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Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures (SARISTU)

Proceedings of the Final Project Conference

  • Piet Christof Wölcken
  • Michael Papadopoulos
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Piet Christof Wölcken, Andreas Kötter, Ben Newman, Rebecca Wadleich, Katrin Genzel
    Pages 1-40
  3. Technology Stream: Morphing. Enhanced Adaptive Droop Nose for a Morphing Wing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Maurizio Verrastro, Sylvain Metge
      Pages 43-69
    3. Vladimir Snop, Vaclav Horak
      Pages 85-96
    4. Olaf Heintze, Stefan Steeger, Alexander Falken, Jürgen Heckmann
      Pages 97-111
    5. Markus Kintscher, Johannes Kirn, Stefan Storm, Fabian Peter
      Pages 113-140
  4. Technology Stream: Morphing. The Adaptive Trailing Edge Device (ATED)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-142
    2. Giovanni Marco Carossa, Sergio Ricci, Alessandro De Gaspari, Cedric Liauzun, Antoine Dumont, Moshe Steinbuch
      Pages 143-158
    3. Rosario Pecora, Marco Magnifico, Francesco Amoroso, Leonardo Lecce, Marco Bellucci, Ignazio Dimino et al.
      Pages 159-170
    4. Ignazio Dimino, Monica Ciminello, Antonio Concilio, Rosario Pecora, Francesco Amoroso, Marco Magnifico et al.
      Pages 171-186
    5. Oliver Schorsch, Andreas Lühring, Christof Nagel
      Pages 187-197
    6. Yasser Essa, Federico Martin de la Escalera Cutillas, Ignazio Dimino, Monica Ciminello, Antonio Concilio
      Pages 199-215
  5. Technology Stream: Morphing. Wingtip Morphing Trailing Edge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Andreas Wildschek, Stefan Storm, Martin Herring, Danijel Drezga, Viken Korian, Olaf Roock
      Pages 219-255
    3. Danijel Drezga, Viken Korian, Olaf Roock, Bernardo Lopez, Arne Fiedler, Stefan Storm et al.
      Pages 257-273
    4. Christof Nagel, Arne Fiedler, Oliver Schorsch, Andreas Lühring
      Pages 275-291
    5. Toni Kanakis, Bimo Prananta, Hans van Tongeren, Rob Huls
      Pages 293-318

About these proceedings


The book includes the research papers presented in the final conference of the EU funded SARISTU (Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures) project, held at Moscow, Russia between 19-21 of May 2015. The SARISTU project, which was launched in September 2011, developed and tested a variety of individual applications as well as their combinations.

With a strong focus on actual physical integration and subsequent material and structural testing, SARISTU has been responsible for important progress on the route to industrialization of structure integrated functionalities such as Conformal Morphing, Structural Health Monitoring and Nanocomposites.

The gap- and edge-free deformation of aerodynamic surfaces known as conformal morphing has gained previously unrealized capabilities such as inherent de-icing, erosion protection and lightning strike protection, while at the same time the technological risk has been greatly reduced. Individual structural health monitoring techniques can now be applied at the part-manufacturing level rather than via extending an aircraft’s time in the final assembly line. And nanocomposites no longer lose their improved properties when trying to upscale from neat resin testing to full laminate testing at element level.

As such, this book familiarizes the reader with the most significant develo

pments, achievements and key technological steps which have been made possible through the four-year long cooperation of 64 leading entities from 16 different countries with the financial support of the European Commission.


Multifunction Materials Multifunctional Structures Nanocomposite Manufacturing SARISTU Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures Structural Health Monitoring Structural Nanocomposites Structure functional integration

Editors and affiliations

  • Piet Christof Wölcken
    • 1
  • Michael Papadopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.AIRBUS Operations GmbHBremenGermany
  2. 2.EASN Technology Innovation ServicesBudingenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures (SARISTU)
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Final Project Conference
  • Editors Piet Christof Wölcken
    Michael Papadopoulos
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-22412-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37010-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-22413-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVIII, 1039
  • Number of Illustrations 91 b/w illustrations, 774 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
    Materials Engineering
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