Welcome to DIMES
DIMES is an Innovation Action within the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Clean Sky 2 program under Grant Agreement No. 820951.
This website reflects only the author's view and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.
Our team involves Airbus Operations SAS ( Topic Manager) as well as University of Liverpool (Coordinator), Strain Solutions Ltd. (Technical Coordinator), Empa (Beneficiary) and Dantec Dynamics GmbH ( Beneficiary).
The aim of the project is to develop advanced integrated testing methods that have the capability to detect a crack or delamination in a metallic or composite structure and have the potential to be deployed as part of an on-board structural health monitoring system for passenger aircraft. Results of preliminary tests at Empa will be documented on this website.
Find here an introductory video for DIMES.
Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking
Clean Sky is the largest European research programme developing innovative, cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing CO2 gas emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, Clean Sky contributes to strengthening European aero-industry collaboration, global leadership and competitiveness.
The DIMES project team held its Kick Off Meeting in Liverpool, UK, on 14-16 January 2019.
Thermal image of the DIMES partners on a cold day outside the University of Liverpool.
Publications from DIMES
- Weihrauch M., Middleton C.A., Greene R.J. and Patterson E.A., Low-Cost Thermoelastic Stress Analysis, SEM Annual Conference, Reno (NV), June 3-5 2019
Joining the dots
Background Publications on NDE and SHM
- Middleton C.A., Gaio A., Greene R.J. and Patterson E.A., Towards automated tracking of initiation and propagation of cracks in Aluminium alloy coupons using thermoelastic stress analysis, J. Non-destructive Evaluation 38:18 (2019)
- Patterson E.A., Feligiotti M., Hack E., On the integration of validation, quality assurance and non-destructive evaluation, J. Strain Anal. Eng. Des. 48 (2013) 48–58 https://doi.org/10.1177/0309324712444681
- Farrar C.R. and Worden K., An introduction to structural health monitoring, Phil Trans R Soc A, 365 (2007) 303-315
Airbus Operations SAS / FR
University of Liverpool / UK
Task Leader "Concept of integrated testing"
Strain Solutions Ltd / UK
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science & Technology / CH
Task Leader "Design and fabrication of test bench"
Dantec Dynamics GmbH / DE
Task Leader "Prototype demonstration and evaluation"