Structural Integrity and Health Monitoring
High cycle fatigue remains the single challenge to military aircraft engine safety. This problem is addressed by Professor H. Shen and his team. They are working closely with AFRL to develop vibration based models and tests to predict number of cycles to fail for rotating and stationary componets. Innovative energy based life assessment and predictions are being developed and applied. Health monitoring techniques are essential as we move forward and are being developed under US Air Force, US Navy sponsors.