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Fibre Optic Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring of Aircraft Composite Structures: Recent Advances and Applications.

Di Sante R - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: In-service structural health monitoring of composite aircraft structures plays a key role in the assessment of their performance and integrity.However, more effort is still needed to bring the technology to a fully mature readiness level.In this paper, recent research and applications in structural health monitoring of composite aircraft structures using FOS have been critically reviewed, considering both the multi-point and distributed sensing techniques.

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Affiliation: Department of Industrial Engineering-DIN, University of Bologna, Forlì 47121, Italy. raffaella.disante@unibo.it.

ABSTRACT
In-service structural health monitoring of composite aircraft structures plays a key role in the assessment of their performance and integrity. In recent years, Fibre Optic Sensors (FOS) have proved to be a potentially excellent technique for real-time in-situ monitoring of these structures due to their numerous advantages, such as immunity to electromagnetic interference, small size, light weight, durability, and high bandwidth, which allows a great number of sensors to operate in the same system, and the possibility to be integrated within the material. However, more effort is still needed to bring the technology to a fully mature readiness level. In this paper, recent research and applications in structural health monitoring of composite aircraft structures using FOS have been critically reviewed, considering both the multi-point and distributed sensing techniques.

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(a) Use of composite materials in the Boeing 787 and (b) evolution of the use of composites in Airbus aircraft
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Mentions: Today, high percentages of advanced composite materials are integrated into the primary flight structures of aircraft. For example, over 50% of the structural components of the Boeing 787 and Airbus 350 XWB are made of composite materials rather than conventional aluminium alloys. Figure 1 shows where composites are currently deployed in the Boeing 787 and how they have increasingly been replacing other materials in the development of new Airbus aircraft models.


Fibre Optic Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring of Aircraft Composite Structures: Recent Advances and Applications.

Di Sante R - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

(a) Use of composite materials in the Boeing 787 and (b) evolution of the use of composites in Airbus aircraft
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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sensors-15-18666-f001: (a) Use of composite materials in the Boeing 787 and (b) evolution of the use of composites in Airbus aircraft
Mentions: Today, high percentages of advanced composite materials are integrated into the primary flight structures of aircraft. For example, over 50% of the structural components of the Boeing 787 and Airbus 350 XWB are made of composite materials rather than conventional aluminium alloys. Figure 1 shows where composites are currently deployed in the Boeing 787 and how they have increasingly been replacing other materials in the development of new Airbus aircraft models.

Bottom Line: In-service structural health monitoring of composite aircraft structures plays a key role in the assessment of their performance and integrity.However, more effort is still needed to bring the technology to a fully mature readiness level.In this paper, recent research and applications in structural health monitoring of composite aircraft structures using FOS have been critically reviewed, considering both the multi-point and distributed sensing techniques.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Industrial Engineering-DIN, University of Bologna, Forlì 47121, Italy. raffaella.disante@unibo.it.

ABSTRACT
In-service structural health monitoring of composite aircraft structures plays a key role in the assessment of their performance and integrity. In recent years, Fibre Optic Sensors (FOS) have proved to be a potentially excellent technique for real-time in-situ monitoring of these structures due to their numerous advantages, such as immunity to electromagnetic interference, small size, light weight, durability, and high bandwidth, which allows a great number of sensors to operate in the same system, and the possibility to be integrated within the material. However, more effort is still needed to bring the technology to a fully mature readiness level. In this paper, recent research and applications in structural health monitoring of composite aircraft structures using FOS have been critically reviewed, considering both the multi-point and distributed sensing techniques.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus