The case for more virtual testing

Anthony Waas in Aerospace America on the impact of virtual testing on the development cycle

Department chair Anthony M. Waas is featured in the June 2022 edition of Aerospace America in an article discussing the importance of computational models and digital tools to decrease cost and timeline in product development for the aviation and aerospace industry. He discusses the manner in which advanced, replicable testing will develop new innovations and more rapid technological advancement in the industry.

A hypothetical planning pyramid describing how design testing could unfold largely virtually. In this example, the only physical testing would be ground testing of a prototype. Today, companies rely on such pyramids to plan physical testing of materials, structures and, ultimately, prototypes.

Anthony M. Waas is the Richard A Auhll Department Chair and Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Professor, Aerospace Engineering in the Aerospace Department at the University of Michigan. 

The full article can be found here.

Aerospace America is a publication from the American Institute of Aviation and Aeronautics (AIAA).