The safe use of complex engineering structures such as aircrafts can only be guaranteed when efficient means of damage assessment are in place. Whereas aircraft design is nowadays based on a damage tolerance approach and time based inspection cycles, it is envisaged that the large cost associated with this approach can be drastically reduced by switching to a condition based maintenance schedule. This does require continuous health monitoring capabilities using integrated sensing technology and autonomous damage assessment.
|Effective start/end date||1/05/08 → 31/10/11|
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