TACR: Damage detection
We are investigators of the project SIGMA with the name “Integration of the SHM to system for ensurance of the continued airworthiness of a small transport aircraft” funded by The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. The principle investigator is Honeywell International. The consortium of investigators further includes Aircraft Industries, MESIT holding, and VZLU (AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND TEST ESTABLISHMENT). The project runs in the period 2013-2016. We are equipped with 727 thousands CZK a year. We aim at developing a software for identification of material failures on the surface of an aircraft using a pulse ultrasonic waves. The software will comprise”
- modelling of piezoelectricity of actuators and sensors of the ultrasonic waves,
- modelling of Lame equations of elasticity of thin-wall structures,
- modelling of an interaction of the ultrasonic waves with the geometry and material failures.