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Aerospace Composites digitally sensorised from manufacturing to end-of-life

Objective

INFINITE aims to develop sensors and analyser based on the usage of ferromagnetic microwires to be embedded in aerospace composite structural parts, in order to monitor manufacturing and structural health throughout the whole life cycle of the component. The wireless monitoring system will permit producing digital signals and vast sets of data linked with the specimen to create an as-built digital twin of the structure that will also account for the whole history since it was manufactured through all maintenance operations performed, until being optimally recycled. INFINITE intends to deliver improvements in composite manufacturing and structural health monitoring (SHM) by the development of functional sensorised Non-Crimp fabrics (NCF). These fabrics will provide an efficient real-time monitoring system through a self-sensing fibre by wireless monitoring of the fibre position, orientation, strain-stress and temperature. This will be achieved by applying a safe magnetic signal, providing a volumetric information during the manufacture process (temperature and fibre control) but also during the life of the component. In service, the new SHM system will provide information about component integrity, performance and safety; therefore informing and improving maintenance operations. The new sensorised NCF will also enable a new repair capability for complex parts. Integration of microwires in the fabric opens new possibilities in the design of future functional composites using existing sensoring technologies. This advanced quality monitoring has the potential to deliver a significant impact on cost and safety reliability of composite components, providing a competitive advantage of European manufactures and MROs. INFINITE also aims to assess the effect of sensoring hardware on the current methods for composite recycling, investigating the potential for re-using (other applications, sectors, etc.) both sensors and components to provide useful end of life functionality.

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IDEKO S COOP
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€ 738 500,00
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Calle Arriaga 2
20870 Elgoibar
Spain

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Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00

Participants (11)

FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
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€ 544 092,00
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Parque Tecnologico De Vizcaya, Edificio 202
48170 Zamudio

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
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€ 505 781,00
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa

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Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 781 000,00
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
DANOBAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 369 375,00
Address
Poligono Industrial Arriaga 21
20870 Elgoibar

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TAMAG IBERICA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 302 500,00
Address
Barrio Gurutze 5 2b
20009 San Sebastian

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TITANIA, ENSAYOS Y PROYECTOS INDUSTRIALES SL
Spain
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€ 458 125,00
Address
Pque Tecnologico Tecnobahia Carretera De Sanlucar Km 7.5 Edificio Retse Nave 4
11500 El Puerto De Santa Maria

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Andalucía Cádiz
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TEIJIN CARBON EUROPE GMBH
Germany
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€ 637 590,00
Address
Kasinostrasse 19 21
42103 Wuppertal

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Wuppertal, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 0,00
AEROFORM FRANCE
France
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€ 191 875,00
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43 Rue Jules Guesde
69230 Saint Genis Laval

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
CAE Simulation & Solutions Maschinenbau Ingenieurdienstleistungen GmbH
Austria
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€ 355 216,00
Address
Pitkagasse 2/1/16
1210 Wien

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Wien Wien
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
COLLINS AEROSPACE IRELAND, LIMITED
Ireland
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€ 472 481,00
Address
Penrose Quay Penrose Wharf Penrose Business Centre Fourth Floor
T23 Cork

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,25
RECICLALIA SL
Spain
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€ 178 750,00
Address
Paseo De La Habana 134 Portal A Planta 3 Puerta B
28036 Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00