Carleton teams with France on aerospace innovation

New aerospace research projects were announced during the two-day France Carleton Aerospace Summit (FRACAS) Feb. 13 and 14. The summit brought together Carleton faculty from the departments of aerospace, electronics, and systems and computer engineering, and researchers from France’s Aerospace Valley and the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers. The collaborations include projects on systems to monitor rotary wing blades and 3D printing. The rotary wing blade project involves embedding sensors in helicopter blades, said Langis Roy, associate dean at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. “All parts of an aircraft structure suffer from the same problem, which is wear and tear, failure, and safety issues,” Roy said. By attaching sensors, readings will be given on the flexibility of […]

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