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4 Thick Walled Composite

Innovation Track 4

    The main goal of this innovation track is to monitor and detect the relevant mechanisms to find failures in large maritime infrastructural composite constructions. Therefore, a great deal of knowhow on the mechanical behavior and inspection systems for real life of composites will be gained during this track. Consequently, the generated knowledge can be used as a cross-over for other industries. 

     
Besides this, research will be done to development of potential technologies that will allow the inspection of adhesive bonds and health monitoring of maritime- aerospace- and infrastructural composite structures. 
Damen is participating in innovation track no. 4 as producer and end user of thick walled composites. TU Delft, TiaT and Dutch Terahertz Inspection Services participate as inspection technology providers.

 

Innovation track no. 4 started informally with partners sharing experience and actual panels and at full-speed after the contact was signed in June 2018. The first results of this collaboration will presented in Q1 2019. due to reorganization of WP partners, there is potential; for increased involvement and budget for the WP partners. 

 

Parties involved: TU Delft, DAMEN, TiaT, Dutch Terahertz Inspection Services.
T
imeline: March 2017-2019

  • Status: COMPLETED December 2018

    Determination of relevant damage types in thick composites, to define in detail the problem to be investigated.

  • Status: COMPLETED December 2019

    Assessment of available NDT techniques, to establish state of the art and select NDT techniques for investigation.

  • STATUS: ONGOING

    Development of TFBG (tilted fibre Bragg grating) technology to investigate cure monitoring. Current work is calibration of sensors.

  • STATUS: ONGOING

    Development of optical 3D metrology techniques for damage detection. Current work is preliminary testing.

  • STATUS: ONGOING

    Development and evaluation of representative composite test pieces, to assess the performance of NDT methods.  Next steps are to compare the results from different inspection techniques.

  • STATUS: ONGOING

    Asssesment of regulation and certification of NDt techniques for thick-walled composites. 

  • STATUS: ONGOING

    Assessment and recording inspection and monitoring protocol. Waiting for results from M4.1.