Developing new approaches to enable lighter, more cost and fuel efficient composite aero-structures.
The overarching aim of CerTest is to develop the scientific foundation that enables lighter, safer and more cost efficient composite aerostructures. The research will result in a new approach for integrated high-fidelity structural testing and multi-scale statistical modelling through Design of Experiments (DoE) and Bayesian Learning. The efficient exploitation and optimisation of advanced composite aero-structures is fundamentally prohibited by current test, simulation and certification approaches, and CerTest seeks to break this impasse by holistically addressing the challenges that are preventing step-changes in future engineering design by reshaping the ‘Testing Pyramid’.
Research Project details
EASA contact: research [at] easa.europa.eu