Space Industry Skillnet – Welcome

The Space Industry Skillnet is an enterprise led training network that organises essential training for Irish companies who are or who want to be involved in the delivery of technology and services to the European Space Agency (ESA) in support of its space programmes (www.esa.int). The Space Industry Skillnet is a national training network and operates in all technology sectors. The objective of the Space Industry Skillnet is to encourage and enable more Irish companies to consider the space industry as a truly commercial opportunity and to provide them with the skills to succeed. The Space Industry Skillnet provides low cost access to the following training courses based on the needs of the network member companies. Some typical courses offered are shown in the list below. Please find more details on each course by visiting our Training Plan page.

Eligibility for Job Seekers

Job-seekers can participate in Skillnets training programmes subject to the eligibility criteria listed at the following link; http://www.skillnets.ie/job-seekers/eligibility-criteria Please contact the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan (e-mail: catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie) for more details on the network activities and how they may help you company to succeed.

DESIGN AND OPERATIONS OF COMPOSITE OVERWRAPPED PRESSURE VESSELS

Date: 25th to 29th May 2015

Location: Midlands Innovation & Research Centre, Athlone, Ireland

Scope of Course

The course provides an introduction to the basic principles governing the design and operation of Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels (COPV). The comprehensive overview of current technological understanding will provide both engineering mechanics fundamentals and practical applications drawn from experience to educate program managers, design engineers, ground and flight operators, safety analysts, quality engineers and users/customers.

Background to the Course

High performance Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels (COPVs) have been utilized in the aerospace and automotive in­dustries for many years, providing an inherently safe, lightweight and cost effective storage source for pressurized fluids. COPVs are commonly used for gas and propellant storage in spacecraft and launch vehicles. The consequence of a COPV rupture can include the release of caustic fluids, loss of necessary fluids and the release of stored energy equivalent to several pounds of trini­trotoluene (TNT) depending on the quantity, pressure and fluid contained in the COPV.

In the aerospace sector, the development of a commercial space industry has reinforced the need for light and low cost yet safe and reliable pressure vessels. In the automotive sector, new de­mands for alternative fuel vehicles driven by changes in the en­ergy sector have given rise to opportunities for durable and low cost, and also safe and reliable pressure vessels, particularly for hydrogen and compressed natural gas. Safety and high reliability are achieved by adhering to rigorous processes throughout the life cycle of a pressure vessel, includ­ing the design, manufacture, testing, handling, and operation phases.

Course Description

Fundamental to the use of COPVs in space applications is the rel­evant failure modes and the design techniques introduced to en­sure safe operation. Flight safety can only be properly understood through appropriate engineering design and quality throughout the vessel lifecycle from design, qualification, manufacturing, accep­tance testing, handling and finally operational use. Each step of the product lifecycle has relevant safety considerations, which will ultimately affect the likelihood for catastrophic failure resulting in loss of life during operations… < Read More >

Course Length and Duration

32 hrs in 5 days

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers and Managers who are interested in the latest tech­niques for COPV design, development manufacturing and test­ing
  • Quality and Safety Assurance practitioners with no previous COPV experience
  • Ground operators and those who write design requirements for COPV safe handling.

What You Will Learn?

  • Failure modes in COPVs and requirements for safe operation in space environments
  • Designing for Maximum Operational Pressure and Relevant Fac­tors of Safety
  • Approaches to Liner Fatigue Modeling under Pressure Cy­cling
  • Liner Buckling: Models, Trigger and Methods of Prevention
  • Composite Stress-Rupture Phenomenon and Reliability Model­ing
  • Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE
  • Considerations for Ground Operations and Damage Control Miti­gation Techniques.

How You Will Learn It?

  • Interactive Verbal instruction using Power Point
  • Videos and Photographs.
  • Case studies
  • Interactive experience with Finite Element Analysis simulation with the Abaqus FEA program.

What You Will Take With You?

  • The course book with all presentations and documents
  • Student version of Abaqus FEA (of Dassault Systèmes)
  • Certificate of Course Completion

Course Syllabus Day 1 – Afternoon

  1. General introduction to geometry and structure of high-pressure COPV
  2. COPV safety considerations
  3. Failure modes
  4. Certification standards

Day 2 Morning COPV Safety test and analyses Day 2 Afternoon

  1. Damage Control Plans
  2. Ground Safety Considerations
  3. Design Considerations

Day 3 Morning

  1. Winding pattern design
  2. Autofrettage, purpose and risks in implementation

Day 3 Afternoon Approaches to liner fatigue modeling under pressure cycling

Day 4 Morning

  1. Liner buckling
  2. Overwrap stress-rupture phenomena and reliability modelling

Day 4 Afternoon

  1. Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of liner, and crack and flaw detection techniques
  2. Overwrap NDE to detect broken tows, wraps and de­lamination

Day 5 Morning

  1. Special Considerations: Operating COPVs in the Space Environment:
  2. Special Topic:  USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory
  3. New concepts in pressure vessel standards
  4. Standards for the Automotive Industry

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NOTE: Workshops A through D that teach the framework and operation of the Wound Composite Module in ABAQUS will not be presented at this time.  However various case studies will be presented to illustrate various concepts of COPV design, including how to interpret overwrap and liner stress and strain results obtained from computational design tools, such as the Wound Composite Module in ABAQUS.  The course follows the 2015 Simulia Community Conference scheduled for May 18-21 in Berlin, Germany:

http://www.3ds.com/events/simulia-community-conference/overview/

Course Instructors

The course instructors are internationally recognized experts in the field of COPV Design and Operations:

Leigh Phoenix (PhD Cornell) is professor of Mechanical and Aero­space Engineering at Cornell University (USA), where he has been on the fac­ulty since 1974, and teaches courses in composite materials, solid mechanics and applied mathematics. Much of his research involves micromechanically– based statistical modeling and experi­ments on long-term reliability of fibrous composites (e.g., aramids, carbon, S-glass, PBO) under high stress in diffi­cult environments. Examples include composite-overwrapped pressure vessels, pressurized hydraulic lines and wind turbine blades. He also models ballistic impact into fibrous materials in support of developing improved materials and architectures for soft body armor, flexible composite panels and military and police helmets. In 1983 Phoenix received the Fiber Society Award for Distinguished Achievement in Basic or Applied Fiber Science, and in 1992 he won the ASTM Harold DeWitt Smith Award in fiber mechanics. In 2005 he was awarded the NASA-NESC Engineering Excellence Award for his pressure vessel work in support of the Shuttle’s Return to Flight.

Michael T. Kezirian (PhD MIT) is an Associate Technical Fellow with the Boeing Company. He has brought ex­tensive experience in composite mate­rials, propulsion systems and system safety to address safety concerns for the Space Shuttle and Space Station Programs. Currently, he is supporting the Boeing Commercial Crew Develop­ment (CCDEV) Program on the design of the CST-100. As an Adjunct Asso­ciate Professor of Astronautical Engi­neering at the University of Southern California, he teaches a graduate elective, Safety of Space Sys­tems and Space Missions. Previously, he taught undergraduate and graduate classes in Polymer Science and Spacecraft Dynamics. Dr. Kezirian is Associate Fellow of the AIAA and Fellow Member of the IAASS. In 2009 he was awarded the NASA Astronaut Personal Achievement Award (Silver Snoopy). Dr. Kezirian is the editor-in-chief of the newly introduced, Journal of Space Safety Engineering, published by the IAASS.

Course Fee – Design and Operations of Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels

The fees for the 5 day Design and Operations of Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels training course are;

IAASS Member = €1550 per Participant

IAASS Non-Member = €1650 per Participant

Space Industry Skillnet Member: POA

Note: A discount is available to organisations who send more than 2 participants, where each additional participants will be charged at the rate of an IAASS Member. This fee includes all course materiial and lunches and course banquet on Wednesday evening.

Eligibility for Job Seekers Job-seekers can participate in Skillnets training programmes subject to the eligibility criteria listed at the following link; http://www.skillnets.ie/job-seekers/eligibility-criteria

Registration

Please register for attendance at the course by sending a completed Design & Operations of COPV 2015 – Booking Form to the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan by e-mail:  catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie no later than 8th May 2015

Contact & Directions

Participants requiring assistance with directions to the Space Industry Skillnets training venue in the Midlands Innovation & Research Centre, Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, should contact the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan at catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie

Accommodation

There is a wide variety of accomodation in Athlone to suit all levels of taste & expense. Please see http://www.athlone.ie for a range of options in the region.

Who are the IAASS?

The International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to furthering international cooperation and scientific advancement in the field of space systems safety. In October 2004 IAASS became member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). For more information please visit http://www.iaass.org. The philosophy of the IAASS is best summed up in the following: “Over the long run the safety of all human beings in the global commons of space is a responsibility that must be shared by all space-faring powers” (G. Rodney, NASA Associated Administrator S&MA 40th IAF Congress, October 1989, Beijing – China)

Quality Assurance for Space Projects

Date: 23rd to 25th June 2015 plus optional 1/2 Day on 26th June
Location: Midlands Innovation & Research Centre, Athlone, Ireland

Overview – Quality Assurance for Space Projects

An introductory course in Quality Assurance for managers and engineers new to quality principles and processes and for QA practitioners with no previous space projects experience. The participants will acquire an overall understanding of quality principles and requirements and how to apply them for achieving product conformity, customer satisfaction and increase productivity in space projects. This course is being provided by leading experts in space QA from the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (www.iaass.org) as part of the IAASS Space Safety Academy.

Course Objectives – Quality Assurance for Space Projects

  • The course is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of:
  • Key role of management in setting quality objectives for the organisation, how to establish policy, organisation and allocate responsibilities.
  • Measuring the quality and promoting improvements.
  • Quality in manufacturing, integration, testing and storage.
  • Quality records, process control, workmanship standards, traceability, inspections, calibration system;How to conduct internal and external quality audits;Managing non-conformities.
  • The importance of alerts systems;
  • Statistical methods in brief.

Who should Attend? –  Quality Assurance for Space Projects

  • Managers and engineers who are new to quality principles and processes for space projects
  • Quality Assurance practicioners with no previous space projects experience

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IPC-610E Certified IPC Trainer Course

Date: On Going – Please Contact Network Manager for Latest Course Dates

Overview

The IPC-A-610E standard is the most widely recognised and accepted standard ever published by the IPC for the PCB assembly industry. After your trainers are certified to this specification, they will be qualified to teach and certify individuals in the IPC-A-610E standard. This training program provides comprehensive accept/defect criteria for all three classes of assembly production.

Course Objectives

Certified IPC Trainer candidates are referred by their employers to complete four days of training in the IPC-A-610E standard. After completion of this course and upon passing the written assessments, Certified IPC Trainers are qualified to train and certify personnel in a modular IPC-A-610E Certified IPC Specialist training program on the IPC standard.

Who Should Attend Certified IPC Training?

Anyone who is responsible for product quality and reliability would benefit from becoming a Certified IPC trainer. Trainers, QA, QC, engineering, supervisors or managers versed in electronic assembly make excellent candidates.

Course Outline

  • IPC training program policies
  • Define the purpose, interpretation and use of IPC-A-610E
  • Recognise proper handling and ESD requirements
  • Identify acceptable mechanical assembly requirements
  • Recognise the requirements for component installation
  • Terminal connections
  • Identify the requirements for soldering assemblies including Lead free assemblies
  • Cleanliness requirements
  • Marking requirements
  • Laminate conditions requirements
  • Component damage
  • High voltage applications
  • Discrete wiring assembly requirements
  • Surface mount assembly requirements
  • Training skills and responsibilities of Certified IPC Trainers

Certified IPC Trainer Benefits

This program provides Certified IPC Trainers and their companies with a valuable internationally industry-recognised credential. After completing the course, candidates will be certified through IPC and authorised to provide high quality, effective training and certification to personnel at your facility to the Certified IPC Specialist level. Each Certified IPC Trainer graduate receives:

What do you take away with you from the course?

  • An instructor manual providing complete directions for Certified IPC Specialist training, testing and certification:
  • PowerPoint slides illustrating every aspect of the IPC-A-610E series document and training information:
  •  The IPC-A-610E, “The Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies”
  •  The Certified IPC Specialist test handbooks
  •  IPC-A-610E Certified IPC Trainer certificate
  •  IPC-T-50 Terms and Definitions

All course participants can avail of post course support, with advice and guidance
available at all times from a Master IPC Trainer

Course Fee

Please contact the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan (e-mail: catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie) for details of course fees.

A discount is available to organisations who send more than 2 participants.

This fee includes all course materials & refreshments.

Eligibility for Job Seekers

Job-seekers can participate in Skillnets training programmes subject to the eligibility criteria listed at the following link;

http://www.skillnets.ie/job-seekers/eligibility-criteria

Registration

Please register for attendance at the course by contacting the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan by e-mail:  catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie

Contact & Directions

This course will be held in Ballina/Killaloe, Co. Tipperary. Please contact us if
accommodation is required.

Instructors

The training course instructors are Master IPC trainers and are internationally recognised experts and in the field of IPC training.

Course Syllabus

Please e-mail: catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie for a copy of the course syllabus available on request.

IPC-7711B/7721B Certified IPC Trainer Course

Date: On-Going – Please contact Network Manager for Latest Course Dates

Overview

IPC-7711/7721B is a widely used manual consisting of industry recommended and approved procedures for rework, repair and modification of  electronic assemblies. It includes guidance with regards to procedure selection  for removal and resoldering of SMT and PTH components, ECO wiring, and Pad and  track repair. It covers procedural requirements, tools, materials and methods  for removing and replacing conformal coatings, surface mount and through-hole  components. The standard also includes procedures for repairing and modifying boards and assemblies. In addition, it is now updated with additional support
for lead free, BGAs and flex-print repairs.

Course Objectives

  • The IPC-7711B/7721B Certified IPC Trainer program allows a member of your company to become an expert in this practical Rework and Repair standard through comprehensive training provided by a Master IPC Trainer.
  • All theoretical aspects of the standard are discussed in detail and practical demonstrations are given by an experienced Instructor.
  • Course participants are given an opportunity to learn new practical skills to ensure that rework and repair is done right first time. Training can be provided with Tin/Lead or Lead Free materials at your request.
  • Upon completion of this course, your trainer will be qualified to train, educate & certify members of your organisation in the IPC standard, providing them with the
    necessary skills, knowledge and expertise to improve the productivity, quality
    and profitability of your operations.
  • All course participants can avail of post course support, with advice and guidance
    available at all times from a Master IPC Trainer

Who should Attend? 

  • IPC 7711B/7721B practicioners who are required to train operators to the IPC standard in their company.

Course Fee

Please contact the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan (e-mail: catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie) for details of course fees.

A discount is available to organisations who send more than 2 participants.

This fee includes all course materials & refreshments.

Eligibility for Job Seekers

Job-seekers can participate in Skillnets training programmes subject to the eligibility criteria listed at the following link;

http://www.skillnets.ie/job-seekers/eligibility-criteria

Registration

Please register for attendance at the course by contacting the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan by e-mail:  catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie

Contact & Directions

This course will be held in Ballina/Killaloe, Co. Tipperary. Please contact us if
accommodation is required.

Instructors

The training course instructors are Master IPC trainers and are internationally recognised experts and in the field of IPC training.

Course Syllabus

Please e-mail: catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie for a copy of the course syllabus available on request.

COPV Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus

Day 1 – Afternoon

General introduction to geometry and structure of high-pressure COPV

  1. Definitions and Examples
  2. Spherical and Cylindrical COPV architecture and wind pat­terns
    – Overwrap wind patterns and implications
  3. Overwrap materials: Kevlar®, carbon, S2-Glass, Zylon®
    – Associated fiber properties
  4. Liner materials: aluminum, titanium, Inconel, stainless steel, HD polyethylene
    -Corresponding mechanical properties
  5. Manufacturing processes: wet winding, prepregs and pre­preg winding, elevated temperature curing,
  6. Manufacturing: autofrettage

COPV safety considerations

  1. Consequences of Failure
  2. Calculating potential blast energy
  3. Blast Fragmentation Analysis
  4. Effects of contained gases, loss of life support atmo­sphere
  5. Effects of combustion and fire

Failure modes:

  1. Liner fatigue (parent material and welds)
  2. Composite Stress Rupture
  3. Collateral damage/impact damage
  4. Liner failure during autofrettage or first pressurization
  5. Liner buckling

Certification standards

  1. NASA Requirements
    – Commercial Crew Requirements (ESMD-CCTSCR-12.10) and flow down to CCT-REQ-1130 and others
    – ISS Visiting Vehicle Requirements (SSP 50808 and 30558/30559)
    – Unmanned Programs
  2. AIAA USA Standard (S-081, S-081a and future versions)

Day 2

Morning

COPV Safety test and analyses

  1. Analyses
    – Leak Before Burst and Safe Life
    – Establishing material allowables
  2. Test requirements
    – Autofrettage and proof testing
    – Burst Tests
    – Cycle Tests
    – Vibration and Thermal/vacuum Tests
  3. Qualification and Acceptance Test Programs
    – Establishing fiber variability within a lot and between lots
    – COPV unit and lot acceptance testing
    – Acceptance criteria

Day 2

Afternoon

Damage Control Plans

  1. Visual Inspection Considerations
  2. Handling and Transporting Considerations
  3. Protective Devices

Ground Safety Considerations

  1. Ground Processing Requirements
  2. Range Safety Considerations
  3. Considerations for Risk to Ground Personnel and Exposure to the Public

Design Considerations

  1. Basic Concepts and Definitions
    – Elastic vs. Plastic Response of composite
  2. Introduction to orthotropic elasticity of a lamina
    – Unidirectional composite forms (tow, band, lamina)
    – Definition of various moduli and Poisson’s ratios
    – Layered composite stiffness properties
    – Through thickness compression (important to thick over­wraps)
  3. Thermal effects in overwrap mechanical response
    – Thermal expansion coefficients (fibers, liners and COPV)
    – Effects of temperature excursions on overwrap and liner response

Day 3

Morning

Winding pattern design

  1. Implications on overwrap shear stress profiles within layers and between layers
  2. Isotensoid and other dome designs in cylindrical pressure vessels
  3. Theoretical models for liner and overwrap response
  4. Shear stress behavior and influence on the liner
  5. Potential for delamination and debonding
  6. Effects of winding pattern on impact damage sensitivity

Autofrettage, purpose and risks in implementation

  1. Effect on stress state
  2. Role of Bauschinger effect
  3. Connection to buckling risk and fatigue risk

Day 3

Afternoon

Approaches to liner fatigue modeling under pressure cycling

  1. Advanced fracture mechanics approaches, modeling fa­tigue crack growth (connection to Safe Life and Leak Before Burst concepts)
  2. Description of NASA-developed NASGRO, fracture me­chanics and fatigue crack growth analysis software
  3. NDE methods for detecting small cracks and flaws (prob­abilities of detection)
  4. Strain-life models (Morrow, Fatemi-Socie)
  5. Cyclic stress-strain laws (Ramberg-Osgood)
  6. MLE-based statistical analysis approaches, reliabil­ity modeling, test data generation, including size effects, uncertainty

Day 4

Morning

Liner buckling

  1. Mechanical models (including effects of autofrettage)
  2. Bonded vs. unbonded liners
  3. Triggers and methods of prevention
  4. Rippling effects from wrap pattern imprint

Overwrap stress-rupture phenomena and reliability modeling

  1. Fiber Strand and Vessel (including sub-scale) Testing Phenomenological power-law/Weibull models and relating strength and life in one parameter set
  2. Mechanism of stress rupture based on fiber Weibull flaw statistics and micromechanical matrix creep
  3. Material data bases, data generation and, uncertainty quan­tification in reliability prediction
  4. Temperature and size effects in stress-rupture modeling and accelerated testing
  5. Relevance of Safety Factors as provided in standards

Day 4

Afternoon

Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of liner, and crack and flaw detection techniques

  1. Visual (dents, scuff marks)
  2. Dye penetrant methods
  3. X-ray and ultrasonic
  4. Eddy current
  5. Borescope based profilometry

Overwrap NDE to detect broken tows, wraps and de­lamination

  1. Acoustic emission during proof testing or autofrettage
  2. Flash/infrared thermography
  3. Laser shearography
  4. Digital image correlation of overwrap strains during proof (or burst testing) and high resolution video byproduct
  5. Visual and ultrasonic techniques

Day 5

Morning

  1. Special Considerations: Operating COPVs in the Space Environment: Protecting against Micro Meteoroid and Orbital Debris (MMOD); End of Life and Disposal of Pressure Vessels which Have Stored Hypergolic Fluids
  2. Special Topic – USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory: Experi­ences Modeling a Composite Combustion Chamber
  3. New concepts in pressure vessel standards: proposed changes to AIAA S-081b and ISO 1119-x including the newly introduced ISO 11119-4
  4. Standards for the Automotive Industry. Comparison of standards applicable for transport on public roads for stored hydrogen and compressed natural gas with standards in the aerospace sector.
  5. Summary – revisit failure methods, and traceability to certifi­cation standards and importance of design considerations

COPV Course Description

This course has been developed based on requirements devel­oped for space applications for COPVs. The relative requirements are documented in NASA-developed standards applicable to US and international partners for use on the International Space Sta­tion, as well as for future programs such as the NASA Commercial Requirements. These various standards reference the appropri­ate AIAA requirements and these will be directly addressed in this course. The course is directly relevant to individuals concerned with COPVs in automotive applications. The failure modes are common across these industries. However, there is a difference in usage and need for robustness of typical pressure vessels and a difference in materials commonly selected for these products. Consequently there are different standards and approaches to certification.

The class will explore these differences.Participants in this workshop will gain appreciation of a wide range of epoxy-matrix composites that are used in overwraps based on fibers such as: S-glass, aramids (e.g., Kevlar®49), carbon (e.g., T1000), and PBO (e.g., Zylon®), and also various current liner ma­terials including metals such as aluminum, stainless steel, titanium and Inconel, and polymers such as high density polyethylene. At­tention will be paid to the potential effects of processing variables (e.g., heat treatment, welding, annealing) on ultimate liner perfor­mance as influenced also by the fiber used in the overwrap. Various steps in the COPV design and manufacturing processes will be discussed, particularly aspects strongly influenced by end-use requirements and vessel geometry (cylindrical vs. spherical). To manufacture the overwrap, both wet filament winding and pre­preg winding methods will be discussed, including their respective pros and cons and their relative importance in various designs.

Another topic discussed will be the potential for liner distortion and buckling during winding, the consequences and candidate countermeasures to protect this phenomenon from occurring. Ad­vantages and risks in bonding the overwrap to the liner will be discussed with respect to the overall design and potential failure mechanisms. Autofrettage and proof-testing will be discussed in terms of plastic yielding of the liner that induces a significant com­pressive stress component beneficial to improving fatigue life. In this context, the Bauschinger effect on the final liner stress state and the potential for liner buckling will also be discussed.

The relevant analysis and test methods used to demonstrate com­pliance to appropriate certification standards are presented. These include factors of safety set to mitigate against stress rupture fail­ure modes of the overwrap and Leak-Before-Burst liner/overwrap concepts and demonstration, and finally FEA/NDE approaches to establish Safe Life with respect to risk of liner fatigue failure from crack initiation and growth. Current non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques will be dis­cussed as are used to detect flaws and damage in the liner and overwrap. NDE methods for detecting flaws and small cracks in liners include: visual, dye penetrant, X-ray, ultrasonic, eddy cur­rent, and borescope inspection. NDE methods for the overwrap include: Acoustic emission, Flash/Infrared thermography, laser shearography, digital image correlation of overwrap strains, and Raman spectroscopy to measure residual fiber stress.

There will be hands-on experience in computational design tools used to analyze COPV. Each participant will receive a licensed student version of the Abaqus FEA product suite (from Dassault Systèmes). Through structured learning example programs, users will gain an appreciation for stress distributions in the compos­ite overwrap layers and the liner, and will gain an appreciation of analysis tools used to prevent metal liner failure due to fatigue in the parent material and any weld regions. These workshops will be made available to students to follow on their own.

Internal QMS Auditor for Aerospace (Focussing on AS9100 Rev. C)

Date: Date to be Announced

Venue: Dublin

Overview:

This AS 9100 Internal Auditor training course is an ideal preparation if you intend to go on to audit, or design and implement, an aerospace‐focused Quality Management System.

Course Content

This course is provided by SQMC and is aimed developing your capability as an
AS 9100 Internal Auditor. You will benefit from our positive and progressive approach to Internal Auditing training specifically for the Aerospace, Aviation and Defence industries.

  • Day 1, you will be given a grounding in the AS 9100:2009 Standard’s clauses, making sure to explain the changes between Revision B and Revision C for any participants who were already familiar with it.
  • Days 2 and 3 build upon this knowledge and bring the focus onto the actual auditing elements.

Your highly qualified trainer a Chartered Quality Professional with a wealth of experience will share the SQMC Auditors’ time tested tips and techniques on how to get maximum value from your internal audits; and influencing auditees and Management with integrity.

Successful participants will be awarded with an IRCA accredited Internal QMS Auditor certificate, which is an internationally accepted and valued qualification, and demonstrates your competence to pass your AS9100 based continuous assessments.

This course provides AS 9100 Internal Auditor trainees with practical audit scenarios based on dynamic casestudies.

We help you try out auditing protocol and techniques in a safe and comfortable environment.

Objectives:

Key topics covered on our course are:

  • The world‐famous International Standard for designing and assessing Quality procedures – ISO9001 (the latest “2008” version); and the Aerospace and Defencespecific AS 9100 Standard (2009’s “Revision C”).
  • The Requirements of a Quality Management System for suppliers to the Aviation, Aeronautics and Defence markets, using AS 9100 as your yardstick.
  • Also includes a summary of the changes from Revision B to Revision C ‐ making this course an ideal updater for previously trained AS 9100 Auditors.
  • Information on the Aerospace Auditor’s companion Standard, AS 9101D. This Standard defines requirements for the preparation and execution of the audit process. Additionally, it defines the content and composition for the audit reporting of conformity and process effectiveness to the 9100‐series standards, the organization’s quality management system documentation, and customer/regulatory requirements.
  • Getting to grips with Documentation and Interpretation.
  • Understand the principles, methodology, preparation and performance of the Quality Audit, to ISO19,011.
  • The key to selecting the Audit sample, and the subsequent preparation of your questions – get this right and you’ll perform Process Audits with increased confidence.
  • How to prepare the findings and statements for a Corrective Action Report.
  • Master the art of straightforward Audit Reporting.
  • A look at Corrective & Preventive Action, the follow‐up process, and then surveillance.
  • The requirements of the Registration Scheme in the UK operated by the Chartered Quality Institute’s “International Register of Certificated Auditors” (CQI / IRCA).

Who Should Attend the Course

No prior experience of Internal Quality Auditing or AS 9100 is necessary to enrol on this training course, as a thorough introduction to the Standard (and any changes between issues) is provided on Day1. Successful participants gain an internationally‐recognised qualification which they can use if they intend to personally register with the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) in London.

Course Fee

TBD Euro per Person (Ex. VAT) for Space Industry Skillnet Members

TBD Euro per Person (Ex. VAT) for Non-Space Industry Skillnet Members

Please contact the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan (e-mail: catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie) for group pricing discounts.

This fee includes all course materials & refreshments.

Eligibility for Job Seekers

Job-seekers can participate in Skillnets training programmes subject to the eligibility criteria listed at the following link;

http://www.skillnets.ie/job-seekers/eligibility-criteria

Registration

Please register for attendance at the course by contacting the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan by e-mail:  catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie

Contact & Directions

This course will be held in Dublin. Please contact us if accommodation is required.

Instructor

The training course is provided by SQMC.

SQMC is an IRCA accredited training organisation (licence AO3808)

Course Syllabus

Please e-mail: catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie for a copy of the course syllabus available on request.

ESA Proposal Writing Workshop

Date: 2014 – To Be Announced 

Venue: To Be Announced

Overview – ESA Proposal Writing Workshop

This workshop provides instruction in the fundamentals of how to write a good technical and contractual proposal in repsonse to an ESA Invitation to Tender.  The basic concepts and principles of the ESA proposal writing process are stressed. The participant is introduced to relevant publications that require and guide good proposal
writing.  Contractual requirements as well as Technical aspects are covered. The workshop combines expert instruction and a strong interactive  practical approach and in enough detail to give the participant a working knowledge of proposal writing techniques and how they are accomplished in practice. Practical exercises are used by the participants in groups to develop their knowledge of what are the essential elements of a successful proposal. This workshop establishes a foundation for the participant to approach ESA proposal writing with confidence

Objectives – ESA Proposal Writing Workshop

The workshop is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of:

  • Key role of a well balanced proposal team
  • The importance of knowing the technical, contractual & financial requirements of ESA ITT documents prior to embarking on a proposal
  • The advanced preparation that should be performed
  • What internal reviews are necessary and useful
  • The techniques which enable anyone to write a powerfully convincing and easily read proposal that is compliant with the requirements of the ESA ITT
  • The key points to focus on for a successful review & maximum marks from the ESA Tender Evaluation Board.

Who should Attend? –  ESA Proposal Writing Workshop

The workshop is aimed at anyone who may have to be involved in preparing for, writing, or reviewing a proposal in response to an ITT from ESA  including marketing, bid managers, department managers, engineers, commercial, project control, and cost engineers.

Outline – ESA Proposal Writing Workshop

  • How to do Business with ESA
  • Tender Procedure and Overall Structure of Proposal
  • Technical Proposal
  • Management Proposal
  • Contractual and Financial proposal
  • Review of Case Study Proposals
  • Presentation of TEB Assessment of Case Study Proposals

How You Will Learn It

  • Interactive Verbal instruction using Power Point
  • Case studies
  • Group exercises & problem solving

What You will Take Away

  • The course binder with all presentations
  • A selected set of documents
  • All course documents on USB key where possible
  • Certificate of Course Completion

Course Instructors:

The instructors are experienced technical and contractual staff from ESA.

Structure – ESA Proposal Writing Workshop

The course is organised in two main sessions delivered over two days:

  • Day 1 – A presentation session on ESA Proposal Writing
  • Day 2 – A practical workshop with participant reading & scoring of Case Study proposals and the presentation of the ESA TEB Assessment of the Case Study proposals

You may download a copy of the agenda here: ESA Proposal Writing Workshop Agenda

Course Fee – ESA Proposal Writing Workshop

The fees for the 2 day ESA Proposal Writing Workshop are;

€100 per Participant

This fee includes all course materiial and lunches and course drinks
reception on Tuesday evening in Front Square – TCD.

Eligibility for Job Seekers

Job-seekers can participate in Skillnets training programmes subject to the eligibility criteria listed at the following link;

http://www.skillnets.ie/job-seekers/eligibility-criteria

Registration

Please register for attendance at the course by sending a completed ESA Proposal Writing Workshop Booking Form to the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan by e-mail:  catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie

Contact & Directions

Participants requiring assistance with directions to the Physics Department at Trinity College in Dublin should contact the Network Manager, catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie

Please find detailed directions at www.tcd.ie

Accommodation

There is a wide variety of accomodation in Dublin to suit all levels of taste & expense.

You can find out more about accomodation & places of interest and places to eat at
www.dublin.ie

Effective Production Planning & MRP

Date: To be Announced

Overview

This course introduces the various stages of production planning and the relationship between each stage. Participants will learn the interdependencies of each stage and the importance of considering available capacities. Appropriate strategies for everyday application will be developed including some important inventory control techniques. For example the principles and application of Just-in-Time and Kanban will be examined in detail.

The understanding and use of MRPI as a tool in planning is a core element of the course. The development of MRPI as part of MRPII and ERP will be explained and put into context. Participants will understand the benefits and pitfalls of using MRP and the degree to which it can be used in support of a manual system. Emphasis will be placed on combining theory with practical application therefore a combination of short lectures, individual & group discussions and exercises will be used

The two day course comprises a combination of lectures and workshops.

Objectives

  • Understand the stages of production planning and how they may be managed.
  • Examine the negative implications of poor production planning.
  • Assess the interrelationships between production planning and inventory planning.
  • Explore some basic inventory management concepts and techniques.
  • Understanding and be able to apply effective capacity planning techniques.
  • Understand the MPS and how it ties into MRPI
  • Appreciate the differences between MRPI, MRPII and ERP
  • Practice capacity planning application
  • Understand the concept of just-in-time
  • Understand the concept and application of Kanban
  • Appreciate the importance of employee involvement

Who Should Attend?

Technical Professionals

Course Content

The Strategic Importance of Planning and Inventory Management Principles

  • Objectives of Materials Management
  • Effects on Capital Employed
  • Stockholding Costs
  • Stock Turnover
  • ABC Classification
  • Lead Time Definitions

Medium to Long Term Planning

  • Types of Production Systems
  • Production Planning Objectives
  • Consequences of Poor Planning
  • Planning Horizons
  • Developing the Master Production schedule (MPS)
  • Strategies for Smoothing Demand

Medium to Short Term Planning

  • Materials Requirements Planning (MRPI)
  • Planning Inputs and Outputs
  • Capacity Planning
  • The Importance of Data Accuracy
  • MRPI v MRPII v ERP
  • Shop Floor scheduling and Control
  • The Control Process and Importance of Feedback

Production Planning and Just-in-Time

  • Internal and External Customer/Supplier Relationships
  • Principles of Just-in-Time – Waste Elimination
  • Kanban – Understanding and Application
  • The Importance of Employee Involvement

Course Fee

700 Euro per Person (Ex. VAT) for Space Industry Skillnet Members

Please contact the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan
(e-mail: catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie).

This fee includes all course materials & refreshments.

Eligibility for Job Seekers

Job-seekers can participate in Skillnets training programmes subject to the eligibility criteria listed at the following link;

http://www.skillnets.ie/job-seekers/eligibility-criteria

Registration

Please register for attendance at the course by contacting the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan by e-mail:  catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie

Contact & Directions

This course will be held in Dublin. Please contact us if accommodation is required.

Instructor

The training course is provided through the Association of Purchasing and Supply

Course Syllabus

Please e-mail: catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie for a copy of the course syllabus available on request.