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Using Software to Aid Aircraft Design Analysis

Posted April 17, 2015 12:00 AM by SavvyExacta

Data is only as good as how it's used. And while there is a lot of data available about metal and composite structures, good software can help apply what these numbers will mean in real-word applications.

Software can provide efficient, reliable, and traceable work-flows. It reduces lead time, resource requirements, and costs related to engineers who are independently recreating the same work time and time again.

STRENGTH2000® is an internal tool created by Airbus Defence & Space that is now available for commercial use. This software that integrates ESDU data and design methodologies with other verified strength and stability handbook methods.

Possible applications include:

  • Eurofighter sizing, check stress, enhancements as well as build line & in-service support
  • Tornado life cycle extension
  • A400M cargo door development and qualification
  • A380, A340, & A320 Flap Track development
  • UAV development

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