Structural Design, Analysis and Testing
We apply fine element analysis for stress, deflection, structural integrity and adequate antenna clearance to everything from simple spheres to complex custom configurations.
Our engineers have over 15 years of experience using ABAQUS large-scale nonlinear finite element modeling. This powerful and insightful analytical program determines stress and deflection, structural quality and antenna clearance under the highest real-world wind conditions.
Because your SHEERGARD application is unique, you want to know that it will perform at optimal levels across its lifetime after it is installed. That is why we perform fine element analysis at your site under specific loads to specific codes – with PE stamps provided as required. As part of our comprehensive structural design, analysis and testing service, we also offer a wide variety of material characterization, application, and ultimate stress testing. With a detailed analysis of exactly how your product will stand up to the toughest challenges once it is installed and operating, you can be completely confident that you are making a wise investment. Structural modeling provides peace of mind that SHEERGARD products work just as well in real life as they do in the design lab.
Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions is a long-trusted partner for creating highly specialized, technology-driven material solutions that deliver extraordinary performance across a spectrum of demanding settings. Through collaboration with our customers, we co-develop versatile materials and real application tests to ensure that you have the best possible solution for your application. We help create innovative materials that provide protection, easy release, insulation, and friction control. And we seek to collaborate in making it even more possible.
Rigorous testing standards
Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions rigorously tests all SHEERGARD® radome products via software-modeled analytics, lab-scale material characterization, and most importantly, directly relevant application testing. Every SHEERGARD® radome complies with strict MIL.STD.810 testing – the military-leading standard for all environmental conditions including temperature, humidity, salt, fungus, and many more. Software modeling such as Finite Element Analysis and Thermal Analysis can yield information on deflections, factors of safety, and thermal management requirements. Application tests such as physical hail storm testing, destructive fabric testing, and real-life application exposure reveal key learnings in creating a truly optimized product. Our testing begins during the co-development process to develop relevant tests and gather data that allows us to create market-ready solutions quickly.