25th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 3 - 8 September 2006, Hamburg, Germany
Paper ICAS 2006-P3.11
PROGRESS ON AIRCRAFT INTEGRATED SAFETY HEALTH ASSESSMENT (AISHA)
H. Pfeiffer, F. Fransens*, W. Hillger**, U. Pfeiffer**, M. Wevers*, C. Buelens
Metalogic nv, Belgium; *K. U. Leuven, Belgium; **DLR, Germany
Keywords: Structural health monitoring, ultrasonic, Lamb wave, maintenance, sensor network
The safe use of complex engineering structures such as aircrafts can only be guaranteed when efficient damage assessment is available. This paper reports results of the European project AISHA aiming at aircraft health monitoring technology by exploring the capabilities of ultrasonic Lamb waves as the basic sensing principle.
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