COPV Damage Detection
Level : Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel Safety
This two-day intensive course, held at NASA White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, NM, introduces composite pressure vessel technology and trains students to perform visual testing (VT) inspection of COPVs.
The course instructor, Tommy B. Yoder (B.S. Mechanical Eng., NMSU), is the composite pressure vessel and structures group leader for ongoing programs at NASA WSTF. This includes impact, stress rupture and sustained load testing of Kevlar®, Carbon, and Zylon® composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs). He is also currently involved in the AIAA COPV and NGV2 standards working groups as well as a member of technical advisory groups for the NESC, STS, ISS, CEV, and NGV2 visual inspection certification. He was senior test conductor for the joint USAF/NASA COPV damage tolerance and detection program, APU Fuel tank fleet leader program, and the ATLAS V solid rocket motor case visual damage threshold program. For course technical information, please contact Mr. Tommy Yoder (firstname.lastname@example.org). NASA Johnson Space Center White Sands Test Facility P.O. Box 20 Las Cruces, NM 88004 Phone: (575) 524-5790 Fax:(575) 524-5260
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