Gantner Instruments understands that the validation and certification of aircraft structural components are expensive and time-consuming. The accuracy and precision of strain gage measurements are of the greatest importance to determining a structure’s durability and damage tolerance design. The costs and risks involved are substantial, pressure for quick entry into service is high, while sensor density and data produced during a structural test program are increasing progressively. The design of the Q.series X data acquisition system is aimed at maximizing test efficiency and reducing overall test cost and time.
The allowable ultimate stresses must not exceed the design ultimate load for at least 3 seconds (static; normally 1.5 times the maximum load in the design case) and must not cause any detrimental deformations at loads of at least 75% of the design’s ultimate load.
Fatigue testing of the full-scale airframe, wing, or landing gear must show that catastrophic failure due to fatigue, corrosion, manufacturing defects, or accidental damage will be avoided throughout the operational life of the airplane.
Low and high cycle fatigue testing to obtain mechanical properties like stiffness and failure strength and validate the component’s safe and economical service life.
Testing a structure’s or material’s ability to operate safely at different temperatures to understand its safe operating limits and potential lifespan.
Why Gantner Instruments
Who trusts Gantner for Aerospace Structural Testing?
Gantner Instruments is working with leading test facilities and test system integrators on innovative, state-of-the-art data acquisition solutions that satisfy even the most demanding test and measurement applications in aerospace.