As composite content in aircraft grows, so too does the demand for structural health monitoring.
The advent of the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350 has wrought a step change in airframe construction with composite materials largely superseding what was previously made from metal. But moving away from tried and trusted alloys to save weight and add strength has brought a set of new challenges for the airlines that will fly and maintain these aircraft -- in particular, how to monitor a mix of different structures made entirely of composite material and detect damage inside them? Among ...
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