MERC Presents Papers at Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) Conference

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (December 3, 2015)   MERC engineers presented three papers at the Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) conference in San Antonio, TX on Dec 1-3, 2015.  The ASIP Conference is internationally recognized as the premier meeting of worldwide experts in the areas of aviation structural integrity, including design, analysis, testing, manufacture, certification, and more.

Dr. Robert McGinty presented, “Determination of Vibratory Loads for the HH-60G Pave Hawk Helicopter.”  Dr. Nathan Branch presented two papers, “HH-60G Risk-Based Service Life Assessment,” and “Flight Maneuver Recognition for the UH-1N Helicopter.”

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Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

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