Advanced Methodology to Evaluate Design of Large Bonded Composite Repair
Repair on primary principal composite structures is a great challenge. To address it, the MITE Toolbox (Multi-Instrumented Technological Evaluator) is a tool for composite components design. For large bonded repairs of primary structure, we develop a representative specimen as the same characteristics as the original in terms of process, materials, stress fields, and is tested using diverse metrological means. This paper illustrates MITE Toolbox approach through the following steps: choosing critical zones, numerical design of Evaluators, manufacturing, machining and repair, mechanical tests and post-mortem analysis.
Authors: Laurent Crouzeix, Francis Collombet, Yves-Henri Grunevald, Yves Davila, Ambre Cerisier, Bernard Douchin, Redouane Zitoune
Conference: SAMPE Europe Conference 2016