Press Release

31
Oct

M4 renews commitment to California Academy of Math and Science (CAMS) through continued support of its VEX Robotics Club

Long Beach, CA, 10/31/18 – M4 Engineering Inc., a leading Aerospace Engineering firm in the field of conceptual aircraft design, analysis and development is proud to announce its renewed commitment to California Academy of Math and Science (CAMS) and the talented 70+ students of the Vex Robotics Club. The Vex Robotics program is a highly competitive international competition that challenges students to design and build multi-faceted locomotive robots that compete in a range of physical tasks for points.

28
Sep

NASA awards M4 Engineering Inc. Phase III SBIR Contract for continued development of Physics-Based Weight Prediction software

Long Beach, CA, 9/28/18– M4 Engineering Inc., a leading Aerospace Engineering firm in the field of conceptual aircraft design, analysis and development received a $518,789 grant on August, 24th 2018. The contract was issued by NASA for the purpose of continued development of Physics-Based Weight Prediction software, M4 Structures Studio (formerly PBWeight). The goal of the project is to extend the M4 Structures Studio (M4SS) software to support rotorcraft and eVTOL features and applications. Funding was allocated to pursue the following ...

09
Jan

M4 Engineering Showcases New Wind Tunnel Data Correction And Processing Software At SciTech 2014

LONG BEACH, CA (January 9, 2014) M4 Engineering, which combines state-of-the-art software development with expertise in multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization (MDAO), will announce its new Wind Tunnel Data Correction and Processing Software (WT-DCRPT ) at SciTech 2014 - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition in Maryland, January 13 – 17, 2014. SciTech is produced by The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. M4 Engineering has ...

29
May

M4 Selected for Two SBIR Phase I Awards

M4 Engineering has been selected by the DoD SBIR program for two Phase I awards.  The topics are: AF131-005 Innovative Propeller Multi-Point Multi-Disciplinary Optimization This proposal effort seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of developing and integrating a set of analysis modules into a multidisciplinary analysis and optimization (MDAO) process in order to enhance propeller design and efficiency across a range of multi-point flight conditions.  Emphasis will be placed on defining the interdisciplinary interactions and corresponding effects on overall propeller ...

28
Mar

M4 to Attend AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference

M4 Engineering will be attending the 54th annual AIAA Aersospace Design and Structures Event, April 8 - 11 in Boston, Massachusetts. Attending the 3 day event will be M4 team members, Kevin Roughen, Ph.D., Tyler Winter, and Jim Gariffo. This established annual conference is a widely acknowledged event that provides a unique forum dedicated to the latest developments in the collective disciplines of structures, structural dynamics, materials, design engineering, and survivability. This year’s presentations will address integration of fundamentals of materials ...

27
Mar

M4 Awarded Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Phase I STTR for Uncertainty Quantification in Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Modeling and Simulation

M4 Engineering has been awarded Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Phase I STTR for Uncertainty Quantification in Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Modeling and Simulation. About M4 Engineering Founded in 2001, M4 Engineering is a collective of aerospace and structural engineers who provide crisis and preventive engineering analysis, research and development consultation. As we like to say, we’re the engineers to call before it breaks. We combine state-of-the-art software development with expertise in multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization (MDAO). Together, we are able to save ...

15
Aug

M4 Awarded Navy Phase I STTR for Bonded Joint Analysis

M4 Engineering has been awarded Navy Phase I STTR for Bonded Joint Analysis. M4 Engineering, Inc., and Sandia National Laboratories propose to create a unique bonded joint analysis and design software tool. Surrogate traction-separation models will be created that efficiently capture the behavior that occurs for real bonded joints. Mixed mode loading, including compressive normal tractions and relative displacements, will be captured and used in an extended cohesive zone element to be developed and implemented in ABAQUS using its user subroutine ...

13
Aug

M4’s Dr. Kevin Roughen to Teach Structural Dynamics Course at UCLA

M4 Engineering is please to announce that our Vice President of Engineering, Kevin Roughen, Ph.D., has been invited to teach a course on structural Dynamics at UCLA. About M4 Engineering Founded in 2001, M4 Engineering is a collective of aerospace and structural engineers who provide crisis and preventive engineering analysis, research and development consultation. As we like to say, we’re the engineers to call before it breaks. We combine state-of-the-art software development with expertise in multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization (MDAO). Together, we ...

29
Jun

M4 Awarded Phase II SBIR Contract for Unsteady Aerodynamic Loads Measurement

M4 Engineering has been awarded Phase II funding for research in the field of measurement of unsteady aerodynamic loads. M4 Engineering proposes to develop a method for accurately measuring unsteady aerodynamic loads on stores. Work to date has included characterization of the significant challenges currently impeding dynamic load measurement. M4 Engineering has demonstrated a prototype unsteady load measurement system that determined applied loads based on measurements taken from the end of a flexible sting. The proposed effort will develop this technology ...

10
Nov

M4 Awarded Phase I SBIR Contract for Wind Tunnel Balance Correction for Structural Motion Effects

M4 Engineering has been awarded Phase I funding for research in the field of correcting wind tunnel balances for structural motion effects. M4 Engineering proposes to develop a method for accurately correcting wind tunnel force measurements by removing the inertial component of load. This effort will effectively utilize novel sensors to determine inertial loads due to excitation of multiple structural dynamic modes resulting from a broadband loading environment. This work will include demonstration of the proposed technology on a hardware prototype ...