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"Non-Destructive EValuation, Inspection and Testing of Primary Aeronautical Composite Structures Using Phase Contrast X-Ray Imaging"

Objective

"The objective of this proposal is to further focus on the application and appropriate adaptation of Phase Contrast X-ray imaging technology for the Non-Destructive Evaluation and Inspection of primary aeronautical composite structures, both during the manufacturing process and during the repair and re-use of key components. The introduction of this new methodology is expected to provide the aeronautical industry with a more detailed insight of the internal structure of thin and particularly challenging thick composite structures as well as complex geometry ones such as integrated closed boxes and sandwiches, enabling the prompt detection of micrometer defects deeper in the composite structure, compared to the state-of-the-art technologies. It is expected that the proposed novel non-destructive technology methodology will help achieve the goals of reduction of aircraft weight through lowering the safety factors, as a detailed and highly reliable knowledge of the internal damage status of primary structural elements will be enabled. At the same time, it will also help reduce the aircraft development cost because this new technique will be introduced in the inspection and quality control during the manufacturing process."

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2012-RTD-1
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Coordinator

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 622 835
Administrative Contact
Alex Mohrdiek (Mr.)

Participants (4)

GMI AERO
France
EU contribution
€ 184 560
Address
13 Rue Georges Auric Cap 19
75019 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Chemama (Mr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 177 120
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 85 050
Address
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claire Lallemand (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 104 520
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)