With nearly 30 years in the composites industry, we have extensive experience in predicting structural performance and verifying it in laboratory and field testing.
Triangulation: In composite new product development, theory and reality don’t always initially align.
Rather than adopting a build and break approach to structural development, we have a full arsenal of predictive front end tools:
- Proprietary closed form calculations for thin walled and sandwich structures
- Composite laminate theory calculators
- NEi NASTRAN Finite Element Analysis software
Once prototypes are fabricated, laboratory and field tests are performed to ensure static and fatigue performance meet industry and customer standards. Optimizing performance requires a keen eye that can evaluate test specimens to modify process or laminate schedule.
We also have lots of experience in failure mode analysis – determining if warranty returned or field failed product have process or laminate design deficiencies. If your products are not passing structural tests, we can help optimize the process and structure so they will.