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Aerospace Composite

Aerospace composites are innovative materials used in the design and development of lightweight, durable and fuel-efficient aircraft components. While composites have several advantages over traditional materials like metal, advanced tools and processes must be used to determine whether the use of composite materials creates new structural or performance issues in the design. Without those advanced tools, engineers struggle to resolve design and manufacturing risks, high costs and increased cycle times when developing aerospace composite parts.

Validating Composite Materials in Aerospace Designs

Simulation software can determine impacts from material changes in aircraft
Simulation software can be a great help in determining the impact of a materials change in an aircraft. By modeling the performance of composite materials in a design, simulation software gives aerospace engineers the data they need to select composites that will drive down weight and costs while ensuring safety and other requirements. Additionally, the software saves production resources and improves the efficiency of manufacturing processes such as composite layup, fiber placement, tool design, airframe hole drilling, automated fastener installation and first article inspection.