MAINTENANCE: DIAGNOSTICS, REPAIR, PROGNOSIS
Main objective is to develop a real time and onboard damage diagnosis system (also known as Structural Health Monitoring – SHM) for next generation condition-based maintenance of hybrid structural joints.
This will be achieved by:
- Development of representative structural models validated by mechanical testing
- Development and structural integration of novel sensors for SHM applications
- Evaluation, selection and development of SHM methods for damage diagnostics
- Experimental validation of SHM methods
The outcomes should provide strategies for SHM and repair of metal-to-metal, metal-to-composite and (thermoplastic) composite-to-composite material combinations to enhance cost-competitive joints in line with circular economy concepts.