5 Field & Onsite Repair of Composite Structures

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5 Field & Onsite Repair of Composite Structures

Innovation Track 5

  The purpose of this project is to develop automated repair techniques for repair of composite structures. Automation of the whole repair chain will be investigated from automated milling and application of the repair patch. Algorithms will be developed to combine NDI inspection data (data fusion) of the damaged area. part of the project will be the investigation of adhesives, preparation methods and determination of milling parameters for composite materials. Research is done on the adhesive bonding of printed Ti repair patches.The developed methods and repair processes will be demonstrated on a representative panel. 


Parties involved: NLR< Fokker, TiaT, SPECTO Aerospace, TU DElft (currently there’s a postdoc dedicated to this track). 

 

    Timeline: 1st of November 2014 – April 2019