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Sensorised structures overview
INASCO is actively involved in the development of advanced composite structures with embedded sensing capabilities for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) applications. The use of reliable integrated sensors schemes permits the realization of continuous full monitoring of the composite aerospace structures and facilitates the introduction of low - weight and minimum-maintenance concepts.
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Sensors integration and multifunctional layers

Technologies for integration of sensors and multifunctional layers in composite structures leading to low-weight sensing configurations

 

Enabling technologies

 

  • Miniaturization of sensors (including nanotechnology).
  • Manufacturing of thin polymer films with embedded microsensor arrays ready to be embedded in composites or glued on surface for SHM purposes.

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Additional sensor technologies for low-weight sensorised configurations
The different needs for SHM may be accommodated via matured sensor technologies already available in the market. A short description of the main candidate technologies is given below:

 

 

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Vibration - based SHM

Vibration based Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) based on statistical time series methods.                                                                                                            

 

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SHM related publications

A.G. Poulimenos and S.D. Fassois. Estimation and identification of non-stationary signals using functional series TARMA models. 13th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, August 2003, 162-167 (2003).

 

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