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More Affordable Aircraft structure through eXtended, Integrated, and Mature nUmerical Sizing

Objective

Even though composite materials are more and more used in modern airframes, many significant improvements are still achievable. Firstly, the substitution of the assembly of many small composite parts by a single one-shot large part provides additional weight reduction. Secondly, the final assembly line process must be adapted to composite properties (lack of ductility, stiffness). Thirdly, if the appropriate level of confidence and cycle time was available, Simulation-based design would provide a faster and less expensive path to find the optimal structures than the current development process, which relies on physical tests. Lastly, more conductive composites are necessary to avoid additional weight for system protection. The aim of MAAXIMUS (More Affordable Aircraft structure through eXtended, Integrated, & Mature nUmerical Sizing) is to demonstrate the fast development and right-first-time validation of a highly-optimised composite airframe. The MAAXIMUS objectives related to the highly-optimised composite airframe are: 50% reduction of the assembly time of large composite sections; 10% reduction of manufacturing & assembly recurring costs; 10% reduction of the structural weight. The MAAXIMUS objective related to a faster development is to reduce by 20% the current development timeframe of aircraft structures and by 10% the corresponding cost. The MAAXIMUS objective related to the right-first-time structure is to additionally reduce the airframe development costs by 5% through the delivery of a predictive virtual test capability for large composite structures with a quantified level of confidence, to avoid late and costly changes This will be achieved through coordinated developments on a physical platform, to develop and validate the appropriate composite technologies for low weight aircraft and a virtual structure development platform, to identify faster and validate earlier the best solutions through major improvements in airframe Simulation-base design.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
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Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
Germany
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€ 2 983 285
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Katrin Genzel (Mrs.)

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ISIGHT SOFTWARE EURL

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France
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€ 112 383
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Rue Du President Wilson 119
92300 Levallois Perret
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Olivier Hardy (Mr.)
DASSAULT SYSTEMES SIMULIA LTD

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United Kingdom
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€ 216 712
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Lytham House, Kelvin Close, Birchwood
WA3 7PB Warrington
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Alan Prior (Dr.)
ADVANCED LIGHTWEIGHT ENGINEERING BV
Netherlands
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€ 240 848
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Rotterdamseweg 145
2628 AL Delft
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Henk De Boer (Dr.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
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€ 1 738 326,28
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Route De Bayonne 316
31060 Toulouse
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Ghislaine Bales (Ms.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SL
Spain
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€ 334 067,76
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Avenida John Lennon
28906 Getafe
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Begona Herranz Gonzalez (Ms.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
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Pegasus House, Aerospace Avenue, Filton
BS34 7PA Bristol
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David Jones (Mr.)
ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA

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00195 Roma
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Donatella Invernizzi (Dr.)
ARTTIC
France
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Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
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Eric Papon (Dr.)
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AERONAUTIQUE ASBL - CENAERO
Belgium
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Batiment Eole, 1Er Étage - Rue Des Frères Wright 29
6041 Gosselies
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81043 Capua
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Antonio Formisano (Mr.)
CONSTRUCTIONS INDUSTRIELLES DE LA MEDITERRANEE

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Bernard Silvestro (Mr.)
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Michael Renker (Mr.)
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AIRBUS GROUP SAS
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