All engineering products will benefit from having a structural analysis done. However, aerospace and defense companies definitely have higher stakes when it comes to ensuring that their modern aerospace structures are able to withstand the stress and loads expected of them. More importantly, it is crucial to balance the properties of being lightweight with optimal performance.
Why do Aerospace and Defense Companies need Aircraft Structural Analysis?
Aircraft structural analysis services are applicable throughout the production process of a new or old aircraft. In the beginning stages, it is crucial that the aircraft or equipment design is able to obtain the applicable regulatory requirements and other strict compliance checklists. Modeling, structural design, and analysis will play a crucial role. This means having to work with both testing teams and FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) services to ensure that witness and test coordination is carried out efficiently. These test plans and reports must then later be FAA approved and submitted.
Even if when FAA-approved production is obtained, these past test reports and continuous testing are a valuable resource when ensuring that the aircraft remains in top condition. This is especially so when additional equipment or stress is placed on the aircraft that may compromise structural integrity, material fatigue, or overall performance.
Our Areas of Expertise in Aviation
- Dynamic Analysis of Structures: This involves assessing for shock physics, progressive damage, and any ballistic hypervelocity impact. The data used is collected in real-time to better evaluate the technology and structure being tested. These allow for better monitoring of any vulnerabilities while the aircraft is running, allowing for better visibility into its actual behavior when in use.
- Aerothermal and Thermo-structural Ground Testing: As flight test experiments are a lot riskier and possibly less accurate, ground testing simulation and facilities are important to ensure that the aircraft is able to acclimatize to the temperature and pressures that occur in flight. By being able to fully duplicate flight conditions, analysts and engineers are able to provide solutions to minimize risks associated with the overall vehicle performance and take detailed measurements that can be used for further development.
- Weather Encounter Survivability: Having heightened survivability in different weather conditions is crucial to the success of an aircraft. While turbulence is a common occurrence, it is important that regular and predictable weather patterns are unable to severely compromise the structural integrity of an aircraft. By conducting tests and measurements to locate potential areas of weakness, it gives engineers have a better perception of the overall capabilities of an aircraft.
Why should You work with ReLogic Research’s Aviation Specialists?
Here at ReLogic Research, our Aviation Specialists are experienced and well certified to be able to provide unique and elegant solutions to even the most challenging of issues. More importantly, they work in a team to ensure that the entire project is viewed through multiple lenses for the most holistic approach possible.
For more information about our aviation solutions, you can call us at 256-713-7401 or fill out this online form.