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Improved nde concepts for innovative aircraft structures and efficient operational maintenance

Improved nde concepts for innovative aircraft structures and efficient operational maintenance

Objective

A first work package 'Laser Ultrasonic' establishes a platform as basis for technology know-how in Europe. A next task deals with optimisation of LaserUS technique subsystems (higher laser generation efficiency to test thick composite structures, higher detector sensitivity, increased speed). Developments will be validated using the platform. Industrial applications will be developed and tested. The second package addresses improvements of non-contract (Thermography, Shearography, Digital Radiography) and contact techniques like URS and EC. The developments concern new heat loading methods for Thermography, the adaptation of Shearography to rough industrial environment and daylight conditions, a film-less digital radiography system. EC testing will be improved using new sensors and array probes, URS by introduction of new signal processing methods.

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Coordinator

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Address

Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg

Germany

Administrative Contact

Joachim SZODRUCH (Dr)

Participants (24)

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AIRBUS ESPANA SL

Spain

ALENIA AERONAUTICA SPA

Italy

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LTD

United Kingdom

BREMER INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE STRAHLTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CESI - CENTRO ELETTROTECNICO SPERIMENTALE ITALIANO GIACINTO MOTTA SPA

Italy

CONSORZIO RICERCA ENERGIA APPLICAZIONI TECNOLOGICHE ELETTROMAGNETISMO

Italy

CSM MATERIALTEKNIK AB

Sweden

DASSAULT AVIATION S.A.

France

EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

GENERAL ELECTRIC RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

United States

GIE EADS CCR

France

GROUPE D'INTER-T ECONOMIQUE NDT EXPERT

France

HONLET OPTICAL SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

INSTITUT D'OPTIQUE THEORIQUE ET APPLIQUEE

France

MY OPTICAL SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA

Canada

NUTRONIK GMBH

Germany

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

TECNATOM S.A.

Spain

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

United Kingdom

UPPSALA UNIVERSITY

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-2001-00507

  • Start date

    1 September 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 710 869

  • EU contribution

    € 3 742 420

Coordinated by:

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany