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Periodic Report Summary 1 - ANTARES (Advanced Training and Research in Energy Efficient Smart Structures)

Smart mechatronic structures of the future will have to be extremely energy efficient and self-powering in as many situations as possible. In addition to capabilities such as sensing and reacting to their environment in a predictable and desired manner, the next generation of smart structures will have to exhibit top class energy efficiency.
In the context of the ANTARES project (Advanced Training and Research in Energy Efficient Smart Structures) a new holistic approach to the design and implementation of smart structures will include top notch methods for extracting and reusing as much energy available from ambient vibrations as physically possible, developing novel energy efficient transducers for both control and energy harvesting, developing novel self-powered active control systems to reduce vibrations and noise emissions with maximum reductions in structural weight to further reduce the energy consumption. A special care will be taken that the weight reductions do not impair safety and structural integrity through development of appropriate structural health monitoring methods.
ANTARES aims to bring together early stage researchers and experienced specialists from key players in academia and industry across Europe. The fellows are trained and supported in their phase of doctoral thesis to work innovative PhD topics as well as to receive specific education in theoretical and practical trainings.
ANTARES is formed by 8 participating hosts combining leading education institutes, top research institutions and private sector representatives as well as 4 associated partners, established in European mechatronic and home appliances sector R&D, to assist in the dissemination and outreach or ANTARES results, and in providing dedicated training to enhance the entrepreneurial mind set of the ESRs. The Fellows will profit from top scientific research guidance in combination with highly relevant industrial supervision.

Throughout the first two years of the project, 1 ER and 13 ESR fellows have been recruited in the network. More information about the project can be found at the project website https://www.fp7-antares.eu

Duration: October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2018
Project coordinator: KU Leuven
Consortium: KU Leuven - UniUD - SOTON - LUH - FhG - UTwente - SISW - IKERLAN

Contact

Katleen Janssen, (Advisor European Projects)
Tel.: +32 16 37 30 28
Fax: +32 16 32 65 15
E-mail

Subjects

Life Sciences
Record Number: 195310 / Last updated on: 2017-03-13
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