VFS will be hosting Evan Young from Qarbon Aerospace for a talk titled “Design and Manufacturing applications for continuous fiber thermoplastics in vertical lift aircraft”, next Thursday, March 2nd, at 11am in CULC 102.
Evan Young is the director of engineering at Qarbon Aerospace. He has over two decades of experience in engineering and leadership in the aerospace and defense sector. His experience is with both fixed wing and rotorcraft OEMs, prior to joining Qarbon Aerospace. He holds a Masters of Engineering in Mechanics of Structures from UCLA he has led multi-national teams in airframe stress analysis, program management, R&D engineering, and materials engineering.
Qarbon Aerospace is a premier manufacturer of cutting-edge composite components and assemblies at all levels of complexity, with products installed on the industry’s most advanced commercial and military aircraft. A US-owned company with a global footprint of almost two million square feet of state-of-the-art facilities, Qarbon Aerospace competitively solves the market’s toughest challenges on time, with Quality Assured.
Continuous carbon fiber thermoplastics is leading a revolution in aerospace manufacturing. Designing vertical lift airframe and rotor blade structures with thermoplastics in mind forces the engineer to consider how to merge the material properties and design requirements while addressing the ever present challenges of cost and schedule. Solving the most technical challenges often involves design for manufacturing and materials, or DFM&M. This presentation highlights the benefits of thermoplastics, aspects of how to design vertical lift aircraft to best leverage material systems, and a focus on applications in urban air mobility.
We hope to see you there!