Design of Intelligent Composite Structures

The focus of the research team is to design intelligent composite structures enabling on-line monitoring of their status by means of built-in piezoelectric changers (sensors and actuators). Such structures will be able to detect, localize and quantify defects and determine residual strength to increase their safety. Furthermore, the team is focused on predicting the reliability of composite structures using non-destructive methods, in particular in the field of composite-composite and composite-metal joints.