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Materials Onboard: Steel Advancements and Integrated Composites

Objective

The proposal aims to investigate two novel ideas concerning ship structures. First the introduction of High Strength Low Alloyed Steels (HSLA) in specific structural details in order to deal with the major issue of crack initiation and propagation in critical areas of ships and second the replacement of specific structural parts of the ship with composite materials. Regarding the use of HSLA steels, it has been well documented that today’s merchant ships are prone to crack initiation and propagation in stress concentration areas mostly due to fatigue loads.
In this respect it is envisaged to replace Grade A or AH steels by HSLA steels with high toughness properties in specific areas of the ship structure, thereby reducing the risk of cracks developing in stress concentration areas. Concerning the use of composite materials, it is envisaged that they could replace parts of the steel structure, such as superstructures, piping and other non-critical parts. Composite materials can replace steel in certain parts of the ship thereby reducing weight and corrosion effects, without sacrificing structural integrity.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/naval engineering/sea vessels

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2012-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

CETENA S.p.A. Centro per gli Studi di Tecnica Navale
Address
Via Ippolito D'aste 5
16121 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 358 140
Administrative Contact
Carlo Cau (Mr.)

Participants (10)

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 426 000
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 333 628
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 385 618
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carlos Guedes Soares (Prof.)
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 408 400
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heidi Dyson (Mrs.)
FINCANTIERI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 174 125
Address
Via Genova 1
34121 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudio Cisilino (Dr.)
ALVEUS DOO ZA SAVJETOVANJE I INZENJERING
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 244 372
Address
Kvaternikova 62B
51000 Rijeka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klanac Alan (Dr.)
LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 68 872
Address
Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Spyros Hirdaris (Dr.)
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 263 020
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27A
36410 Porrino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gala Perez Perez (Ms.)
Estaleiros Navais de Peniche, S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 152 140
Address
Molhe Leste
2520-620 Peniche
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alvaro Oliveira (Dr.)
DANAOS SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 45 375
Address
Christaki Kompou 3
3011 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angelos Defigos (Dr.)