Work Item
ASTM WK69159

New Practice for Aircraft Finite Element Model Verification and Validation

1. Scope

The scope of the Committee shall be the development and maintenance of standards and guidance materials intended to be acceptable means of compliance for general aviation aircraft rules and regulations around the world. The committee shall address the full spectrum of general aviation aircraft.
The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM committees and organizations having mutual interest.


FEM, FEA, Finite Element Modeling, Validation, Verification


There are currently no standards which exist that cover the acceptable methods for performing aircraft finite element model verification and validation. FAA has published some draft guidance and some training, but nothing is published which can be used by applicants for certification projects. The users are structural engineers in the aircraft industry. Once accepted by the FAA, they will use it to show compliance with the code of federal regulations to certify their products.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F44.30

Committee: F44

Staff Manager: Joe Koury

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 07-16-2019

Technical Contact: Thomas Christy

Item: 002

Ballot: F44.30 (21-02)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution