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"Non-Destructive EValuation, Inspection and Testing of Primary Aeronautical Composite Structures Using Phase Contrast X-Ray Imaging"

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€1 556 615
EU Contribution
€1 174 085
Project Acronym
EVITA
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Other specified
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-AAT-2012-RTD-1
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

The objective of this proposal is to further focus on the application and appropriate adaptation of Phase Contrast X-ray imaging technology for the Non-Destructive Evaluation and Inspection of primary aeronautical composite structures, both during the manufacturing process and during the repair and re-use of key components.

The introduction of this new methodology is expected to provide the aeronautical industry with a more detailed insight of the internal structure of thin and particularly challenging thick composite structures as well as complex geometry ones such as integrated closed boxes and sandwiches, enabling the prompt detection of micrometer defects deeper in the composite structure, compared to the state-of-the-art technologies.

It is expected that the proposed novel non-destructive technology methodology will help achieve the goals of reduction of aircraft weight through lowering the safety factors, as a detailed and highly reliable knowledge of the internal damage status of primary structural elements will be enabled.

At the same time, it will also help reduce the aircraft development cost because this new technique will be introduced in the inspection and quality control during the manufacturing process.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
The European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Csem Centre Suisse D'electronique Et De Microtechnique Sa - Recherche Et Developpement
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1, 2002 Neuchatel, Switzerland
EU Contribution
€622 835
Partner Organisations
Organisation
The University Of Manchester
Address
OXFORD ROAD, MANCHESTER, M13 9PL, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€104 520
Organisation
Gmi Aero
Address
13 RUE GEORGES AURIC CAP 19, 75019 PARIS, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€184 560
Organisation
National Technical University Of Athens
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 (polytechnic campus), 15780 ZOGRAFOS, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€177 120
Organisation
Dassault Aviation
Address
9, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées - Marcel Dassault, 75008 PARIS, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€85 050

Technologies

Technology Theme
Composite materials
Technology
Composite materials for structural purposes in the aircraft
Development phase
Research/Invention

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