A large field of interest to the aerospace industry is the inspection of engine components, particularly concerning the rapid, reliable inspection of turbine blades and in-situ inspection of engines.
The group has a great deal of experience in the inspection of composites and bonded joints. Current projects include the use of thermography and digital image correlation for the rapid inspection of large areas of composite structure.
We have a variety of projects with Rolls-Royce on improved inspection of engine components. Particular concerns are the rapid, reliable inspection of turbine blades and in-situ inspection of engines.
Engine Components Project
Modelling of elastic wave scattering from rough defects