Materials used to manufacture composite components and structures must be tested, assessed and certified to meet a variety of mechanical requirements. Finished parts also must be tested to make sure they meet dimensional requirements.
Dr. Donald F. Adams compares the three basic types of shear-loaded compression test fixtures.
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The new facility is equipped with an array of hydraulic, electro-mechanical, drop tower/pendulum impact test frames.Multi-scale modeling platform CompositesWorld
MSC Software (Newport Beach, CA, US) subsidiary e-Xstream engineering, developer of Digimat, a nonlinear multi-scale material and structural modeling platform, announced at JEC its latest software solution, Digimat-VA.Virtual process chain + online process monitoring = first-time-right manufacturing CompositesWorld
Co-authors Dr. Michael Bruyneel, Marc Attar and Dr. Christian Brauner (Siemens PLM Software, Liège, Belgium) illustrate the benefits of manufacturing simulation software in virtual trials of molding processes, using resin transfer molding as a reference.Advanced NDT software CompositesWorld
DolphiTech (Raufoss, Norway) has released DolphiCam Research, a software package for advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) users and researchers.New patents issued for ultrasonic inspection technologies for airframe structures CompositesWorld
The patents cover a robotic inspection system that uses a pair of cooperating, multi-axis robots mounted on linear slides to perform ultrasonic inspection of parts.