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This paper discusses Strategically Tuned Absolutely Resilient Structures (STARS) and steps taken to improve their performance by developing lightweight, high-performance cementitious composites that rely on the interfacial bonding between the aggregate [Poly(vinyl butyral) (PVB)] and reinforcement [Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) fiber]. PVB is selected because(More)
Analatom is developing a Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system which provides both corrosion and strain measurements. This combination of data provides critical assessment of structural health, leading to prediction of failure. The SHM system’s sensors can be permanently installed in high value structures, such as buildings, bridges, or aircraft, and(More)
Structural health monitoring systems are viewed as viable means to reduce life-cycle costs, increase structural reliability and extend the operational hours for a wide variety of composite structures found in numerous air platforms ranging from rotorcraft to unmanned air vehicles. The system enables the constant monitoring of structural integrity and hence(More)
Tactical missiles within the US Army are regularly subjected to severe stresses such as long term exposure in harsh environments and transportation handling. These stresses factor into the ageing, deterioration, and eventual decommissioning of some of the Army's critical warfighting assets. The negative reliability impacts associated with long-term ageing(More)