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

Objective

There is an innovative need for more efficient and reliable damage inspection, reducing time and cost of aircraft infrastructures, as well as maintenance-especially C and D Checks- without compromising the safety of passengers and goods transported. The CompInnova project is focused upon the development of an innovative inspection methodology, with automated and manual capabilities, for any type of composite and metallic aircraft structures. The novel structural integrity approach is comprised by three parts: a qualified Phased Array (PA) and Infrared Thermography (IRT) method attached to a mobile Vortex robot, a Damage Tolerance (DT) structural integrity assessment technique processed on a computer and an innovative repair system.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2014-2015-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 628 113

Participants (5)

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 628 075,79
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 512 625
Address
Panepistemioypole Panepistemio Ioanninon
45110 Ioannina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 532 513,03
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EXIS INNOVATION LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 63 700,24
Address
Unit 1 The Cam Centre Wilbury Way
SG4 0TW Hitchin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Optimal Structural Solutions Lda
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 130 835,94
Address
Rua De S. Francisco - Parque Doroana - Arm Ce 786
2645-019 Alcabideche
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)