Dash-8 400 Cabin Mounted Auxiliary Fuel Tanks
Australian Coast Watch had a requirement for Cabin Mounted Auxiliary Fuel Tanks on their Dash-8 aircraft in order to meet the endurance targets of their missions. KDC were contracted to provide Structural Analysis and Certification support to Prime Supplier Cobham Aviation Services.
A combination of finite element modelling (FEM) and classical hand calculation methods were used to ascertain load distribution and strength when subjected to the loads and requirements defined by the customer.
A Stress Report was delivered to enable certification of the aircraft. Support was provided throughout the qualification process, including test support and certification support.
- Design and Analysis
- Certification Stress Report
- Qualification Support