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imProved reliabIlity inspeCtion of Aeronautic structure through Simulation Supported POD

imProved reliabIlity inspeCtion of Aeronautic structure through Simulation Supported POD

Objective

With aging engines and the increase of air traffic in the next 20 years, a central challenge in the aeronautical industry will concern the increase of the efficiency of maintenance which still represents around 20% of an operator’s indirect operating costs. This challenge is particularly important for metallic parts within the engine aircraft industry, because of the criticity of rotative components and the high temperature environment. Maintenance is directly related to the concept of Probability of Detection (POD) curves which are obtained by expensive experimental campaigns. Within the PICASSO project, we propose to evaluate the concept of using Non Destructive Testing low cost simulations to obtain Probability of Detection (POD) curves. The aim of PICASSO is therefore to build a new and original way to get simulation supported POD curves and to establish basis and recommendations for a future European standard for Qualification and Reliability of inspection for aircraft industry. The main economic impacts will be to ensure savings in costs concerning aircraft maintenance and engine development, improvements of time maintenance and elimination of unscheduled maintenance.
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Coordinator

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES

Address

Bvd Du General Martial Valin 2
75015 Paris

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 548 584

Administrative Contact

Patrick Houel (Dr.)

Participants (13)

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BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 444 660

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 759 020

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 443 073

AIRBUS GROUP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 304 333

RUAG SPACE GERMANY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 258 725

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 422 200

MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 279 125

PHI-MECA ENGINEERING

France

EU Contribution

€ 317 995

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 157 300

TECHNIC CONTROL

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 226 467

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 154 355

TWI LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 377 380

GKN AEROSPACE SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 264 252

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 234117

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2009

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 462 969

  • EU contribution

    € 4 957 469

Coordinated by:

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES

France

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