IDEA International prides itself on supporting the successful completion of customer programs with quality work, on time, and to cost. Our success is evidenced by our 100 percent customer return rating. Some of our recent customers include Bucher Aerospace, Goodrich Cargo Systems, Gulfstream Aerospace, Sell GmbH, and Telair International GmbH.

With headquarters in Mukilteo, Washington, USA, IDEA specializes in stress analysis, fatigue and damage tolerance, test support, design, and certification support using a full suite of MSC software, including MD Nastran, Marc, Patran, Dytran, and Adams. We are also ISO 9001 and ITAR registered. Our highly experienced professional engineers are familiar with a wide variety of aircraft and aerospace structures. Our in-house expertise allows our clients to off-load extra work when they are short-staffed, have a program that requires rapid response, are experiencing a work peak, or require specific expertise in a certain area.

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Capability Statements

Detailed Hand Analysis

It is true to say that the greatest strength of any self-proclaimed Stress Analyst is his or her ability to apply the fundamentals in solving or at least gaining a very clear picture as to how that structure performs. Without this fundamental ability, an analyst is a dangerous commodity. At IDEA International, we pay great attention to this basic skill and consider it our primary tool in the world of Structural Analysis.

Finite Element Modeling and Analysis

We take great pride in knowing that we can offer some of the best Finite Element Analysis money can buy. With over 100 years of combined Finite Element experience IDEA is able to tackle some of the most complex of structural idealizations. Furthermore, IDEA is very familiar with metallic and non-metallic idealizations and modelings and is more than capable of conducting all major types of solutions such as linear, non-linear, dynamic, thermal, and others.

Technical Advice and Recommendations

With IDEA's tremendous experience in many specialist areas, including metallic structure, composite structures, vibration analysis, and thermal analysis, we can offer excellent advice from initial project start-up right through to completion.

Certification and DER Support

We can support the issuance of 8100's / 8110's against most structural related items such as Structural Repair Approval, Non-Structural Repair Approval, and Primary and Secondary Structural Modifications. We can offer test witnessing, test planning, and test report generation along with the ability to support most test programs with our immense in-house experience.