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Validation, Verification and Implementation of SHM at Airbus [33:41 min]


Christophe Paget, AIRBUS Operations Ltd, UK

Christophe Paget has received his Master of Engineering (Hons) in Mechatronics from the University of Valenciennes, France. He received his PhD in electronics from the University of Valenciennes early 2001 and his PhD in aeronautics from the Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm late 2001. He worked for the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Stockholm, Sweden from 1996 till 2002 on Structural Health Monitoring. He now works at the materials and processes department of Airbus in the UK, since march 2002, leading the A350 Materials & Processing Integration team, where he carried out his work on SHM to date. He received his honorary visiting professorship from University of Cardiff, UK in 2011 for his contribution to SHM.


Clemens Bockenheimer, AIRBUS Operations GmbH, Germany

Clemens Bockenheimer is working with Airbus since 2006 and is currently head of A350 Materials & Processes for Testing, Surface and Standardisation. In addition, he is leading the technology fields of Structural Health Monitoring and Non-Destructive Bond Quality Assessment / Extended Non-Destructive Testing. He has initiated and is maintaining various networks and cooperation to foster time- and cost-efficient technology development. Furthermore, he is executive board member of the Aerospace Industry Steering Committee for SHM (AISC-SHM) which has developed the first standard document, the SAE ARP6461 (SHM Guidebook) in the field of aerospace. He graduated as engineer in material science in 1999 at the University of Saarland in Saarbrücken/Germany and additionally qualified as European Adhesive Engineer at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Material Science Bremen/Germany in 2002.
He carried out scientific research in the department of prof. Dr. Wulff possart, focusing on the characterisation of adhesion and interphase processes in aluminumepoxy compounds and took a doctor degree in material science engineering in 2003. He has 15 years of professional experience, covering the fields of material science and engineering, non-destructive testing, research, technology and aircraft development as well as international cooperation.

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