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Opticoms Project, ok the Structural Health Monitoring system<img alt="" src="" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Project, ok the Structural Health Monitoring systemOpticoms Project, ok the Structural Health Monitoring system<p>​<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">As part of the OPTICOMS project led by IAI (CLEAN SKY2, AIRFRAME platform), in September 2020 the planned tests on a portion of a wing box were successfully carried out for the verification of a Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system for the integrity control of the structural gluing lines. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The tests, carried out at the Piaggio plants in Villanova D'Albenga in the joint presence of Piaggio and CIRA personnel, concerned a full scale demonstrator representative of a part of an innovative composite wing box, made within the same OPTICOMS project. Inside, some optical fibers and artificial damages were inserted during the bonding process. The processing of the results obtained demonstrated the effectiveness of the monitoring methodology based on an algorithm developed by CIRA that uses distributed optical fibers. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In 2021 CIRA and Piaggio are expected to continue their cooperation aimed at further verification and validation tests on increasingly representative structural systems (entire wing box).​<br></p><p><br><br></p>2020-12-03T23:00:00Z

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