Bucket Structures

Key Customers: Helicopter OEMs
Main Objectives: Bucket seats for a helicopter platform that satisfies strict passenger safety criteria while achieving cost and weight reduction
Tasks: Interface design; design for manufacture; tool design and manufacture; material selection and characterisation; stress analysis; fire, smoke, toxicity, and heat release (FSTH) tests; static and dynamic tests; head impact criteria (HIC) tests; surface finishing
Materials: Epoxy laminate construction of combination glass weave and unidirectional carbon fibre
Processes: Autoclave