ikramerica
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Self Repairing Composite Wings?

Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:43 pm

RPI thinks they can create such a system that would easily be adapted to planes like the 787 and A350 in the future.

http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-978...art=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5

Self diagnosing and in some cases, self repair (at least until a permanent fix can be executed). I wonder if such techniques can also be used to detect delamination? And would lightning strikes destroy the grid?
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