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Denel Aerostructures Engineering team has a long track record in the full development and certification of complex metallic and composite structures, for international military- and commercial markets, of rotary and fixed wing products. It uses best industry norm software and tools and holds a full range of world class engineering capabilities in the following areas and sub-disciplines:


  • Core team of 55
  • Aerospace specific experience: Total collective > 870 years. Average ~ 19 years
  • 18 graduates (7 post-graduate)
  • 11 Technical diplomas
  • 19 Other (CMII, PM etc)
  • Average age 43


MSC NastranCatia V5
MSC PatranCatia V4
CPD (Composite Part Design)         Airbus tools (ISSY, SAMTECH tools etc)
In-house developed tools (DCU etc)

Structural Test Laboratory

  • Material testing to International Specifications
  • Coupon, element, detail, sub- component and component level testing
  • Static and fatigue testing
  • Ground vibration testing
  • Impact testing (Bird strike, hail, debris etc.)
  • Environmental conditioning

Configuration Management

  • Processes aligned to ISO 10007 & customer requirements
  • Processes aligned to CMII
  • Primes (Windchill) used for EBOM management
  • eBrowser (eB) used for documentation management
  • Q-Muzik ERP used for MBOM management

Design Office

  • Full conceptual design, definition and development
  • Metallic and composite structures
  • Digital mock-up (DMU)integration, e.g. Airbus A400M

Structural Analysis

  • Classical & numerical methods
  • Linear and non-linear finite element analysis
  • Metallic and Composite Materials
  • Static & dynamic analysis
  • Durability and damage tolerance analysis
  • Aero-elastic analysis (flutter & divergence)
  • Loads analysis
  • Weights engineering
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+27 11 927 2083
Astro Park, Atlas Road, Bonaero Park, Kempton Park, 1619, Gauteng, RSA
Box 11, Kempton Park, 1620, RSA

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