Granta already supplies NCAMP data to engineering enterprises that use its software, particularly in the aerospace and defense sectors, but the new agreement will deliver more in-depth data to these organizations, as well as securing access to future updates and improving the speed of data delivery. This will allow the companies to compare and analyse the new information alongside in-house data.
NCAMP data can be fully integrated in GRANTA MI not only material property reference data on composites, metals and plastics from a range of other materials data sources, but also with an organization's own proprietary composite data from testing, QA, research and production.
For example, instead of qualifying an entire material system, aircraft manufacturers can pull a system from the NCAMP database, prove equivalency and gain certification more quickly. Material suppliers can work with NCAMP to qualify material systems without having to be linked to an ongoing aircraft certification program.
The composite specification and design values developed using the NCAMP process are accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency per FAA Memorandum AIR100-2010-120-003 and EASA Certification Memorandum CM-S-004. NCAMP stemmed from NASA's 1995 Advanced General Aviation Transport Experiment (AGATE).