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Within our design office we the expertise to develop aeronautical composite components and complex mechanical systems. Together with our customer, in our facilities on in theirs, we can follow a traditional design process, from the preliminary studies, through concept selection and until final production drawing.

We rely on the market standard software for our design activities, CATIA.


Stress Analysis 

Over the years we have gathered a considerable expertise in aeronautical components stress analysis, covering from preliminary studies till final certification support. We reply both on empirical calculations based on customer´s methods, and on FEA analysis.

Our FEA experience covers from simple linear static analysis till complex non-linear contact analysis, through thermal and explicit. Our reference software’s are Hyperworks, Nastran, ABAQUS and OPTISTRUCT.

Should be highlighted as well our experience in both composite and metallic components optimization, based on existing software packages, and on our own methodologies.

Materials & Processes 

Driving the increased usage of composite materials in aeronautics is the improvement of the understanding of their behavior and the methodologies used to predict it. Within our team we have an extensive expertise in the definition of test campaigns for certification and qualification of the new materials, methods and processes. Our capacities sandwich the test campaigns by being involved in the campaign definition and in the statistical data analysis performed after.

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We have new positions open, in case you are interested please vist our PEOPLE section!
Industry Space Days, 20-22 September 2016
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Rua do Moinho Vermelho, 50
2645-449 Alcabideche

Tel. 00351 210 99 77 88