Scaled Composites, LLC is known for innovative advances in Structural Composites Technology - not only in the aircraft field, but other areas as well.

Structural Analysis And Design

INNOVATIVE ADVANCES: Scaled Composites, LLC is known for innovative advances in Structural Composites Technology - not only in the aircraft field, but other areas as well. Many specific examples of different structural issues that Scaled has solved can be seen under our project descriptions.

FINITE ELEMENT MODELING (FEM): Scaled uses FEM software to aid in the design of structural components. Buckling analysis, modal analysis, and non-linear solutions are a few examples of FEM uses within Scaled. FEM is used in conjunction with other design software and hand calculations to provide very reliable structural designs. Our modeling techniques have been extensively validated through test results of small and large scale structures.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D): Scaled is also heavily involved in R&D work in composites. Much effort is currently being placed toward developing new manufacturing techniques that will be vital to future aerospace success. In addition, new materials and processes are being evaluated on a regular basis, in our quest to identify the best materials for aerospace applications. Much of our research work focuses on cost-effective applications of composites.

DESIGN AND INTEGRATION: In addition to structural composites work, Scaled is quite experienced in the design and integration of aircraft systems. Landing gear systems on most Scaled aircraft have been designed and fabricated in-house. Almost every type of propulsion system that exists has been integrated on a Scaled project - piston, turbofan, turboshaft, turboprop, pulsed detonation, and rocket engines. Many other system components such as flight controls, hydraulics, fuel, pressurization, avionics, electrical, and ECS have been successfully incorporated in Scaled vehicles. We have also been involved with unique systems such as parachute recovery devices and rotorcraft powerplant and drive systems.

The efficient use of advanced composite materials with thoughtful system integration allows Scaled to routinely deliver products that meet or exceed our customers' requirements.
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