Bombardier – Life time stress tests on fighter planes
A29B Super Tucano structural wing fuselage fatigue test. Photo Courtesy Brazilian Airforce
To ensure the continuing safety of the Super Tucano fighter plane it needed simulated stress tests on the structure.
A rig similar to that pictured above was built by Bombardier’s engineers in Belfast to place cyclic tension and compression forces on the structure used 5 of Synectic Design’s SY035 weight indicators with data logging in a panel to capture the peak forces and output the data to their pc for analysis. This is just one of the innovative solutions that Synectic conceived in discussion with a client.