A “New” Philosophy of Structural Reliability, Fail Safe Versus Safe Life—The 1988 Alexander A. Nikolsky Lecture
Abstract:Kenneth B. Amer has served as a helicopter consultant for the RAND Corporation since 1986. Mr. Amer was graduated from New York University in 1944 with a BS in Aeronautical Engineering, and he received an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1947. Following graduation from MIT, he spent six years in helicopter flight research with the NACA, NASA's forerunner. He began his career with Hughe, Helicopters (now McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co.) in 1953 as a Research Project Engineer. In 1965, Mr. Amer was appointed Manager, Hughes Technology Department. Some of the technical development projects for which he was responsible included the OH‐6A (U.S. Army Light Observation Helicopter, now called the Model 500), the
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: The RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif.
Publication date: 1989-01-01
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