Project Overview

Welcome to DIMES

DIMES was an Innovation Action within the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Clean Sky 2 program under Grant Agreement No. 820951.

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Our team involved 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 was 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.

Find here an introductory video for DIMES, while the CORDIS website has a Results in Brief article on 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 has been high-lighted on Clean Sky News.



Ongoing travel restrictions prevented the DIMES team from visiting Toulouse for deploying the measurement system on a cockpit test. Instead, the system was shipped to Airbus, and the Topic Manager has commissioned it under remote guidance by the team.


Prof Dr Eann Patterson
Project Coordinator
University Liverpool

Linden Harris
Topic Manager
Airbus Operations SAS