IDEntification of FISsures in Composites



In the global context of monitoring systems and structures, the early identification of defects is a subject of importance for all manufacturers, both for predictive maintenance and operational safety as well as for the control of manufacturing processes or of finished product quality.

In particular, non-destructive testing (NDT) methods for identifying defects in materials represent an important issue in many sectors of activity (composites, plastics, foundry, civil engineering, etc.).

Project presentation

IDEFISC aims to develop an innovative tool for the early identification of defects in inhomogeneous and damped composite parts, with simple instrumentation and a fast process.

An innovative scientific approach of medium frequency waves, developed by the LTDS and supported by artificial intelligence, brings a detection efficiency superior to traditional NDT methods.

The effectiveness of the method will be demonstrated on a wide range of products thanks to the availability of batches of parts by the industrialists involved in the project (Tokai Carbon Savoie, Clayens NP, Safran Composites & SMAC).

The results will thus have a potential of application on the NDT and system / structural monitoring markets.

working principle

Project specifics

  • Budget 1M€
  • Duration 24 months
  • Kick-off: October 2020


Project sponsors

Région ARA partenaire 2020


material cracking detection
material crack size
IDEFISC composite material