Periodic Reporting for period 3 - NEWCORT (Novel Processes and Equipment in Composite Repair Technology)
Período documentado: 2019-01-01 hasta 2019-12-31
• Design of range of GMI heating blankets adapted to most frequent internal structural configuration specificities,
• Sensing mats with embedded thermocouples and dielectric sensors, for resin curing progress and viscosity monitoring,
• New power supply and control logic of heating consoles for optimized performance and for “driving” the novel heating blankets and sensing mats,
• Introduction of the CONDUCTOR* blanket logic (i.e. consumable heating blankets) to target repair configurations.
• Development of Quick Composite Repair (QCR) kits for most frequent aircraft repair cases.
In addition, “Composite Repair Associated Procedures”, namely material removaland NDT, will be similarly addressed:
• For material removal, main developments include process optimization.
• Optimization of existing U/S NDT application procedures will be studied, together with the development of repair specific calibration specimens.
• Determination of all parameters and constraints related to the operation of equipment, software and procedures and preliminary analysis and design of the novel equipment.
• Definition of the demonstration cases and the exact validation plan for the project technologies.
• Technical work for the development of innovative solutions contained in WP2-WP3, as described in detail within the corresponding Tasks.
The following activities have been performed during the 2nd Reporting Period:
• As within D1.2 ""Preliminary Analysis and Design of Equipment"" it was identified that certain Tasks in WP2 and WP3 were not necessary any more in the context of ITD AIRFRAME WP B-3.3.2 it was agreed that Tasks 2.4 3.1 3.3 and 3.4 should be cancelled. An Amendment has been prepared and approved on 20 December 2017.
• Within Task 1.3 the basic elements of a testing and validation campaign of developed equipment and methodologies were defined, in order to confirm that all critical parameters concerning the performance of the equipment will be covered, proving their compliance to the specification requirements.
• Technical work for the development of innovative solutions contained in WP2-WP3 has been promoted and concluded in most cases, as described in detail within the corresponding Tasks.
The following activities have been performed during NEWCORT 3rd Reporting Period:
• All Composite Repair Heating and Polymerization Process Monitoring Tasks have been concluded within WP2, mainly including finalization of design of range of heating blankets, development of heating mats, upgrading of multi-zone heating consoles, CONDUCTOR cuttable blankets and QCR kits.
• In a similar manner, within WP3 the analysis of stepping simplification was finalized, while proposed NDT application procedures and associated QC techniques have been optimized.
• WP4 included the demonstration of developed equipment and processes’ performance towards the Topic Manager. Design feedback has been produced, as required, and the developed equipment have been upgraded and re-tested accordingly.
• A validation phase of novel equipment and processes has followed within WP5, which also included the preparation of the corresponding equipment manuals.
• NEWCORT partners have participated in several exhibitions, in order to disseminate its technical achievements. In addition, a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) seminar has been in organized just before Le Bourget Air Show in Paris, to promote, among other composite repair related scientific Topics, NEWCORT developments towards the aeronautical community (see https://easn-tis.com/cpd )."