Company:

Aerovironment

Products:

MSC Nastran

Industries:

Aerospace
Defense

Overview:
The Global Observer is an unmanned aircraft with the wingspan of a Boeing 767 but less than 10% of the weight designed to provide communications and sensing for flights lasting up to one week at up to 65,000 feet. With a maximum wing loading of only 3.5 pounds per square feet, the wingtip deflects greater than 22 feet at its design limit load.
Challenge:
Wing load testing to demonstrate that the wing can withstand the stress experienced as a result of normal operation in turbulent air as well as requisite aircraft maneuvers.
Benefits:
  • Extensive Composites Modeling
  • Parametric Design Solutions
  • Optimized Design Performance

 
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