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Advanced Material Damage Analysis

Course format: Live instruction with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 3 hours
Estimated Duration: 4 hours
Platinum: $114.00
Gold Class: $114.00
Standard: $138.00

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

This course meets New Technology training requirements for the following roles:
Steel Structural Technician

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Steel Structural Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

Did you know I-CAR offers this course in convenient, online delivery? You may satisfy this requirement by completing the Online course DAM08e.

  • Identify advanced materials used for vehicle construction and describe their characteristics and applications
  • Explain how advanced vehicle construction materials affect collision energy management
  • Understand damage analysis considerations for advanced materials
  • Make repair versus replace decisions for specific advanced materials and understand general damage analysis considerations
  • Describe the effects of heat and straightening on different advanced materials
  • Explain advanced materials recycled parts considerations, joining methods, corrosion protection, and refinishing considerations

Module 1 – How are Advanced Materials Different?
This module provides an overview of the course objectives and identifies many of the types of advanced materials — including steels, aluminum, magnesium, and carbon fiber — that are used for vehicle construction and how they are affected during a collision. The student will also learn damage analysis considerations.

Module 2 – Materials, Application, and Repair Considerations
Students continue by learning characteristics of advanced materials along with specific applications, repair versus replace decisions, and the effect heat and straightening has on different materials.

Module 3 – General Considerations
The course concludes with an explanation of damage analysis considerations as well as considerations for recycled parts. Joining methods, corrosion protection, and refinishing for advanced materials are also discussed.

Course outline containing topics and subtopics.