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An Advanced Methodology for the Inspection and Quantification of Damage on Aerospace Composites and Metals using an Innovative Approach

Deliverables

Research Data management plan

Research Data management plan

Modeling and control of the locomotion components

Evaluation of modeling and control efficiency of the locomotion performance in the small-scale robot via simulation and experimental studies.

Report - literature review of Materials and NDT techniques for aerospace applications

Report - literature review of Materials and NDT techniques for aerospace applications

Selection methodology of operators involved in the field tests

Selection methodology of operators involved in the field tests

Health and safety-, data management- and personal data- /procedure

Health and safety-, data management- and personal data- /procedure

Development and preliminary evaluation of the small-scale vortex robot platform

Incorporation of the VAS setup in a locomotive structural prototype Preliminary evaluation of the smallscale vortex robot performance and overall specifications

Report on mechanical behaviour of metallic and composite materials

Report on mechanical behaviour of metallic and composite materials

Economic analysis of the technology, in comparison with traditional processes

Technical and economic analysis to identify the advantages and shortcomings of the technology as well as new business opportunities and solutions to present to the clients.

Development and analysis of the vortex actuation system

The design and development stages of the VAS Experimental results regarding the actuators efficiency and the effect of variable design properties of its components

Plan for Dissemination and Exploitation: 1st Report

Plan for Dissemination and Exploitation

Templates of project related information sheets and consent forms-procedures

Templates of project related information sheets and consent forms-procedures

Final assembly and evaluation of the multiple robot solution

Final assembly tasks on the VRP and MRP, including integration of additional components, structural modifications and improvements. The experimental trails involving the operation of the VRP and MRP under surfaces of different curvatures and variable orientations, for evaluating their structural efficiency and control performance.

Modeling and control of the vortex actuation system

Evaluation of modeling and control efficiency in the VAS system via simulation and experimental studies.

Data Management Plan - Update

Data management plan update at the end of the project, including the list of publications and data generated by the project and their respective repositories, as per art. 29 of the GA.

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Publications

Investigation of a pulsed laser ablation process for bonded repair purposes of CFRP composites via peel testing and a design-of-experiments approach

Author(s): T.H. Loutas, G. Sotiriadis, E. Tsonos, S. Psarras, V. Kostopoulos
Published in: International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 95, 2019, Page(s) 102407, ISSN 0143-7496
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2019.102407

A Novel Infrared Thermography Sensing Approach for Rapid, Quantitative Assessment of Damage in Aircraft Composites

Author(s): Spyridoula Farmaki, Dimitrios A. Exarchos, Ilias K. Tragazikis, Theodore E. Matikas, Konstantinos G. Dassios
Published in: Sensors, 20/15, 2020, Page(s) 4113, ISSN 1424-8220
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/s20154113

Improving Depth Resolution of Ultrasonic Phased Array Imaging to Inspect Aerospace Composite Structures

Author(s): Reza Mohammadkhani, Luca Zanotti Fragonara, Janardhan Padiyar M., Ivan Petrunin, João Raposo, Antonios Tsourdos, Iain Gray
Published in: Sensors, 20/2, 2020, Page(s) 559, ISSN 1424-8220
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/s20020559

Challenges for On-Site Automated Ultrasonic Phased Array Inspection of Composite Aircraft

Author(s): M. Janardhan Padiyara, Reza Mohammadkhania, Luca Zanotti Fragonara, Ivan Petrunin, Joao Raposo, Antonios Tsourdos, Iain Gray
Published in: SSRN Electronic Journal, 2020, ISSN 1556-5068
Publisher: SSRN
DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3718011

Investigating the Effect of Stepped Scarf Repair Ratio in Repaired CFRP Laminates under Compressive Loading

Author(s): Spyridon Psarras, Theodoros Loutas, Magdalini Papanaoum, Orestis Konstantinos Triantopoulos, Vasilis Kostopoulos
Published in: Journal of Composites Science, 4/4, 2020, Page(s) 153, ISSN 2504-477X
Publisher: MDPI - Jornal of Composites Science
DOI: 10.3390/jcs4040153

Autonomous Inspection and Repair of Aircraft Composite Structures

Author(s): V. Kostopoulos, S. Psarras, T. Loutas, G. Sotiriadis, I. Gray, M.J. Padiyar, I. Petrunin, J. Raposo, L. Zanotti Fragonara, V. Tzitzilonis, K. Dassios, D. Exarchos, G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos
Published in: IFAC-PapersOnLine, 51/30, 2018, Page(s) 554-557, ISSN 2405-8963
Publisher: IFAC - International Federation of Automatic Control
DOI: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2018.11.267

Vortex Actuation via Electric Ducted Fans: an Experimental Study

Author(s): George Andrikopoulos, George Nikolakopoulos
Published in: Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 2018, ISSN 0921-0296
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
DOI: 10.1007/s10846-018-0925-2

A statistical optimization of a green laser-assisted ablation process towards automatic bonded repairs of CFRP composites

Author(s): Theodoros H. Loutas, George Sotiriadis, Dimitris Bonas, Vassilis Kostopoulos
Published in: Polymer Composites, 2018, ISSN 0272-8397
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1002/pc.25153

Evaluating experimentally and numerically different scarf-repair methodologies of composite structures

Author(s): S. Psarras, T. Loutas, G. Galanopoulos, G. Karamadoukis, G. Sotiriadis, V. Kostopoulos
Published in: International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 97, 2020, Page(s) 102495, ISSN 0143-7496
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2019.102495

Development of a new methodology for thermal image reconstruction

Author(s): T. Z. Kordatou, D. A. Exarchos, E. Z. Kordatos, T. E. Matikas
Published in: Proceedings Volume 11004, Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XLI, 2019
Publisher: SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing
DOI: 10.1117/12.2518615

On Model-based Adhesion Control of a Vortex Climbing Robot

Author(s): George Andrikopoulos, Andreas Papadimitriou, Angelica Brusell, George Nikolakopoulos
Published in: 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2019, Page(s) 1460-1465, ISBN 978-1-7281-4004-9
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/iros40897.2019.8968069

Experimental Evaluation of an Explicit Model Predictive Controller for an Adhesion Vortex Actuated Climbing Robot

Author(s): Andreas Papadimitriou, George Andrikopoulos, George Nikolakopoulos
Published in: 2020 American Control Conference (ACC), 2020, Page(s) 2137-2142, ISBN 978-1-5386-8266-1
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.23919/acc45564.2020.9147658

Vortex Robot Platform for Autonomous Inspection: Modeling and Simulation

Author(s): Angelica Brusell, Georgios Andrikopoulos, George Nikolakopoulos
Published in: IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2019, Page(s) 756-762, ISBN 978-1-7281-4878-6
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/iecon.2019.8926997

On Adhesion Modeling and Control of a Vortex Actuator for Climbing Robots

Author(s): Andreas Papadimitriou, Georgios Andrikopoulos, Angelica Brusell, George Nikolakopoulos
Published in: 2019 IEEE 17th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN), 2019, Page(s) 571-576, ISBN 978-1-7281-2927-3
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/indin41052.2019.8972244

On Path Following Evaluation for a Tethered Climbing Robot

Author(s): Andreas Papadimitriou, George Andrikopoulos, George Nikolakopoulos
Published in: IECON 2020 The 46th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2020, Page(s) 656-661, ISBN 978-1-7281-5414-5
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/iecon43393.2020.9254396

Ultrasonic Phased Array Imaging Technology for the Inspection of Aerospace Composite Structures

Author(s): Reza Mohammadkhani, Luca Zanotti Fragonara, Padiyar M. Janardhan, Ivan Petrunin, Antonios Tsourdos, Iain Gray
Published in: 2019 IEEE 5th International Workshop on Metrology for AeroSpace (MetroAeroSpace), 2019, Page(s) 203-208, ISBN 978-1-7281-1344-9
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/metroaerospace.2019.8869635

A survey on pneumatic wall-climbing robots for inspection

Author(s): Angelica Brusell, George Andrikopoulos, George Nikolakopoulos
Published in: 2016 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), 2016, Page(s) 220-225, ISBN 978-1-4673-8345-5
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/MED.2016.7535885

Design, Development and Experimental Evaluation of a Vortex Actuation System

Author(s): Georgios Andrikopoulos, George Nikolakopoulos
Published in: 2018 14th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA), 2018, Page(s) 1-6, ISBN 978-1-5386-4643-4
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/mesa.2018.8449151

Novel considerations on the negative pressure adhesion of electric ducted fans: An experimental study

Author(s): Angelica Brusell, George Andrikopoulos, George Nikolakopoulos
Published in: 2017 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), 2017, Page(s) 1404-1409, ISBN 978-1-5090-4533-4
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/med.2017.7984315

Design, Development and Experimental Evaluation of a Thrust Vectoring Vortex Climbing Robot

Author(s): Andreas Papadimitriou, George Andrikopoulos, George Nikolakopoulos
Published in: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), 2018, Page(s) 1341-1346, ISBN 978-1-7281-0377-8
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/robio.2018.8665069

A Novel Approach for the Autonomous Inspection and Repair of Aircraft Composite Structures

Author(s): Iain Gray, Janardhan Padiyar, Ivan Petrunin, Joao Raposo, Luca Zanotti Fragonara, Vassilis Kostopoulos, Theodoros Loutas, Spyridon Psarras, George Sotiriadis, Vasilis Tzitzilonis, Konstantinos Dassios, Dimitrios Exarchos, Georgios Andrikopoulos, George Nikolakopoulos
Published in: ECCM18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, 2018
Publisher: European Conference on Composite Materials

Optimizing Composite Repair Technics

Author(s): S. Psarras, G. Sotiriadis, T. Loutas, V. Kostopoulos
Published in: ECCM18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, 2018
Publisher: European Conference on Composite Materials

Statistical Optimization of Composite Materials Laser Assisted Ablation Process for Bonded Repair Purposes

Author(s): T.H. Loutas, D. Bonas, G. Sotiriadis, S. Psarras, V. Kostopoulos
Published in: ECCM18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, 2018
Publisher: European Conference on Composite Materials

Development of a nondestructive methodology based on near infrared imaging for the characterization of damage in transparent and semi-transparent aircraft components

Author(s): Dimitrios A. Exarchos, Konstantinos G. Dassios, Theodore E. Matikas
Published in: Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems IV, Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10601, id. 106010Q 7 pp. (2018) ISBN: 9781510616981, 2018, Page(s) 25, ISBN 9781-510616998
Publisher: SPIE
DOI: 10.1117/12.2300172

Novel infrared thermography approach for rapid assessment of damage in aerospace structures

Author(s): Dimitrios A. Exarchos, Konstantinos G. Dassios, Theodore E. Matikas
Published in: Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems IV, Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10601, id. 106010P 7 pp. (2018) ISBN: 9781510616981, 2018, Page(s) 24, ISBN 9781-510616998
Publisher: SPIE
DOI: 10.1117/12.2300171

Development and Control of a Differential Wall Climbing Robot based on Vortex Adhesion

Author(s): Andreas Papadimitriou, George Andrikopoulos, George Nikolakopoulos
Published in: 2019 18th European Control Conference (ECC), 2019, Page(s) 1610-1615, ISBN 978-3-907144-00-8
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.23919/ecc.2019.8796154

Automated laser-based bonded repairs of aeronautic composites

Author(s): Theodoros Loutas; G. Sotiriadis; Spyridon Psarras; Vassilis Kostopoulos
Published in: 12th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology, 2019
Publisher: 12th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology