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Modelling And Testing for Improved Safety of key composite StructurEs in
alternatively powered vehicles

Objective

"MATISSE aims to make a significant step forward in the capability of the automotive industry to model, predict and optimise the crash behaviour of mass produced Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite structures, which will be extensively used in Alternatively Powered Vehicles. The ability to investigate crashworthiness of FRP vehicle structures by numerical simulation is crucial for these lightweight materials to see widespread use in future cars. By delivering this ability MATISSE will lead to safer, more efficient and more desirable cars. Modelling tools developed will be further validated through two automotive solution components: adaptive crash structures and high-pressure storage tanks. Future crash scenarios will be assessed and new evaluation criteria regarding safety will be developed.
With a consortium led by automotive industry yet including partners active in the aerospace domain (where FRP structures are widely used), MATISSE leverages the knowledge from the aeronautical sector while assuring that advances in modelling, simulation and testing capabilities will be directly applicable to and acceptable for automotive applications, reinforcing the European automotive sector.
MATISSE comprises 11 partners from 6 countries, including four high ranking European universities/research centres, three SMEs with extensive experience in FP projects, two innovative tier-1 suppliers and two major European vehicles manufacturers. The balance and complementarity of the partners is ensured as each of them has been selected to cover a specific knowledge gap. The consortium as a whole has all the expertise required for the successful implementation of MATISSE objectives.
Finally, MATISE will cooperate with existing and future parallel projects through a specific clustering committee created for this purpose. Specific measures for the efficient dissemination and exploitation of project results have been designed and will be implemented in order to maximize its impact."

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2012-RTD-1
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Coordinator

FKA GMBH
Address
Steinbachstrasse 7
52074 Aachen
Germany

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Wohlecker (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 366 630

Participants (10)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 322 783
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juergen Gugler (Dr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 380 638
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Onida (Dr.)
MERCEDES-BENZ GROUP AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 98 036
Address
Mercedesstrasse 120
70372 Stuttgart

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Schoenlen (Mr.)
AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 166 924
Address
Wallentinsvagen 22
447 83 Vargarda

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bengt Pipkorn (Dr.)
DYNAMORE NORDIC AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 157 125
Address
Brigadgatan 5
587 58 Linkoping

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Hilding (Dr.)
SISTEMAS Y PROCESOS AVANZADOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 109 125
Address
Calle Luna Maria 11 Lc
50015 Zaragoza

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Teresa Laborde (Ms.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 264 375
Address
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412 96 Goteborg

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katarina Ekman (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 102 906
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katrin Hörmann (Ms.)
ALPHA COMPOSITES GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 125 400
Address
Planckstraße 15
32052 Herford

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Kleschinski (Dr.)
AIRBORNE COMPOSITES AUTOMATION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 106 058
Address
Laan Van Ypenburg 70
2497 GB S Gravenhage

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Menno Verkade (Mr.)