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.