MORPHO joins the European Researchers’ Night celebration

The European Researchers’ Night (ERN) is a Europe-wide public event, that displays the diversity of science and its impact on citizens’ daily lives in fun and inspiring ways. This year, the event will take place in 25 countries on Friday 30 September 2022. The date aims to bring research and researchers closer to the public, promote excellent research projects, increase the interest of young people in science and enhance the public recognition of researchers in general. More information about the European Researcher’s Night Action is available on the website of the European Commission.

European projects are sometimes difficult to explain, which is why MORPHO has tried to do so today in a more accessible and entertaining format. In a simple way, MORPHO can be summarised as follows: 10 partners from 6 countries are working together to achieve a common goal: more sustainable aviation. When we get into the details, MORPHO outcomes will contribute to deploying an automated probabilistic Structural Health Monitoring, a data-driven system that autonomously assesses and predict the health of material structures during their operation, increasing aviation safety and simultaneously decreasing operating, maintenance, and repair costs. Ingo Wirth, Sebastian Rodriguez, and Asmaa Messaoudi will explain in a series of talks published from today onwards.

Researchers are ordinary people with extraordinary jobs

Nazih Mechbal, Asmaa Messaoudi, and Sebastián Rodríguez represent the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (ENSAM), coordinator of the project, and, in their presentations, talk about the role of the institution in the project and their research on RTM Hybrid Twin. The first one reviews the constitution of ENSAM and the MORPHO-focused working group, clarifying the areas in which they are active. The second one focuses on ENSAM’s research in MORPHO work package 3, with the perspective of performing a control example of RTM (by using the hybrid twin) and the main subject of proposing a mix between numerical simulation and experience.

Ingo Wirth is a researcher from Fraunhofer IFAM. Fraunhofer is the largest organization for applied research in Europe. IFAM is its Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials focused on the aviation industry beyond others. In his presentation, he displays the research they have done on the MORPHO project. Integration of fiber optical sensor in preform printed piezo sensor on fiber composite and printed thermocouple on fiber composite are the key of his explaining.

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