Femap helps keep weight down on solar-powered aircraft

Femap helps keep weight down on solar-powered aircraft

Solar Impulse is a solar-powered aircraft project led by Swiss psychiatrist and aeronaut Bertrand Piccard, who co-piloted the first balloon to circle the world non-stop, and Swiss engineer and entrepreneur André Borschberg. The project’s goal is to circumnavigate the earth in a fixed-wing aircraft that uses only solar power. Results attributed to Femap with NX Nastran include an increase in cockpit size by a factor of three with less than a 2X increase in weight and the ability to optimize carbon fiber ply thickness and the number of plies to help hold down weight.

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