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About the CMS 2024 Conference

The annual Conference on Composites, Materials, & Structures (also known as the Cocoa Beach Conference) is the preeminent export controlled and ITAR restricted forum in the United States to review and discuss advances in materials for extreme environments. The Conference started in the 1970s as a small informal gathering for government and industry to share information on programs and state-of-the-art technology. Attendance has grown to nearly 500 people while preserving this same objective to share needs and trends in high-temperature and extreme environment materials, and the latest information on advanced materials and manufacturing processes.

The four-day conference program includes two to three parallel sessions per day on topics including thermal protection materials, ceramic matrix composites, carbon-carbon materials, ballistic technologies, hypersonics, and gas turbine engines. Attendees are engineers, scientists, managers, and operational personnel from the turbine engine, aviation, missiles and space, and protective equipment communities, including Navy, Air Force, Army, MDA, NASA, DARPA, FAA, DOE, engine manufacturers, missile and aircraft manufacturers, commercial space companies, and material and component suppliers.


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SUNDAY, JANUARY 21
TRAINING SESSION - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (tentative)
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
*Attendance will be
limited to the
FIRST 75
attendees who sign up for this short course. More details to come.



Lunch & Refreshments
will be provided.

The workforce development short course will introduce and train participants on the materials science and engineering of ultra-high temperature ceramic (UHTC) materials, ceramic matrix composites (including carbon-carbon composites), as well as some refractory metals to support the design and manufacturing sustainment . This session will be delivered in an ITAR compliant environment and is intended to benefit engineers, technicians, production operators, and quality assurance personnel along with supply chain vendors and subcontractors.

    Topics covered include:
  • History of hypersonic flight and design
  • Hypersonic aerothermodynamics and hypersonic materials challenges
  • Introduction to mechanical properties
  • Thermal properties
  • Applications of thermal and mechanical properties
  • Composites including carbon/carbon and ceramic matrix composites and their manufacture (will include some coverage of metals used in systems)

Participants will receive a full set of notes for the college course on which this short course is based.
INSTRUCTOR
Professor Rodney W. Trice

Rodney Trice is full professor of materials engineering at Purdue University. Trice has worked in the hypersonics research area since 2010. He is current research on materials for hypersonic applications encompasses high-temperature high-emissivity coatings for carbon/carbon composites, processing of IR and RF windows, additive manufacture of C/C composites, direct ink write of SiC short fiber/SiC composites, digital light projection of UHTCs and RF window materials, novel energy absorbing ceramics, and powder-processing schemes to fabricate ceramics into complex shapes.


MONDAY, JANUARY 22
MORNING - Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast
PLENARY & CONCURRENT SESSIONS
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM PLENARY SESSION
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM LUNCH N' LEARN TOPIC A - LUNCH ON OWN
CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 1

1:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Ballistic Protection Technologies Carbon-Carbon Composites: Thermal Mechanical
Characterization/Environments Testing (Arc Jet)
Materials Maturation for Hypersonics (MMH)
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM BREAK
CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 2

3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
Ballistic Protection Technologies Environments Testing (Arc Jet) Materials Maturation for Hypersonics (MMH)
EVENING NETWORKING RECEPTION


TUESDAY, JANUARY 23
MORNING - Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 3

8:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Ablator Materials Testing
and Modeling 1
Additive Manufacturing 1 Carbon-Carbon Composites:
Process/Material Development 1
Ceramic Matrix Composites 1
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM BREAK
CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 4

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Ablator Materials Testing
and Modeling 1
Additive Manufacturing 1 Carbon-Carbon Composites:
Process/Material Development 1
Ceramic Matrix Composites 1
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM LUNCH N' LEARN TOPIC B - LUNCH ON OWN
CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 5

1:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Ablator Materials Testing
and Modeling 2
Additive Manufacturing 2 Carbon-Carbon Composites:
Process/Material Development 2
Ceramic Matrix Composites 2
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM BREAK
CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 6

3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
Ablator Materials Testing
and Modeling 2
Additive Manufacturing 2 Carbon-Carbon Composites:
Process/Material Development 2
Ceramic Matrix Composites 2
EVENING NETWORKING RECEPTION


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24
MORNING - Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 7

8:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Advanced Manufacturing
Technologies and Methods 1
Hypersonic Structural Materials
& Component Evaluations 1
Carbon-Carbon Composites:
Process/Material Development 3
Structural and Electromagnetic
Ceramics 1
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM BREAK
CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 8

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Advanced Manufacturing
Technologies and Methods 1
Hypersonic Structural Materials
& Component Evaluations 1
Carbon-Carbon Composites:
Process/Material Development 3
Structural and Electromagnetic
Ceramics 1
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM LUNCH N' LEARN TOPIC C - LUNCH ON OWN
CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 9

1:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Advanced Manufacturing
Technologies and Methods 2
Hypersonic Structural Materials
& Component Evaluations 2
Test, Evaluation and
Modeling of CMCs 1
Structural and Electromagnetic
Ceramics 2
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM BREAK
CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 10

3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
Advanced Manufacturing
Technologies and Methods 2
Hypersonic Structural Materials
& Component Evaluations 2
Test, Evaluation and
Modeling of CMCs 1
Structural and Electromagnetic
Ceramics 2


THURSDAY, JANUARY 25
MORNING - Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 11

8:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Propulsion, Refractory and
Coating Materials 1
Hypersonic Structural Materials
& Component Evaluations 3
Carbon-Carbon Composites:
NDE and Other Characterization
Test, Evaluation and
Modeling of CMCs 2
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM BREAK
CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 12

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Propulsion, Refractory and
Coating Materials 1
Hypersonic Structural Materials
& Component Evaluations 3
Carbon-Carbon Composites:
NDE and Other Characterization
Test, Evaluation and
Modeling of CMCs 2
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM LUNCH N' LEARN TOPIC D - LUNCH ON OWN
CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 13

1:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Propulsion, Refractory and
Coating Materials 2
Hypersonic Structural Materials
& Component Evaluations 4
  Test, Evaluation and
Modeling of CMCs 3
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM BREAK
CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 14

3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
  Hypersonic Structural Materials
& Component Evaluations 4
  Test, Evaluation and
Modeling of CMCs 3

Our Sponsors & Partners

Thanks to the following companies for supporting this conference.

  • USACA
  • Spirit Aerosystems
  • GE
  • Textum
  • TevTech
  • Boeing

  • CoorsTek
  • ENGI-Mat
  • Cerion
  • General Atomics Electromagnetics
  • Ultramet
  • KRATOS

  • CoorsTek
  • Orton Ceramics
  • Arctos