LIGHT AND SHOCK-PROOF
Whether you examine a spider’s web, the human anatomy or a tree branch, it’s clear that in nature, different types of fibre are oriented and dimensioned to take specific loads. Fibre Composite construction adopts this smart design principle.
Our use of computational engineering and simulation of complex, dynamic loads means that we know precisely where the load paths run and where the high stress areas are. That’s why we can design and build structures that draw on the lessons of evolution to outperform their metal counterparts. Our prototypes will meet or exceed required weight budgets.
The image shows a frigate command console for which we used computer simulation to model detonation shock loadings. The resulting full-scale prototype tests were 100% successful, delivering a series of gains: weight saving, an ergonomic layout free of construction constraints, and a modular design.