Full-scale structural test rigs that feature highly cross-coupled actuation schemes present unique challenges for aerospace test engineers. In this video demonstration, Mitch Gilomen, MTS Systems Integration Engineer, shows how C3 Performance, the cross-coupling compensation utility within AeroPro™ software, can be used to improve the speed and accuracy of complex aerospace tests.
C3 Performance employs advanced algorithms to achieve dramatic increases in cycle rates for tests involving complex actuation schemes - without compromising accuracy or introducing additional strains on test articles. In highly coupled actuation schemes, multiple actuators exert different forces on the same portion of a test article simultaneously, raising the potential for errors that can slow the cyclic rate for the test and/or induce unintended strains in the test article. C3 Performance improves test efficiency and accuracy under such conditions by compensating for the influences of all actuators present. C3 Performance also streamlines structural test setup by eliminating the need to determine and then input cross-coupling data manually by providing an automated cross-coupling compensation coefficient generation mode.
Explore the resources below to learn more about C3 Performance and other test-accelerating features of AeroPro software and the MTS portfolio.