Testing

Testing

Strategic Test Planning & Qualification for Composite Hardware ▪ Extensive Experience with Government Requirements

If you are a Program Manager, Systems Engineer, or an engineer tasked with building or repairing equipment, then you understand the importance of testing hardware.  Many programs require some testing and some programs include a lot of testing. It can be a convoluted path to reach final qualification for your customer. Rock West Composites can help you with the planning, coordination, and execution of a variety of qualification tests for many common and uncommon requirements.

We strategize to perform the tests in an order which will allow for design refinement and avoid retesting, or achieve multiple test requirements in a single test article or series.  We often conduct simple screening tests in-house and then conduct or coordinate tests at laboratories when specialized equipment is required or testing is needed for a large number of samples.

TYPES OF QUALIFICATION TESTS FOR COMPOSITE PROGRAMS

  • Trade studies
  • Certification tests
  • Verification of other defined requirements

COMMON TEST REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPOSITES

  • Strength
  • Stiffness
  • Durability
  • Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)
  • Weather resistance (rain, hail, grit, erosion)
  • RF transmission
  • RF reflection or absorption