Singapore, 19 April 2017: Dr Florian Doetzer was invited to speak at the conference "Global Vision of Composites in the Helicopter Sector", part of the Rotorcraft Asia 2017 Exhibition, organized by JEC Group in Changing Exhibition on 18-20. April 2017.
He emphasized the increased importance of weight savings for rotary wing aircraft compared to fixed wing aircraft and showed the resulting high percentage of composites usage in helicopter structures.
Showcasing some remarkable examples he highlighted the importance of streamlining the design and manufacturing processes to achieve superior components. He went on to point out some common manufacturing challenges that affect the structural performance or manufacturing cost of composite components.
Overall, using software tools for composites helicopter components’ design and manufacturing can make a decisive difference regarding productivity and managing the increasing complexity of optimized designs.