P1.9.11 An Electronic Nose for CFRP Bonding safety in aerospace industry: Sensor selection

S. De Vito, G. Fattoruso, E. Massera, M. Miglietta & G. Di Francia
Lightweight aircrafts, based on composite materials, represent the primary goal of aerospace industry in the close future, allowing considerable savings in aircraft operation costs. Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) panels are the basic components for lightweight aircrafts. Their assembly is primarily based on adhesive technologies but, currently, no NDT technique has been validated for ensuring the quality of the bonds while low quality bonding, often caused by surface contamination, would lead to weak bonding with...