airframe is subject to crash load conditions within human tolerance, and emphasizes crashworthiness design objectives that would allow passengers to safely and rapidly evacuate the airplane.

    Webinar discussion will include:

    • Aircraft Type Certification and Supplemental Type Certification
    • FAA and EASA Regulatory Material
    • Cabin & Seats Compliance Inspection
    • Participant questions answered by the presenter

    View the recorded webinar.

    View Dr. Mora-Vargas's short course: Cabin Safety and Crashworthiness of Aircraft Cabin Interiors

    The Future of Flight Control: A Flight Control Engineer’s Perspective • May 4, 2016

      Airplane cockpit imageThe Future of Flight Control: A Flight Control Engineer’s Perspective

      Instructor: Dr. Wayne Stout
      Wednesday, May 4, 2016
      11:00 a.m.–Noon CT

      What are some possible directions for aircraft flight control systems? What are the next steps in the evolution of flight control, which are achievable today? Have we truly considered all the possibilities for mechanically actuated systems? What are the possibilities for fly by wire systems? What about single pilot operation?

      In this free live webinar, Dr. Wayne Stout will examine flight control systems, and present ideas for potential evolution of those systems. He will review secondary flight control systems and primary flight control. He will also discuss potential single pilot control (Part 25), and the pilot/flight control interface. Finally, Dr. Stout will suggest a unified concept for flight control. The webinar is primarily focused on Part 23 and Part 25 commercial aircraft.

      Attendees who will benefit from this webinar include flight control engineers, aerodynamic and stability control engineers, autopilot engineers, system engineers, aerospace students, pilots and anyone interested in the evolution of flight control.

      View the recorded webinar.

      View Dr. Stout's short course: Flight Control and Hydraulic Systems

      Why Projects Fail: How to Stay on Budget and on Schedule • March 23, 2016

        Airplane imageWhy Projects Fail: How to Stay on Budget and on Schedule

        Instructor: Herbert Tuttle
        Wednesday, March 23, 2016

        Two key components of any project are the budget and the project deadline. Everyone on the project team feels the stress when budget overruns occur, one or more scheduled deadlines are missed, and completion of the project must be extended. The presenter will discuss the responsibilities of both project leaders and individual team members—how both groups contribute to the problem, and how they can work individually and collectively to ensure that any given project stays on budget and is completed on schedule. No matter where you work, project management best practices can be applied to nearly any project, at any level.

        View the recorded webinar.

        View the related short course: Fundamentals of Project Management for Aerospace Professionals

        Aerodynamic Design Improvements—Airplane Active Flow Control • February 24, 2016

          Aerodynamic Design Improvements—Airplane Active Flow Control

          Instructor: C.P. (Case) van DamAirplane image
          February 24, 2016

          Active control of flow over wings, tails, and rotors is receiving significant attention in Europe and the United States. The goal of flow control is to improve airplane cruise and takeoff & landing performance, lower emissions and aeroacoustic noise, improve passenger comfort and to mitigate fatigue and/or extreme loading. This webinar will present an overview of the field of active flow control. Recent experimental results obtained with active lift control techniques will be highlighted.

          View this webinar to learn:

          • About different flow control techniques
          • How active aerodynamic control is considered to mitigate fluctuations in lift due to gusts and other flow variations
          • Ways to study this problem computationally as well as experimentally

          Who will benefit from viewing this webinar:

          • Aeronautical engineers
          • Controls and aerodynamics engineers in wind power
          • Rotorcraft engineers
          • Educators
          • Students focused on research in aerodynamics and/or fluid mechanics

          View the recorded webinar.

          View the related short course: Aerodynamic Design Improvements: High-Lift and Cruise

          Flight Dynamics in Airplane Design: The Importance of Trim • January 27, 2016

            Airplane imageFlight Dynamics in Airplane Design: The Importance of Trim

            Instructor: Willem A.J. Anemaat
            January 27, 2016

            Often during preliminary airplane design, trim is not analyzed soon enough, and is one of the bigger issues during flight testing. If tail and control surfaces end up being too small or in the wrong location, and this is not discovered until the flight testing phase, major delays in certification, production and airplane sales can result.

            Airplane designers and stability and control engineers will benefit from this webinar, along with industry professionals who want to become better versed in this topic.

            View this webinar to learn:

            • What is trim, and how you can alter a design to make sure the airplane is trimmable
            • How trim differs in conventional tail aft, canard and three-surface aircraft
            • How trim affects tail and canard design at forward and aft centers of gravity
            • How trim relates to take-off rotation

            View the recorded webinar.

            View the related short course: Airplane Flight Dynamics

            Airplane Design: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned • December 9, 2014

              Airplane imageAirplane Design: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned

              Instructor: Willem A.J. Anemaat
              December 9, 2014

              Learning from past mistakes has been a critical component in improving airplane design and safety. This live webinar presentation will showcase real-world examples of airplane design issues and mistakes. Citing specific cases, the instructor will analyze design flaws, and offer potential solutions.

              View this webinar to learn:

              • Key lessons from the design mistakes of past programs
              • Ten questions all design engineers should ask
              • Do’s and Don’ts to help today’s engineers avoid costly mistakes

              View the recorded webinar.

              View the related short course: Airplane Preliminary Design

               


              Questions?

              Do you have questions about our webinars? Please contact us at ProfessionalPrograms@ku.edu or 913-897-8717.


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