NIAR in the News: Wichita State scientist develops software to replace costly physical tests during bird strikes

A scientist at Wichita State University has developed new virtual tests to analyze how airplanes behave during bird strikes, officials at the university said on Tuesday.

The innovation could save aerospace companies a lot of money over time because virtual testing will reduce the need for some expensive actual tests where they smash cockpit windows and airplane wings, said Gerardo Olivares, who created the software tools and methods.

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