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AIRCRAFT INTEGRATED STRUCTURAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT II

Objective

"The safe use of complex engineering structures such as aircrafts can only be guaranteed when efficient means of damage assessment are in place. Whereas the design of civil structures is nowadays based on a damage tolerance approach and time based inspection cycles, it is envisaged that the large cost associated with this approach can be drastically reduced by switching to a condition based maintenance schedule. Structural health monitoring is a technology where integrated sensors are used to enable continuous monitoring of the structural integrity. In the last years there is an increasing interest in structural health monitoring systems for aircraft. Beside the expected enhancement of safety and maintenance performance, also economic aspects play an important role. This regards on the one hand the reduction of unnecessary inspection costs and on the other hand, the possible weight reduction of aircraft part at the designing phase of an aircraft. This project wants to continue the project ""Aircraft Integrated Structural Health Assessment (AISHA) – EU-FP6, priority 4 - STREP project nr. 502907) which was dedicated to the establishment of the basic elements of a health monitoring systems based on ultrasonic Lamb waves. Lamb waves are guided waves propagating in plate-like structures. Experiments on lab-scale and on selected full-scale parts showed the ability of Lamb-waves to give indications of correlations between acoustic parameters and damage in structural parts. The consortium is aware of the fact that a 42-month project is not sufficient to make the final step for a ready-to-use system. Thus, based on the rich experiences obtained in the running AISHA project which will be finished in June 2007, we want propose a new project with an adapted work plan and additional new partners."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 859 097
Administrative Contact
Myriam Witvrouw (Ms.)

Participants (13)

METALOGIC N.V. A.I. TECHNOLOGIES & ENGINEERING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 243 500
Address
Technologielaan 11
3001 Heverlee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christine Buelens (Dr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 592 487
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Renker (Mr.)
CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 293 625
Address
Chemin Du Vieux Chene 59
38240 Meylan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ronan Le Letty (Dr.)
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
France
EU contribution
€ 89 933
Address
L Aeroport
13700 Marignane
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Corinne Menu (Ms.)
RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 264 100
Address
Kalku Iela 1
1658 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vitalijs Pavelko (Prof.)
FUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS AERONAUTICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 359 270
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Alava (Minano), C/ Juan De La Cierva 1
01510 Minano (Alava)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Idurre Sáez De Ocáriz (Dr.)
INSENSOR AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 165 000
Address
Hejreskovvej 18A
3490 Kvistgaard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erling Ringgaard (Dr.)
ASCO INDUSTRIES N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 112 150
Address
Weiveldlaan 2
1930 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stein Janssens (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 420 301
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 467 695
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Grill (Prof.)
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 196 552
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martina Follet (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 52 701
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isasa Ione (Ms.)
Lufthansa Technik Aktiengesellschaft
Germany
EU contribution
€ 17 320
Address
Weg Beim Jaeger 193
22335 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Heer (Mr.)