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MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS FOR AGRESSIVE ENVIROMENTS IN SPACE APPLICATIONS

Objective

The aim of this proposal is the development of ceramic composites structures which are needed for applications in aggressive environments, where (oxidative) and temperatures are required, such as hot parts of space vehicles for orbital re-entry (reusable launcher vehicles, RLVs). The solution will be focused on re-usable systems.

As expressed by the European Commission a non-dependent access to the critical space technology is required at European level. Therefore the strategy is to focus on materials systems able to be in a medium term independent from the technologies that already exist outside Europe (mainly in USA, China and Russia).

The technical approach is focused on the development of multilayer concept based on high temperature ceramics (HTCs) and ultrahigh temperature ceramics (UHTCs) with multiple tailored properties. Their joining processes to conventional structural ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) or novel porous sandwich structures, and the final attachment to metallic structures.

The MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMPONENT can be broken down at three levels:

• 1st Level: This will be composed of multilayers.
• 2nd Level: This will be composed of qualified CMCs or novel CMC-SiC foam sandwich structures.
• 3thLevel: This will be composed of the metallic structural frames.

A TPS technology sample design will be provided and will be aided by material's modelling and simulation via conventional methods and computed tomography will be used to obtain a real FEM model. The output will be to determine critical parameters such as thicknesses and geometries.

The technology sample will be ground tested for simulation of the re-entry conditions and will determine the fundamental performance and the degradation mechanisms. The results will be reviewed in comparison with the outputs of TPS requirements and environment specifications. This will result in the completion of the validation of the TPS performance and the assessment of achievement of a TRL 4-5.

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 568 251,70
Administrative Contact
Jorge Barcena (Dr.)

Participants (6)

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 343 499,60
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudio Badini (Prof.)
Erbicol SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 239 339,50
Address
Viale Pereda 22
6828 Balerna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luca Romelli (Mr.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 247 749,50
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stylianh Martakh (Ms.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 214 762,50
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Lang (Mr.)
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 201 585,20
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alberto Ortona (Prof.)
AEROSPACE & ADVANCED COMPOSITES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 156 750
Address
Viktor Kaplan Strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anneliese Peonninger (Mr.)