Posted on 10/1/2013
Source: Advanced Materials & Processes
As aerospace fuel-efficiency demands become increasingly stringent, weight reduction is of paramount importance. Designers not only must optimize all aspects of the entire structure, they also need to manage extensive engineering data and resolve various manufacturability issues—especially where composites and hybrid laminates are concerned. Even with the most sophisticated CAD and FEA software, barriers to innovation still exist throughout the aerospace industry.