Dynamic analysis software allows engineers to solve fatigue-related problems without prototypes.
Although unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been employed successfully by the U.S. military to date, many development and operational challenges remain for these to become viable alternatives for manned aircraft.
Engineers at Belcan's Advanced Engineering & Technology Division share their insights and experiences on the development of aircraft gas turbine test rigs and stands. This is the first installment of a three-part series on aircraft engine testing.
The ability to improve quality while substantially reducing the cost of production and span times is becoming a necessity to complete in today's aerospace industry. Matt Borland, Director of Production Integration on the C-17, Airlift, and Tanker programs, talked about the value that automation presented to the C-17 assembly program.