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Novel technology for HIgh-PERformance piezoelectric Actuators

Objective

Piezoelectric multilayer actuators performance and reliability needs to be improved to meet the growing demand from end-users with many different types of applications. The high production costs and problems related to obtaining reliable components explain that the utilization of piezo actuators up to now is far from having reached its full potential. Noliac and its partners for the IP are proposing a radical innovation in the piezoelectricity field, based on an enhanced understanding of materials degradation. This will greatly improve the properties of long actuators, and thereby allow end-users to use them for new industrial applications. The actuators shall be able to sustain extreme conditions, including high temperature, humid environment, and high pressure and will provide extreme long-term reliability. The activities are divided in 4 work areas: • Research in materials degradation and the development of ceramics, which offer better resistance to crack initiation and propagation and are less sensitive to extreme conditions (WP2-WP4). • Two parallel approaches are followed to improve the interdigitated electrode technology for deposition ultra-narrow electrode paths in the laminated piezo materials (WP5-WP6). • The development of optimized final components will be insured by the combination of the new piezoelectric materials with the new electrode technology (WP7). • Industrial applications for the automotive-, production- and wind power industries. These applications require large size piezoceramic actuators, which can be produced efficiently at low cost with high manufacturing yield (WP8-WP11). The identification of the new piezoelectric actuators is expected to provide a radical innovation in terms of new possible applications in major industrial markets worldwide.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

NOLIAC A/S
Address
Hejreskovsvej 18
3490 Kvistgard
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 218 746
Administrative Contact
Bjørn Andersen (Mr.)

Participants (14)

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 403 324
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marija Kosec (Prof.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 686 080
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nava Setter (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 445 704
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Rödel (Prof.)
NOLIAC CERAMICS s.r.o.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 299 880
Address
Skolni 86
50344 Librice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jana Frolikova (Ms.)
INSTITUTTET FOR PRODUKTUDVIKLING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 435 051
Address
Diplomvej 376
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Torsten Rich (Mr.)
GWENT ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 302 800
Address
Monmouth House, Mamhilad Park
NP4 0HZ Pontypool
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kathryn Pearce (Ms.)
TECAN LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 142 080
Address
Prince Of Wales Road 10 Stafford
DT1 1PW Dorchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Edwards (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 220 068
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karen Hyllested Thielsen (Ms.)
VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
Denmark
Address
Hedeager 42
8200 Aarhus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Trine Kaae Damsgaard (Ms.)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 442 900
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Matthias Wangenheim (Mr.)
HESSE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 371 240
Address
Lise-meitner-str. 5
33104 Paderborn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Jürgen Hesse (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 612 697
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
ContiTech Vibration Control GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 194 250
Address
Jädekamp 30
30419 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Jürgen Karkosch (Dr.)
RICARDO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 225 180
Address
Guglingstrasse 66 - 70
73529 Schwabisch Gmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Feulner (Mr.)