CORDIS
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CORDIS

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Early detection and progress monitoring and prediction of corrosion in aeronautic Al alloys through calibrated Ultrasonic CorROSion Sensors application

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 864905

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 495 633,75

  • EU contribution

    € 1 495 633,75

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain

Project description

English EN

Early corrosion detection of aluminium aircraft components

Aluminium alloys are used extensively in aircraft due to their high strength-to-weight ratio. A main drawback is that their microstructure is sensitive to corrosion, which generates pits for example. Although corrosion damage can be detected by non-destructive testing methods, such methods are limited in their ability to identify corrosion initiation and the mechanism behind the defect. As a result, corrective actions are only undertaken when corrosion becomes evident (cracks or loss of thickness). The EU-funded U-CROSS project is working on an ultrasonic sensor that combines both active and passive elements for early detection of localised corrosion and for monitoring corrosion propagation over time. The new sensor will greatly aid the aircraft industry in preventing critical damage to aircraft components.

Coordinator

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Address

Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 397 000

Participants (4)

COMMUNAUTE D' UNIVERSITES ET ETABLISSEMENTS UNIVERSITE BOURGOGNE - FRANCHE - COMTE

France

EU Contribution

€ 297 542,50

TITIANA ENSAYOS PROYECTOS INDUSTRIALES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 201 656,25

MISTRAS GROUP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 366 500

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON

France

EU Contribution

€ 232 935

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 864905

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 495 633,75

  • EU contribution

    € 1 495 633,75

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain