Online Environmental Testing Masterclass for Aerospace & Defense

Virtual Event | 09 March 2021 - 11 March 2021 | 11 AM - 1.30 PM EST

Siemens Digital Industries Software invites you to join us March 9-11, 2021 for a complimentary, educational online Masterclass on Environmental Testing for Aerospace & Defense.

Environmental Testing equipment for Aerospace & Defense

Aerospace and Defense industries are in constant transition, developing new products, embracing new technologies and materials, while still maintaining the highest levels of performance and reliability in even shorter times.

This puts high pressure on testing teams to perform the qualification tests in shorter time, providing more insights than before, and integrating better with simulation teams.

This online master class covers all aspects of vibration and acoustic qualification testing for components as well as full structures. More advanced topics like multiple axis testing and tailored testing are explained. There are also dedicated sessions on modal testing, model correlation, virtual testing and micro-vibrations.

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During these sessions on Environmental Testing you will learn to:

  • Perform qualification testing of aerospace components
  • Conduct vibration and acoustic testing of fully integrated aerospace structures
  • Apply multi-axis testing for more realistic and accelerated testing
  • Avoid over and under testing by applying tailored testing
  • Perform modal testing and conduct model correlation
  • Complement physical testing with virtual vibration and acoustic testing

Join our online Masterclass and receive a full update on the Aerospace and Defense qualification testing process with best-in class methods available, including connection with simulation applications.

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Six live morning sessions of 60 or 90 minutes each

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Day 1, March 9, 2021, Session 1, 11:00-12:30 pm EST

Dynamic Environmental Testing of Components

Certification and qualification of products require specific dynamic tests using external excitation - shock, vibration and noise. Understanding the key parameters behind any control algorithm is critical to a successful test.

Day 1, March 9, 2021, Session 2, 12:30-1:30 pm EST

Vibration Qualification Testing of Aerospace Components and Satellites

Mechanical qualification tests happen on one-of, very expensive mock-up/prototype or the actual spacecraft, involving a significant risk of damaging the hardware. We will discuss how this can be done with full confidence without compromising the integrity of the scarce and expensive engineering qualification model or the actual flight model.

Day 2, March 10, 2021, Session 3, 11:00-12:00 pm EST

Acoustic Qualification Testing of Aerospace Components and Satellites

The noise levels generated at launch can reach levels up to 146dB or higher inside the fairing and cause structural damages and jeopardize the functionality of instruments and subsystems. Therefore, launcher authorities require spacecrafts also to be qualified for acoustic loading. Both traditional (RFAX) as the new testing method (DFAN) will be discussed.

Day 2, March 10, 2021, Session 4, 12:00-1:30 pm EST

More realistic, Advanced and Accelerated Vibration with MIMO Testing

The need for time-efficient testing procedures, and the guarantee of an accurate replication of the operational environment, are two driving factors in the environmental testing community. MIMO control strategies for dynamic environmental testing can provide the required flexibility to design test campaigns that safely comply with these two key drivers.

Day 3, March 11, 2021, Session 5, 11:00-12:00 pm EST

Tailored Testing with Mission Synthesis to avoid Over and Under testing

The purpose of mission synthesis is to design the optimal test. A balance between severity and accuracy needs to be found. The test should give confidence that it is severe enough to produce those failures likely to occur under normal operating conditions, while avoiding too high-test levels that tend to result in costly over-design of the item. The goal of mission synthesis is to design the optimal test. A balance between severity and accuracy needs to be found. The test needs to give the confidence that it is severe enough to produce those failures that are likely to occur during normal operating conditions, while avoiding.

Day 3, March 11, 2021, Session 6, 12:00-1:30 pm EST

Modal Survey for CAE-Model Correlation and Virtual Shaker Testing for de-risking TEST campaigns

To understand the structural dynamics of a spacecraft, the program sometimes requires a Modal survey test. This test aims at test-validating the spacecraft Finite Element structural dynamics model. This model is necessary for the Launcher Coupled Loads analysis process, which assesses the risk of launch load damage. In the field of vibration testing the interaction between the spacecraft being tested and the shaker used to perform the test is a critical issue, because the dynamics of the shaker often couples with that of the test object making its behavior during the physical tests unpredictable. Simulation methods such as “Virtual Shaker Testing” are being developed to be able to foresee these testing difficulties and take counter measures before running the actual program.

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