Guidelines Working Group

The primary goal of the Guidelines Working Group is to develop and document generic guidance information and data which is essential for the adequate design, certification or qualification, and production of composite parts and assemblies.

This working group functions as a significant government/industry forum for documenting and resolving CMH-17 user issues regarding the generic technology necessary for the successful use and qualification of composite materials and structures. The Guidelines Working Group also provides leadership and recommendations to CMH-17 Chairmen regarding the scope, responsibilities, and future direction of the handbook. Further, as necessary, the Guidelines Working Group defines, charters and recommends the formation of additional working groups to meet new and evolving handbook objectives. The current focus of this group has been on characterization test procedures and philosophy, materials property data, statistical analysis requirements, general design and analysis methodology, design data usage and quality assurance practices.


Dr. Carl Q. Rousseau
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
P.O. Box 748, MZ 6516
Ft. Worth, TX 76101
Tel: (817) 763-7727
Fax: (817) 762-5673

Stephen Ward
850 Lagoon Drive
Chula Vista, CA  91910
Tel: 619-691-2811

PMC Airworthiness Group Co-Chairs

Dr. Lester Cheng
Small Plane Directorate
901 Locust, Rm. 301
Kansas City, MO 64106
Tel: (316) 946-4111

Dr. Simon Waite
European Aviation Safety Agency
Postfach 10 12 53
Köln D-50452
Tel: +49 (221) 89990 4082
Fax: +49 (221) 89990 4582

PMC Design Group Chair

Dr. Paul A. Lagace

Mass. Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave.
MIT Rm. 33-310
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: 617-253-3628
Fax: 617-253-0361