MERC developed a finite element model of the entire C-130 fuselage, empennage and center wing. We also performed Damage Tolerance Analyses on more than a dozen critical areas on the fuselage and developed and/or revised the inspection intervals on these areas based on the detailed analyses.

The delivered finite element model generated enormous savings for the customer.

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Damage Tolerance Analysis Performed on AC-130 Gunship Wing Pylon Fastener
Crack Growth Inspection Intervals