The TURBO-REFLEX partnership consists of 26 partners from nine different countries, including core representatives of the European Turbine Industry and leading european universities and research institutes.
The IMP-PAN employs over 230 employees. The Department of Mechanics of Intelligent Structures (partner of the project) specialises in structural health monitoring (SHM), damage assessment and material degradation, static/dynamic material testing, fracture mechanics, smart materials application, vibration control, structural dynamics, working in these fields both theoretically and experimentally. Research in SHM is related to guided wave propagation method based on piezoelectric transducers and scanning laser vibrometry. Electromechanical impedance method is investigated for structural assessment (bonded joints, delaminations, moisture) and fiber Bragg grating sensors for strain measurements. In the field of NDT thermography and terahertz spectroscopy are used for crack, delamination, moisture and thermal degradation detection. Research is conducted for metallic and composite structures with complex geometry.
IMP-PAN contributes to WP3, and in particular to T3.1 Robust mechanical design. IMP-PAN is involved in developing and validating improved mechanical design tools for harsh and transient operation of gas turbines and improved predictability of failure probabilities of plant components under cyclic operation.