Testing the methodology at Empa

The draft validation protocols will be employed on a static panel test at Empa, Switzerland.
Test preparation
It was decided to test the validation protocols on a singly curved skin-stringer-frame assembly in a compression test, using DIC to measure deformation under various load cases and to compare the results to FE-simulations. It is part of the fuselage from an A340 aircraft.
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The test panel as delivered.