The OUT95 is an oven cured, vacuum consolidated monocoque
The construction is almost entirely Advanced Composites Group VTM
Series UD carbon prepreg with VTA film adhesive over nomex core.
Local woven and biax materials are used to either limit damage or
increase damage tolerance.
Out + Out Solutions used both FEA and classical methods to analyse the
loads within the
structure to optimise the engineering of the composite parts.
Through the EU SAFECOMP Programme extensive impact test program was
carried out with the University of Portsmouth allowing the optimisation
of sandwich components to provide a longevity unusual in such a
lightweight structure. Classification of material combinations was
through their performance after impact, damage tolerance threshold
(onset damage), and penetration resistance.
We used destructive testing to verify the engineering and construction
of components, composite rigging fittings were tensile tested by the
University of Portsmouth and found to fail within 5% of calculated