Out Now: 3rd SUSTAINair Newsletter

3rd SUSTAINair Newsletter – June 2023

Welcome to the 3rd edition of the SUSTAINair newsletter!

We’re excited to kick off Summer 2023 with an overdue update on recent and upcoming event participation and activities from across the SUSTAINair consortium! In this newsletter, you’ll find some of our latest blog and video content diving into various aspects of circular aviation at the core of our research.

SUSTAINair Updates

SUSTAINair is happy to announce that we’ll be hosting a unique AR experience at the Paris Air Show 2023. Also promoting the project – along with their broad array of other efforts – will be standalone stalls from several members of the consortium… More here
The SUSTAINair consortium gathered at DLR in Köln for our latest CM. Additionally, the consortium took a tour of the ESA’s impressive astronaut training facilities. Stay tuned for more reporting…
WATCH: Miriam Löbbecke at DLR explains her research into bonding of composite materials to RTDS’ Stephen Webb.
On our visit to DLR, we took the time to learn a bit more about just what the Institute of Materials Research in Köln is up to. Watch our latest video clip (above) to find out more, as explained by researcher, Miriam Löbbecke.

Visit to our partners at INOCON & JKU

In rural Upper Austria, nestled next to the train tracks in the quiet town of Attnang-Puchheim, sparks are flying inside a large grey former warehouse. Robotic arms are whirring and computer terminals are buzzing. Futuristic plasma technology is being put to work on our journey to an aviation sector built around circular economy principles.
You can find our full article on our fascinating visit to INOCON on the SUSTAINair blog. Stay tuned for our report on JKU Linz…
Machinery at the INOCON HQ in Upper Austria

New SUSTAINair publication identifies efficient approach for damage detection in aerospace sandwich structures

In a paper published last year in the Journal of Composite Materials, SUSTAINair partner JKU has identified a new, efficient approach for strain-based damage detection in aerospace composite sandwich structures, by introducing a data-smart framework for physics-driven generation of strain data.

In recent years, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) has been increasingly applied to composite sandwich structures, as typically used in aerospace applications. In addition, machine learning approaches are increasingly popular for damage detection, localization and size estimation, due to their advantages in pattern recognition and anomaly detection.

Read more via the SUSTAINair Blog


We Need More Than Just Lightweight Design: Exploring Circular Aviation with NLR

Check out a recent blog post, which finds us in discussion with Ligeia Paletti from the NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Centre, exploring the various challenges and paradoxes along the way on our mission to build a #sustainable and #circular future for #aviation

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