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Viegas Ochôa De Carvalho, Pedro (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
The successful utilization of guided wave-based structural health monitoring (SHM) for detailed quantitative diagnostic of damage in composite aircraft primary structures depends on the excitation frequency, geometry, and positioning of the piezoelectric transducers. This study proposes a novel methodology to consistently define those parameters...
journal article 2019
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Tapeinos, I. (author), Rajabzadehdizaji, Aydin (author), Zarouchas, D. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Koussios, S. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
In the field of cryogenic storage, the medium inside the pressure vessel is in a liquid state and thus is incompressible. Therefore the storage tank should be designed in a way, that makes the best possible use of the available space within an aircraft. A composite-overwrapped pressure vessel (COPV) based on intersecting spheres (multi-sphere)...
conference paper 2018
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Viegas Ochôa De Carvalho, Pedro (author), Fernandez Villegas, I. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
One of the advantages of thermoplastic composites relative to their thermoset counterparts is the possibility of assembling components through welding. Ultrasonic welding in particular is very promising for industrialization. However, uncertainty in the fatigue and fracture behaviour of composites is still an obstacle to the full utilisation...
journal article 2018
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Ewald, V.A. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
In this paper, we investigated transducer placement strategies for detecting cracks in primary aircraft structures using ultrasonic Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). The approach developed is for an expected damage location based on fracture mechanics, for example fatigue crack growth in a high stress location. To assess the performance of the...
journal article 2018
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Viegas Ochôa De Carvalho, Pedro (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
This paper describes the test campaign of an ultrasonic guided wave (GW) based structural health monitoring system (SHM) deployed on a full-scale stiffened panel of a thermoplastic composite horizontal stabilizer torsion box. The diagnostic capabilities of the SHM system were successfully evaluated by testing barely-visible impact damage of...
conference paper 2018
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Ewald, V.A. (author), Goby, Xavier (author), Jansen, Hidde (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
The near-term artificial intelligence, commonly referred as ‘weak AI’ in the last couple years was achieved thanks to the advances in machine learning (ML), particularly deep learning, which has currently the best in-class performance outperforming other machine learning algorithms. In the deep learning framework, many natural tasks such as...
conference paper 2018
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Viegas Ochôa De Carvalho, Pedro (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Certification is the key step towards the implementation of structural health monitoring (SHM) as part of condition based maintenance programmes of aircraft fleets. That can only be accomplished by demonstration of system performance in multiple scenarios and in a statistically relevant way. This paper describes a fully computational approach...
conference paper 2017
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Anand, C. (author), Shroff, S. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Ultrasonic arrays are used for non-destructive evaluation of structures for aerospace and other applications. With the increase in the usage of fibre-reinforced composites in aerospace structures, this evaluation becomes complex due to the effects of attenuation and reflection from the layer boundaries in composite laminates. Hence there is...
conference paper 2017
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Viegas Ochôa De Carvalho, Pedro (author), Fernandez Villegas, I. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Ultrasonic welding is a very promising technique for joining thermoplastic composite (TpC) components in aircraft primary structures [1, 2]. The potential introduction of new lightweight structures in civil aviation has been driving the change towards condition-based maintenance (CBM) as an alternative to the regular inspection interval approach...
abstract 2016
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Ochoa, P. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Ultrasonic Lamb wave techniques are described as one of the most encouraging developments for structural health monitoring of aerospace composite structures. The reliability of those techniques is highly dependent on the quality of signal processing algorithms capable of extracting useful information out of complex responses. When damage...
conference paper 2015
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Miesen, N. (author), Sinke, J. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
The novelty of the research is the detection of different types of flaws in the prepreg carbon fibre-reinforced fibres (CFRP) layup compared to in cured products. This paper presents the development of a new method for in situ detection of prepreg CFRP production flaws combining laser displacement sensors and analytical modelling. Experimental...
journal article 2015
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Liu, P. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Optical coherence elastography (OCE) has been applied to the study of microscopic deformation in biological tissue under compressive stress for more than a decade. In this paper, OCE has been extended for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, to deformation measurement in a glass fiber composite in the field of nondestructive testing. A...
journal article 2014
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Liu, P. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Based on a customized time-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) system, a series of signal processing approaches have been designed and reviewed. To improve demodulation accuracy and image quality, demodulation approaches such as median filter, Hilbert transform, and envelope detector were investigated with simulated as well as experimental...
journal article 2013
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Miesen, N. (author), Mizutani, Y. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Sinke, J. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
This paper demonstrates that existing Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) techniques have potential during the production phase in addition to their application for maintenance and for in-flight monitoring. Flaws occur during composite fabrication in industry, due to an imperfect process control and human errors. This decreases production...
conference paper 2011
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