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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Presentations to the Committee." National Research Council. 2012. Application of Lightweighting Technology to Military Aircraft, Vessels, and Vehicles. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13277.
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Appendix B

Presentations to the Committee

MEETING 1

July 20-21, 2010
The Keck Center of the National Academies
Washington, D.C.

Background Information and Study Goals

Julie Christodoulou, Director, Naval Materials Division, Office of Naval Research

Overview: Reliance 21 Community of Interest—Materials & Processes

Robert Rapson, Chief Engineer, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory

Use of Composite Materials for Weight Reduction in Navy Applications

Gene Camponeschi, U.S. Navy, Carderock Division, Structures and Composites

Application of Lightweighting for Naval Ships—A Structural Metals Perspective

John Deloach, Structural Metals and Processing, Office of Naval Research

Lightweighting Strategies for Army Ground Combat Systems

Suveen Mathaudhu, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate

MEETING 2

September 20-21, 2010
The Keck Center of the National Academies
Washington, D.C.

Lightweight Aluminum Structure for Ships and Craft

Robert A. Sielski, Consulting Naval Architect—Structures (retired, Naval Sea Systems Command)

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Presentations to the Committee." National Research Council. 2012. Application of Lightweighting Technology to Military Aircraft, Vessels, and Vehicles. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13277.
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Ground Systems Integration Domain (GSID) Materials for Ground Platforms

Lisa Prokurat Franks, U.S. Army, Tank and Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)

Transparent Materials for Armor—A Cost Study

Lisa Prokurat Franks, U.S. Army, Tank and Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)

Materials and Process Engineering Lightweight Initiative

Robert Hathaway, Vice President, Oshkosh Corporation

Lightweight Materials for Air Force Applications: “There’s No Free Ride”

James Malas, Technical Advisor, Partnering Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Robert Rapson, Chief Engineer, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory

Briefing to the NMAB: Benchmarking the Technology and Application of Lightweighting

Charles Kuehmann, President and Chief Executive Officer, QuesTek Innovations

MEETING 3

October 28-29, 2010
The Keck Center of the National Academies
Washington, D.C.

Lightweight Technologies: An Automotive Industry Experience

Bruno Barthelemy, Chief Engineer, Body Structures/Closures, Ford Motor Company

Jim Ogonowski, Vice President for Engineering—Airplane Structures, Boeing Commercial Airplanes (via teleconference)

MEETING 4

December 8, 2010
Internet Presentation and Teleconference

Lightweighting in Military Vehicles

BAE Systems, Land and Armaments, U.S. Combat Systems

Roger Halle, Survivability Capabilities Manager, Systems Engineering Manager for Technology Development

Mark Middione, Technology Team Manager—Survivability

John Gill, System Engineering Technology Team Lead

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Presentations to the Committee." National Research Council. 2012. Application of Lightweighting Technology to Military Aircraft, Vessels, and Vehicles. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13277.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Presentations to the Committee." National Research Council. 2012. Application of Lightweighting Technology to Military Aircraft, Vessels, and Vehicles. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13277.
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Lightweighting is a concept well known to structural designers and engineers in all applications areas, from laptops to bicycles to automobiles to buildings and airplanes. Reducing the weight of structures can provide many advantages, including increased energy efficiency, better design, improved usability, and better coupling with new, multifunctional features. While lightweighting is a challenge in commercial structures, the special demands of military vehicles for survivability, maneuverability and transportability significantly stress the already complex process.

Application of Lightweighting Technology to Military Vehicles, Vessels, and Aircraft assesses the current state of lightweighting implementation in land, sea, and air vehicles and recommends ways to improve the use of lightweight materials and solutions. This book considers both lightweight materials and lightweight design; the availability of lightweight materials from domestic manufacturers; and the performance of lightweight materials and their manufacturing technologies. It also considers the "trade space"--that is, the effect that use of lightweight materials or technologies can have on the performance and function of all vehicle systems and components. This book also discusses manufacturing capabilities and affordable manufacturing technology to facilitate lightweighting.

Application of Lightweighting Technology to Military Vehicles, Vessels, and Aircraft will be of interest to the military, manufacturers and designers of military equipment, and decision makers.

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