Complete structural analysis of composite structures from external loads to component details, including internal loads, structural response, failure prediction, buckling stability, fatigue life, and damage tolerance evaluations.
Strength and stability analysis of composite structures with and without damage (e.g., notches, impact, etc.) using approaches ranging from ‘best practices’ based on years of experience to detailed finite element modeling with advanced failure criteria.
Multi-disciplinary optimization supporting design trade studies and preliminary development projects. Optimization for structural performance, weight, and cost, as well as other design priorities.
Consulting and recommendations on structural configurations, design details, joining techniques, material selection, and manufacturing processes.
Repair design, analysis, and in-service support including damage assessment and residual strength analysis.
Support to multi-functional design-build teams, including identification and evaluation of structural issues, development of design criteria, test requirements, and certification approaches.
Structural substantiation and FAA certification.
Aircraft fuselage section showing carbon fiber composite skin and stringers