NASA Spinoff Database: Aircraft Design Analysis

NASA Center: Langley Research Center
Public Release Year: 1979
Reference Number: LARC-SO-35
Category: Transportation
Origin: Computer Design Technique Used in Construction of Airplanes and Spacecraft

Development of the Beech Super King Air Airplane, built by Beech Aircraft Corporation, was aided by NASA Computer Program, NASTRAN, which electronically analyzes a computerized design and predicts how it will react to many different conditions of stress and strain. Program was employed to analyze the airplane's structure and engine mounts. Company reports it has achieved cost savings and improved its design/analysis capabilities through use of this program.

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Page Number in Published book: 63
Manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corporation

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