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Damage assessment in smart composite structures: the DAMASCOS program
Author(s): S. Gareth Pierce; Fengzhong Dong; Kathryn Atherton; Brian Culshaw; Keith Worden; Graeme Manson; Thomas Monnier; Philippe Guy; Jean-Claude Baboux; J. Assad; Emmanuel Moulin; Sebastien Grondel; Christophe Delebarre; V. Agostini; Pier Paolo Delsanto; I. Genesio; E. Mino; Christian Boller
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Paper Abstract

The DAMASCOS (DAMage Assessment in Smart COmposite Structures) project is a European Union funded program of work bringing together a number of academic and industrial partners throughout Europe. The aim of Damascos is to apply new ultrasonic detection and generation techniques integrated within the structure, together with advanced signal processing to realize damage assessment and ageing characterization in composite structures. This paper describes the background, experimental findings and future applications of the technology as the project moves into its final phase.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4327, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (16 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.436534
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S. Gareth Pierce, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Fengzhong Dong, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Kathryn Atherton, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Brian Culshaw, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Keith Worden, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Graeme Manson, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Thomas Monnier, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Lyon (France)
Philippe Guy, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Lyon (France)
Jean-Claude Baboux, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Lyon (France)
J. Assad, Univ. de Valenciennes (France)
Emmanuel Moulin, Univ. de Valenciennes (France)
Sebastien Grondel, Univ. de Valenciennes (France)
Christophe Delebarre, Univ. de Valenciennes (France)
V. Agostini, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Pier Paolo Delsanto, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
I. Genesio, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
E. Mino, FIAT (Italy)
Christian Boller, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. N.V. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4327:
Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
L. Porter Davis, Editor(s)

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