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Enabling Interlaminar Fracture Testing of MULTIdirectional composite LAMinates for safe and efficient structures

Project description

Pioneering characterisation of interlaminar fracture in multidirectional laminates

Fibre-reinforced polymers, composites made of polymer matrices reinforced with fibres, are light-weight, high-strength and corrosion-resistant materials used extensively across diverse industries including automotive and aerospace. Characterising their interlaminar properties typically involves considering only the delamination that propagates parallel to the fibre direction. However, real-life composites are made using multidirectional laminates. Compensating for design uncertainties to ensure safety often results in oversized and inefficient structures. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the IFT-MultiLam project will exploit a new class of delamination specimens – fully uncoupled, multidirectional stacking sequences – to enable unprecedented characterisation of interlaminar fracture in multidirectional laminates. Outcomes will support improved composite products and enhance transport sustainability.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Net EU contribution
€ 165 312,96
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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Partners (1)

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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