LAPCAD Engineering was founded in 1988, and incorporated in the State of California in 1997. Its mission is to provide the best possible structural analysis and structural design capabilities to the aerospace, marine, mechanical and medical sectors.

Supported programs include Drones for Teledyne Ryan, the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft for Northrup Grumman, the Vantage single engine business jet for Visionaire, the twin engine Safire business jet for Safire Aircraft, the landing gears for the Roton space craft for Rotary Rocket, life extension of the C-2 aircraft for the US Navy, helicopter doors for M7 Aerospace, 727 and 747 cargo conversions for Wagner Aeronautical, drones for AeroMech Engineering, A320 cargo door for Pacavi.

Capabilities include:

Structural Design

  • Load Path
  • Joints
  • Clearance Under Load
  • Optimization
  • Trade Studies
  • Prototype

Structural Analysis

  • Static & Fatigue
  • Composites
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • Pre-processing
  • Post-processing
  • Graphical Presentation
  • Static
  • Frequency
  • Forced Vibration
  • Transient Response
  • Frequency Response
  • Conversions
  • Excel
  • MathCAD
  • Longhand/Classical Analysis


  • Powerpoint Chart Packages
  • Word Format
  • Adobe PDF