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Aluminum Panels and Structures Damage Analysis

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

Prior Recommended Programs

  • Vehicle Identification, Estimating Systems, and Terminology (DAM01)
  • Frontal Impact Analysis (DAM02)
  • Mechanical Systems Analysis (DAM03)
  • Restraints, Interior, Glass, Side and Rear Impact Analysis (DAM04)
  • Fundamentals of Collision Repair (FCR01)

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

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

  • Explain aluminum properties and identify differences
  • Analyze damage to aluminum exterior panels and identify repair procedures
  • Analyze damage to aluminum structural parts and understand repair considerations
  • Identify different areas of a repair facility and understand the functions of specific equipment.

Module 1 – Aluminum Properties and Identification
In the first module, the student will gain an understanding of the basic physical properties of aluminum. In addition the student will become familiar with the descriptions of aluminum alloys. Lastly, the student will learn the ways to identify vehicle part design.

Module 2 – Aluminum Exterior Panels Damage Analysis
As the student moves through the course, he or she will be able to describe characteristics of aluminum exterior panels. In addition, the student will be able describe damage analysis considerations and discuss repair vs. replace considerations.

Module 3 – Aluminum Structure Damage Analysis
The third module of the course identifies aluminum structural design and construction. In addition, the student will learn about damage analysis considerations and the identification of repair vs. replace practices for aluminum structural panels.

Module 4 - Aluminum Collision Repair Facilities
In the final module of the course, the student will learn about the different areas and functions of the repair facility, as well as information on welding, riveting, and straightening equipment. The student will also learn about other available vehicle-specific training and I-CAR training.

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