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Aerospace Mechanical & Structural testing

Metal and composite component validation plans

For each new program, aeronautical structure and component manufacturers and subcontractors need to validate their new designs and characterize the new materials that are incorporated.

To do so, they look for partners that are testing specialists and are able to stay with them throughout their product's life cycle, thus optimizing the development times for the programs.

Our solution

Applus+ Laboratories is recognized as a Structural Test Strategic Supplier (ST2S) by Airbus. We perform full structural validation plans for metal and composite material components and sub-components. We are high load uniaxial and multiaxial test specialists.

Our mechanical laboratories and our testing engineering capabilities allow us to offer flexible solutions enabling clients to meet the deadlines of the aeronautical programs.

Our services includes:

  • Comprehensive management of validation programs
  • Preparing the test definition: uniaxial and multiaxial tests
  • Test specimens design and manufacture
  • Specimen instrumentation:
    • Strain gauges
    • 3D video correlation system
  • Design, calculation and manufacturing of test tools and tests benches
  • Test implementation and monitoring:
    • Non-destructive inspections
    • Client remote monitoring Applusetesting
  • Data post-processing and publishing of test report

Our structural testing capabilities for metal and composite components are:

  • Static and fatigue tests on universal machine up to 15 MN and 25 Hz
  • Multiaxial static and fatigue tests up to 1.5 MN on structural elements in a 12 x 12 meter slab
  • Humidity (RH between 0-80%) and controlled temperature (between -60 °C and 150 °C) tests

Our laboratories are accredited by Nadcap for metal and non-metal tests, and certified under EN 9100 for Aerospace Quality System.

We are approved by Rolls Royce and Aernnova as a qualified supplier to perform structural mechanical tests.

Applus+ Laboratories has been working for more than 15 years with the major aircraft manufacturers and is present in the major aerospace clusters.

Benefits

  • A single partner to manage the full validation plan
  • Optimize component design
  • Reduce product costs

 

 

 
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