Project Announcement: Inspection and Fractographic Analysis to Develop a Digital Twin for B1 Aircraft – Phase II

The U.S. Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phased initiative to evaluate the benefits of using a digital twin within the B-1 environment. It will provide the military with “non-proprietary government-owned” models and methods that can be used to evaluate damage or changes to the aircraft usage in order to repair, modify the design, modify structural inspection intervals or even re-evaluate the design life of the asset. Phase II will apply the lessons learned from Phase I incorporating them into the horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fuselage, nacelle and flaps of the aircraft.

To learn more about this project contact, Jon Riley, at or call 734-995-0556. We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).