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QUICOM - Quantitative inspection of complex composite aeronautic parts using advanced X-ray techniques

Recent years have seen a rapidly growing demand from aeronautic industry regarding function-oriented, highly integrated, energy-efficient and lightweight structures. In advanced composites a promising material was found, which integrates these characteristics allowing for continuously elevating the complexity of new components concerning shape and internal structure. The consequences of this increasing complexity are tremendously raising efforts in quality control, as conventional nondestructive testing methods are reaching their limits and become either extremely time-consuming or unusable for a full inspection.

QUICOM aims at taking the next big step in the development of aeronautic components by developing a new technology platform of highly detailed inspection methods in combination with advanced composite modeling and simulation. The project generates new concepts and methods based on cutting edge X-ray techniques, which aim to escalate conventional nondestructive techniques in aeronautics on the short run and to replace them on the long run. The QUICOM technology platform will allow a full characterization of all kinds of aeronautic specimens concerning material decomposition and geometric features within short time. The results are integrated into a feedback cycle, to boost composite development in the direction of saving weight without losing the demanded characteristics. In detail the following high level goals are targeted:

**Escalate and replace commonly used NDT techniques (e.g. ultrasonic inspections, micro cuts) by using X-ray computed tomography in aeronautics

**Develop and apply advanced X-ray computed tomography techniques for characterizing aeronautic composites and components

**Provide highly detailed, qualitative and quantitative 3D characterizations of inner and outer structures

**Advanced application specific simulation and modeling of composites materials and parts.

QUICOM is endorsed by EASN, the European aeronautic sciences network.


2015
A. Bhattacharya, C. Heinzl, A. Amirkhanov, J. Kastner, R. Wenger - MetaTracts - A method for robust extraction and visualization of carbon fiber bundles in fiber reinforced composites - Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2015 IEEE, Hangzhou, China, China, 2015, pp. 191-198 mehr
2015
C. Heinzl - The QUICOM project - Overview and current state - Proceedings of 5th EASN Workshop on Aeronautic Structures, Manchester, Österreich, 2015 mehr
2015
A. Reh, A. Amirkhanov, C. Heinzl, J. Kastner, E. Gröller - Fuzzy feature tracking: Visual analysis of industrial 4D-XCT data - COMPUTERS & GRAPHICS, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 177-184 mehr
2014
J. Weissenböck, M. Arikan, D. Salaberger, C. Heinzl, J. Kastner - Quantitative Messung und Visualisierung von Faserorientierungs- und Faserlängenverteilung von Glas-, Kohle- und Zellulosefaserverstärkten Kunststoffen mittels µ-Röntgen-Computertomografie - DGZFP Jahrestagung 2014, Potsdam, Deutschland,… mehr
2014
J. Weissenböck, A. Amirkhanov, W. Li, A. Reh, A. Amirkhanov, E. Gröller, J. Kastner, C. Heinzl - FiberScout: An Interactive Tool for Exploring and Analyzing Fiber Reinforced Polymers - Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2014 IEEE, Yokohama, Japan, 2014, pp. 153-160 mehr
2014
J. Weissenböck, A. Reh, D. Salaberger, C. Heinzl, J. Kastner - Advanced Visualization and Exploration Techniques for Fiber Reinforced Polymers - Proceedings of 11th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (ECNDT 2014), Prague, Tschechische Republik, 2014 mehr
2014
D. Kiefel, R. Stössel, B. Plank, C. Heinzl, J. Kastner - CFRP porosity characterization using µ-Computed Tomography with optimized test parameters supported by XCT-simulation - Proceedings of Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography (iCT2014), Wels, Österreich, 2014, pp. 35-43 mehr
2013
A. Reh, B. Plank, J. Kastner, E. Gröller, C. Heinzl - Advanced Visualization Methods for Porosity in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers - 1st International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures (ICTMS 2013), Ghent, Belgien, 2013, pp. 4 mehr
2013
C. Heinzl, J. Kastner - Quantitative Inspection of Complex Composite Aeronautic Parts Using Advanced X‐ray Technique - Proceedings 3rd EASN Workshop on Aerostructures, Milan, Italien, 2013, pp. 5 mehr
2013
A. Reh, C. Gusenbauer, J. Kastner, E. Gröller, C. Heinzl - MObjects - A Novel Method for the Visualization and Interactive Exploration of Defects in Industrial XCT Data - IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Vol. 19, No. 12, 2013, pp. 2906-2915 mehr