Working Group 3
This WG will align each member’s efforts on establishing an optimal and robust manufacturing process for composite bonded structures. The objectives are to identify key manufacturing parameters and to implement a quality control strategy using destructive and non-destructive testing methods during the process.
This WG will perform the following tasks:
- Task 3.1. Specify and select the key-parameters that influence the manufacturing process on an industrial scale.
- Task 3.2. Evaluate destructive and non-destructive testing for quality control of manufacturing process.
- Task 3.3. Propose novel embedded sensing solutions for the evaluation of adhesion strength.
- Task 3.4. Evaluate the effect of different manufacturing defects on the bondline performance.
The WG will meet twice a year for addressing the above mentioned tasks The WG will organize one Workshop in order to present the manufacturing process of bonded structures. The Workshop will target on Early Career Investigators and Engineers who will be acquainted with the different steps of the manufacturing process. The attendants will benefit by the participation of experienced technicians who will give practical insight of the manufacturing process. The activities of the Workshop will be recorded and will be made available as a training course on the website and YouTube channel of the Action. STSMs will be promoted and the participants will have the opportunity to learn manufacturing techniques and to operate non-destructive testing instruments that are not available in their own institute/university/company. The WG will prepare guidelines for applicants, which will be made available within the first 2 months of the Action.
The WG will deliver the content of the Training Schools (e-courses and state-of-the-art). Publications will be available on the key manufacturing parameters for the manufacturing process. A data-base of recommended tests for guaranteeing a robust manufacturing process will also be delivered – database access will follow the general IP policy of this Action. Finally, this WG will deliver guidelines for the manufacturing process of adhesively bonded composite structures.