Description:This position is within the Loads & Criteria engineering group that establishes the design loads and criteria needed to determine the structural strength capability of the rotorcraft structure subject to all anticipated flight, landing, and ground loads, as well as the criteria needed for helicopter operational conditions. The Loads & Criteria team produces structural design loads and criteria as external loads and criteria due per the operational requirements/conditions.
This requires an understanding of fundamental technical principals, theories and concepts with respect to helicopter rotor and airframe applied loads (aerodynamics, dynamics, fluid dynamics, mechanical, etc.) in equilibrium with inertial forces. This also requires an understanding how the loads and criteria are part of the fundamental technical principals, theories and concepts regarding the structural strength of the rotorcraft structural systems (blades, blade control, rotors, rotor drive transmissions, airframe, landing gear, and various mission systems) including aspects of their usage, test validation, certification, and maintenance.
The candidate will be expected to work independently and with oversight on assigned tasks within a team environment. Additional duties include report writing, software design to assist in analyses, customer interface, test support, and interfacing with other disciplines such as Design, Aerodynamics, Mass Properties, Handling Qualities, Structures/Stress (static, usage, fatigue, etc.), Flight Test, Rotorcraft Structural Integrity Programs (RSIP/ASIP), etc.
Basic Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Aeronautical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. Familiarity/Coursework with Structural Analysis, Aerodynamics, Dynamics/Vibration, and Helicopter Flight Controls (Flight Dynamics), Handling Qualities, Equations of Motion, etc.
Exposure and experience with Windows programming, VBA, MATLAB is needed. Desired experience with structural analysis, free body diagrams, and design software such as NASTRAN, PATRAN, CATIA a plus. Familiarity with rotor and airframe load paths, structural stability, and fatigue is desired.
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