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Introduction

Wichita State University's College of Engineering in partnership with the Office of Continuing Education offers contract training to business and industry.  Services are customized to your company’s specific needs through consultation between your company’s representative and the Office of Continuing Education.

If you have any questions regarding course content or are interested in training on a specific topic and do not see it listed, please contact Dr. Walter Horn at (316) 978-3410 or at walter.horn@wichita.edu.

If you are interested in scheduling a course and would like additional information about how to do so and the costs involved, please contact Kim Moore at (316) 978-6487 or at kimberly.moore@wichita.edu.

 

Aerospace Engineering Non-Credit Short Courses

Aircraft Accident Investigation

Advanced Aircraft Accident Investigation

Finite Element Modeling of Primary Aircraft Structures

Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics

Introduction to Aeroelasticity

Introduction to Airplane Aerodynamics, Performance, and Propulsion

Introduction to the Mechanics of Damage Tolerance

Introduction to Wind Tunnel Testing

Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Non-Credit Short Courses

Enterprise Modeling

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Introduction to Value Stream Mapping

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Management of Engineering Enterprises

Model Building in Mathematical Programming and Operations Research

Electrical and Computer Engineering Non-Credit Short Courses

Wireless Communications and Networks - Principles and Applications

Aerospace Engineering

 

 

Aircraft Accident Investigation

Course Description: This course covers basic requirements to conduct proper investigations, including investigative philosophies,"nuts and bolts" of the wreckage examination process, and numerous case study presentations. General discussions include material failure analysis, human factors, biomechanics, crash worthiness,radar, ATC, weather, interviewing witnesses,toxicology and autopsies,and fire and explosion investigations.

Course Duration: 40 hours of instruction.

Instructional Materials: Each participant will be provided with a bound notebook containing all course material.

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Advanced Aircraft Accident Investigation

Course Description: This course focuses on comprehensive accident and wreckage reconstruction techniques, including an on-scene field investigation exercise, evaluation of accident sites, review and analysis of real-life accident investigation findings, reconstruction case studies with lessons learned, and understanding how litigation plays a role in the investigation process.

Course Duration: 40 hours of instruction.

Instructional Materials: Each participant will be provided with a bound notebook containing all course material.

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Finite Element Modeling of Primary Aircraft Structures

Course Description: An examination of fundamental hands-on finite element modeling and analysis of primary aircraft structures including a steel tube aircraft engine mount, metal wing, and composite fuselage. The example aircraft is a general aviation 6 place aircraft that has the lofts pre-generated in AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop. Similar to the interaction between the designers and stress analysts at large aircraft companies, the users will import this geometry and learn some of the advantages and pitfalls of working with CAD data supplied by another group. Finite element modeling will be accomplished using NASTRAN and FEMAP as the pre and post analysis software. Analysis will be performed primarily by traditional hand analysis using the internal loads generated by NASTRAN. This course does require some basic knowledge of strength of materials and finite element methods.

Course Duration: 30 hours of instruction.

Instructional Materials: Each participant will be provided with a bound notebook containing all course material.

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Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics

Course Description: An introduction to numerical solutions of parabolic, elliptic, and hyperbolic partial differential equations, stability analysis, grid generation-structured grids, transformation of the equations of fluid motion, Euler equations, Navier-Stokes equations, Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes equations, turbulence models, grid generation-unstructured grids, finite volume methods, large eddy simulation, direct numerical simulation, and commercially available CFD codes. The aim of this course is to extend the concepts of numerical schemes to a system of equations typically expressed in a vector form. Special emphasis will be placed on numerical schemes, boundary conditions, and turbulence. The physics of turbulence, modeling of turbulence, and numerical schemes used for turbulent flows will be presented.

Course Duration: 40 hours of instruction.

Instructional Materials: Each participant will be provided with a bound notebook containing the course presentation. In addition, the participant will receive the three volume text Computational Fluid Dynamics and the three volume text Student Guide to CFD along with three disks containing computer programs.

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Introduction to Aeroelasticity

Course Description: Phenomena involving interactions among aerodynamic, inertial, and elastic forces will be discussed. Influence of these interactions on aircraft design will be explored. Some of the specific cases studied will be: divergence, control effectiveness, control reversal, flutter, buzz, buffeting, dynamic response to rapidly applied periodic forces, aeroelastic effects on load distribution, and static and dynamic stability. The course will conclude with a summary of experimental methods including GVT and flutter flight testing techniques.

Course Duration: 40 hours of instruction.

Instructional Materials: Each participant will be provided with a bound notebook containing all course material. The course material includes a computer disk containing simple programs that will allow the participant to engage in personal experimentation with the analytical methods discussed during the course.

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Introduction to Airplane Aerodynamics, Performance, and Propulsion

Course Description: An introduction to thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and airplane aerodynamics is provided. Aircraft performance analysis is introduced. Elementary concepts from stability and control as well as from propulsion are discussed.

Course Duration: 40 hours of instruction.

Instructional Materials: Each participant will be provided with a bound notebook containing all course material. The course material includes a computer disk containing simple programs that will allow the participant to engage in personal experimentation with the analytical methods discussed during the course.

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Introduction to the Mechanics of Damage Tolerance

Course Description: An introduction to the mechanics of damage tolerance with application to aircraft structures is provided. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamental concepts of fracture mechanics analysis, the development of fracture control procedures, and damage tolerant designs. The basic concept of numerical fracture mechanics will be addressed.

Course Duration: 40 hours of instruction.

Instructional Material: Each participant will be provided with a notebook containing all course materials.

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Introduction to Wind Tunnel Testing

Course Description: An introduction to wind tunnel testing fundamentals. Facility types, testing capabilities, experiment planning, pre-test preparations, and testing oversight topics will be covered. Additional information related to model design, measurement requirements definition, similarity factors, flow corrections, and advanced experimental techniques will be provided. Actual tunnel test activities will be included.

Course Duration: 40 hours of instruction.

Instructional Materials: Each participant will be provided with a bound notebook containing all course material.

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Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

 

Enterprise Modeling

Course Description: An introduction to enterprise modeling. Software applications will provide practice for the theory presented in the class. Case study projects will be used to demonstrate practical applications.

Course Duration: 40 hours of instruction.

Instructional Materials: Each participant will receive a bound notebook containing all course material.

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) for design, manufacturing, and inspection, according to the ASME Y14.5M-1994 standards.

Course Duration: 20 hours of instruction.

Instructional Materials: Each participant will be provided with a bound notebook containing all course materials.

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Introduction to Value Stream Mapping

Course Description: An introduction to value stream mapping with lean concepts. Hands-on exercises will be the foundation for the theory presented in the class. Current state and future maps will be created by the participants.

Course Duration: 40 hours of instruction.

Instructional Materials: Each participant will receive a bound notebook containing all course material.

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Course Description: Students will learn the characteristic elements of integrated business logistics, the role and application of logistics principles to supply/demand/value chain management, the application of a selection of inventory management/analytical tools in solving logistical problems, aspects of strategic integrated logistics management and benchmarking, and global integrated logistics activities. Topics include introduction and planning, customer service goals, transport strategy, inventory strategy, location strategy, organization, and control.

Course Duration: 40 hours of instruction.

Instructional Materials: Each participant will be provided with a bound notebook containing all course material.

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Management of Engineering Enterprises

Course Description: This course will include the following major topics: project management, integrated product and process development, production system and supplier management, decision economics, decision modeling and analysis, workplace design, quality improvement tools, lean manufacturing, data and statistical analysis, and workplace safety and health.

Course Duration: 100 hours of instruction.

Instructional Materials: Each participant will be provided with a bound notebook containing all course material.

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Model Building in Mathematical Programming and Operations Research

Course Description: Students will gain a solid foundation in the principles of model building as well as the more mathematical, algorithmic sides of the subject. Topics include building a model, interpreting the solution of a model using computer output, and building non-linear and integer programming models. This course is also intended to provide managers with a fairly non-technical appreciation of the scope and limitations of the mathematical programming. At the end of this course, students should be able to use the principles described in this course to build mathematical models of their organization(s) and therefore learn about the functioning of the systems which purely verbal descriptions fail to explain. Applications of modeling are not restricted to food manufacturing, factory planning, manpower planning, refinery optimization, mining, location analysis, vehicle routing, yield management, etc.

Course Duration: 40 hours of instruction.

Instructional Materials: Each participant will be provided with a bound notebook containing all course material and case studies.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Wireless Communications and Networks - Principles and Applications
Course Description: Wireless communication technology has seen an extraordinary growth during the past several years and it continues to grow on a fast track. The number of essential as well as entertainment products and services that make use of wireless communication technology dominates the consumer market today. It is important for professionals, technical and business managers to have an understanding of the basic principles of wireless technology, its revolutionary growth and its economic impact on our society. This course introduces the basic principles of wireless communications to engineers and technical / business managers who want to keep pace with the latest trends standards and applications in wireless technology. By the end of this course, it is expected that the participants will gain an understanding of how a typical wireless communication system works and be able appreciate the economic and social impacts of wireless technology. Topics to be covered include, Digital Communications Systems - Probability, Random Variable, Random Processes, Modulation, Demodulation, MAP Rule, ML Rule, BER, FER, Bandwidth and Energy Efficiency; Error Control Coding Schemes-Hamming Codes, Block Codes, Convolutional Codes, Turbo Codes, and LDPC Codes; MIMO Systems; OFDMA Systems; Multimode Compact Antenna for MIMO Systems; Iterative Receiver; 3GPP Architecture; Cellular Network Architecture; Wireless Network Architecture; Mobility management in wireless networks; Mobile ad-hoc wireless networks, wireless sensor networks and the economic and social impacts of wireless technology.

Course Duration: 40 hours of instruction.

Instructional Materials: Each participant will be provided with a bound notebook containing all course material.

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