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Thursday, 09 July 2009 19:51

The increasing use of composites, sandwich and lightweight structures and parts in new airplanes leads to a need of adapted Non Destructive Testing techniques for such new materials. Various NDT techniques are currently used for flaw detection or mechanical characterization during the development of aerostructures. There is a constant need for improved inspection methods; with increased reliability, rapidity of inspection time and of setting up, and userfriendliness. FANTOM proposes the development of an advanced NDT technique which combines several techniques as thermography, shearography, holography, speckle interferometry and speckle photography, namely non-contact full-field optical techniques well accepted in the aeronautical sector for composite structures inspection.

The Mid Term Review (June 2010) was declared successful by the European Commission. In the first phase of the project, the combination of thermography and electronic speckle pattern interferometry has been demonstrated on the basis of a single sensor.

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