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Safer UAV operations
UAV operations within the United States are growing at a rate fairly accurately forecasted by the FAA. Seven million UAVs are expected to be in circulation by 2020, according to estimates by the FAA. In 2016 alone over 110,000 UAVs were sold for commercial use, and in 2017 that number is expected to grow close to 180,000. Goldman Sachs is . . .
oil flow in a wind tunnel
The needs of aircraft designers and aerodynamicists have begun to grow at a pace that requires changes in equipment and techniques used by those that produce aerodynamic data for the design of aircraft. New techniques of flow visualization have been developed, and as technology improves, new techniques will become more widely available in tunnels throughout the world. Share This:
Calspan Custom Research Impact Hero
Calspan is thrilled to be presenting at Automotive Testing Expo North America 2017. Automotive Testing Expo brings together automotive testing professionals, suppliers, and engineers from around the world who are experts in the automotive testing industry. For three days, Calspan will join over 60 other speakers and hundreds of exhibitors and attendees at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. . . .
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Exciting things are happening at Calspan in Buffalo, NY. A brand new, totally enclosed Crash Lab is entering the final phases of construction. November 2016 marked the start of construction on the 58,000 sq-ft building. Since then, the completely steel frame exterior, interior drywall, electric, and heating system have been installed. The finished product will feature two crash halls each . . .
Milcom
Booth 817 Calspan is excited to be attending MILCOM 2017 as an exhibitor. MILCOM is a conference for global military communications professionals, giving industry leaders the opportunity to hear and understand the requirements, pace of change and state of play in a variety of C4ISR markets serving the military, federal agencies and multinational entities. The MILCOM 2017 theme is Military . . .
Load Cell Wall 2
Expanding Automotive Crash Test Capabilities Computer aided crash simulation is a tool to virtually test a vehicle and is used to reduce the time and costs of the product development cycle. These simulations are based on assumptions made by engineers, and must be validated through actual testing. One of the only ways to validate these models is through the use . . .
WorldSID and Ribeye Crash test equipment
The emergence of new vehicle and manufacturing technologies has led to the explosive growth of the automotive industry. New vehicle models and the addition of several new vehicle startups means that crash testing facilities around the world are experiencing an uptick in the number of tests being performed. To meet this growing demand, Calspan is investing in a group of . . .
ASTM2565
The rollout of ASTM2656f-17 is not set to a date yet; however, the changes that are being proposed will alter the test methodology enough that new procedures will have to be developed by testing agencies. New regulations may be in place as soon as late May 2017 barring any new issues or negative votes among stakeholders. Share This: