Special Issue "Damage Detection Systems for Aerospace Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: acoustic emission; aerospace structures
The aerospace industry is aiming for a cleaner means of transport. One way to achieve this is by making transportation lighter, thus directly improving fuel efficiency and reducing environmental impact. A further aim of the industry is to reduce maintenance time in order to reduce operating costs, which can result in a reduction of air transport cost, benefitting both passenger and freight services. Current developments to support these aims include using advanced materials, with the current generation of aerospace structures being 50% composite materials. These materials offer a weight reduction whilst maintaining adequate stiffness; however, their damage mechanics is very complex and less deterministic than that of metals. This results in an overall reduced benefit. Structures are manufactured to be thicker using additional material in order to accommodate unknown or unpredictable failure modes, which cannot be easily detected during maintenance. A way to overcome these issues is the adoption of a structural health monitoring (SHM) inspection system utilizing energy harvesting and a wireless sensor network. Such systems obtain information about the status of a structure in real time, which can feed back into an asset management framework, to determine maintenance schedules and allow for lighter structures to be designed whilst increasing safety. This Special Issue aims to collate the latest advancements in this key active research area.
Dr. Rhys Pullin
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- damage detection
- energy harvesting
- wireless communication
- data management