Testing

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.
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Drones: MIT software casts doubt on solar-powered UAVs

A new MIT-developed aircraft modeling software tool called geometric programming optimization —GPkit, for short — reportedly considers about 200 factors and physical models simultaneously, and then integrates them to create an optimal aircraft design.
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Accelerating materials insertion: Where do virtual allowables fit?

In the quest to reduce the time and cost for aerocomposite design allowables development, will conventional physical testing and virtual testing go head-to-head or work side-by-side?

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Verisurf to launch programmable, portable CMM solution

The Verisurf CMM Master 500 combines Verisurf software with Equator comparative gauges to deliver a fully programmable CMM solution.