Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Structural Health Management (SHM)

We focus on developing practical SHM applications to real-world aircraft problems using the latest SwRI-developed and commercially available sensor technologies. We provide real-time structural health assessments and projected maintenance needs. Aircraft structural life management requires the integration of design and analysis, materials behavior, structural testing, and knowledge of aircraft usage. We have experience in usage monitoring of military and commercial aircraft to provide data for structural life assessments. These flight recording programs define aircraft maneuver and stress spectra for fatigue analysis and fracture mechanics-based damage tolerance assessments of critical structures.