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The Real Story of the Comet Disasters

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HAW Hamburg (Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg)Hamburg, DeutschlandIn Google Maps öffnen
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Prof. Dr. Paul Withey, Casting Technology,
School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham:

The Real Story of the Comet Disasters

Organization: RAeS (Richard Sanderson)

Date and Time: Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:00 PM

Location: HAW Hamburg, Berliner Tor 5 (Neubau), Hörsaal 01.11

Registration: voluntary

Fees: none

Language: English

Lecture notes: ?

http://hamburg.DGLR.de ---- Poster: http://bit.ly/2qU9rVK

(Image Credit: Ralf Manteufel, GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2)

FAQs are answered here:
https://www.hav-connect.aero/Group/Lectures/FAQ/Start/Blog
(in German)



Prof. Dr. Paul Withey, Casting Technology,
School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham:

The Real Story of the Comet Disasters

Organization: RAeS (Richard Sanderson)

Date and Time: Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:00 PM

Location: HAW Hamburg, Berliner Tor 5 (Neubau), Hörsaal 01.11

Registration: voluntary

Fees: none

Language: English

Lecture notes: ?

http://hamburg.DGLR.de ---- Poster: http://bit.ly/2qU9rVK

(Image Credit: Ralf Manteufel, GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2)

FAQs are answered here:
https://www.hav-connect.aero/Group/Lectures/FAQ/Start/Blog
(in German)



Programm

The de Havilland Comet was the first commercial jet aircraft, and ushered in the ‘Jet Age’ on 2nd May 1952 by taking fare paying passengers from London to Johannesburg. This aircraft contained a number of new technologies to allow the aircraft to operate economically and to enhance the flying experience for the passengers. For a number of months the aircraft led the world by halving journey times and offering comfort levels which could not be matched on other, piston engine aircraft. However, two accidents in 1954 grounded the Comet fleet and the subsequent investigation has ensured the Comet has notoriety as an example of fatigue failure. This high profile incident encouraged much work in the field of fatigue and this has led to a much better understanding of the science of fatigue and the use of fracture mechanics to evaluate the life of components and structures. This talk will look at the history of the Comet aircraft, from concept to entry into service, review the accident investigation and use modern analysis to review the fatigue failure which sparked the research. Using this analysis the general perceptions of the causes can be examined and a likely chain of events which led to the failure is proposed.