WP2 - Inspection and monitoring
A structural health management methodology is developed for in-situ monitoring of hybrid adhesive joints, consisting of:
Early prediction of damage by means of different NDT techniques: fiber optical strain gages, thermography, ultrasonic, acoustic emission, etc.
Reliability assessment of the sensing techniques to detect damage due to environmental conditions.
Guidelines for the use of NDT techniques for inspection of hybrid adhesive joint in a marine environment.
Acoustic Emission process chain