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Damage assessment in smart composite structures : the DAMASCOS programme

Pierce, S.G. and Dong, F. and Atherton, K. and Culshaw, B. and Worden, K. and Manson, G. and Monnier, T. and Guy, P. and Baboux, J.C and Assad, J. and Moulin, E. and Grondel, S. and Delebarre, C. and Agostini, V. and Delsanto, P.P. and Genesio, I. and Mino, E. and Boller, Chistian (2001) Damage assessment in smart composite structures : the DAMASCOS programme. In: Smart Structures and Materials 2001 Conference, 2001-03-05 - 2001-03-08.

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Abstract

The DAMASCOS (Damage Assessment in Smart Composite Structures) project is a European Union funded program of work bringing together a number of academic and industrial partners throughout Europe. The aim of DAMASCOS is to apply new ultrasonic detection and generation techniques integrated within the structure, together with advanced signal processing to realise damage assessment and ageing characterisation in composite structures. This paper describes the background, experimental findings and future applications of the technology as the project moves into its final phase.