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CHIral SMArt honeyCOMB

Objective

The purpose of the proposed project is to develop a new concept of cellular chiral material having Negative Poissons ratio with enhanced mechanical and dielectric properties, able to include in its microstructure and sensor and actuators to be implemented in innovative smart sandwich structures. The novel structural core concept will have paradigmatic properties compared to classical honeycomb materials currently used to manufacture sandwich components with complex shapes, and multifunctional active chara cteristics for stuctural health monitoring and electromagnetic compatibility applications, with no detriment to the structural integrity of the components. At the moment, no single core material can be used in a multifunctional design contect like the on e the consortium is proposing to develop. The project is divided in workpackages dedicated to base multiphysics modeling, sandwich structure design, embedding structural health monitoring and microwave absorption capabilities with custom-designed microse nsors and actuators in the material configurations. The multiphysics properties of the chiral material will be benchmarked against the ones of available core solids for sandwich applications to assess the engineering feasibility of the proposed material a gainst current technology. Separate workpackages are dedicated to Multidomain design recommendations and management of the consortium. A network consisting of production companies, research institutes and universities will achieve the project goals. The know-how developed will be ideal to stimulate the development of intellectual properties, innovative end-user products and technology transfers. Dissemination through conferences and a special workshop organised at the end of the project will raise the a wareness about the existence and applications of the material developed during the work.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-TI-3-MAIN
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
Address
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue
Bristol
United Kingdom

Participants (10)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON
United Kingdom
Address
Deane Road
Bolton
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Address
Northcote House, The Queen's Drive
Exeter
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
Muenchen
ITALCOMPANY GROUP S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Faraci 6
Catania
UNIVERSITA` TA' MALTA
Malta
QWED SP. Z O.O.
Poland
Address
Ul. Piekna 64 A M. 11
Warszawa
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Address
Technion City
Haifa
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY GH. ASACHI IASI
Romania
Address
Bdul. D. Mangeron No.53-55
Iasi
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Address
Firth Court, Western Bank
INSTITUTE OF MECHANICS OF MATERIALS AND GEOSTRUCTURES S.A.
Greece
Address
22, Askiton Str
Penteli