Bob Yancey

Author Archives: Bob Yancey

Bob has degrees from MIT, Virginia Tech, and University of Dayton with a focus on Aerospace Composites. His current role is to define the strategic direction of Altair to meet the growing and changing needs of the Aerospace and Composites Design and Analysis community. He meets with companies and organizations throughout the world to gather their input and communicate to them the solutions Altair provides.

Material Certification of Laminated Composites

*This article was authored by ROBERT YANCEY, JEFFREY WOLLSCHLAGER, COLIN MCAULIFFE, JACOB FISH and originally published in the 2017 Showcase magazine by  With the application of composites in aircraft structural components, material qualification requirements have been a costly burden … Read More

Why Composites Are Taking Off in the Aviation Industry

Composites are flying high in the aircraft industry as manufacturers look for ways to reduce weight, improve performance and create a better customer experience. Composites, of course, weigh considerably less than conventional aluminum and titanium materials, and they offer a … Read More

Composite Optimization

Composites offer a number of compelling advantages, but they also present some daunting design challenges.  For example, the orthotropic nature of continuous-fiber-reinforced composites presents the designer with many more design variables to consider, such as ply angles, fiber volume fractions … Read More

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