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Developement of CNT doped reinforced aircraft composite parts and a
ssociated tooling, using the Liquid Resin Infusion method

Objective

BULCANATU project wants to develop feasible techniques for advanced
and cost effective composite manufacturing of aviation parts. The
development of new epoxy resin Carbon Nanotube doping techniques
compatible with Liquid Resin Infusion will open a new era on fabrication
of aerospace parts with improved mechanical properties, thanks to
nanoparticles. Future aircraft manufactured with doped CNT epoxy
resins, would be the increase on electrical conductivity that could lead to
the removal of cooper lightning protection mesh of advanced composite
fuselage.
The main issues to overcome are the dispersion and stability of the CNT
over the epoxy resin, filtration phenomena within the infusion process,
and the manufacture of high performance composite parts under “out of
autoclave” conditions at greater viscosities than expected. Thanks to the
joint venture between TR Composites and the Universidad Rey Juan
Carlos, all aspects of the call are covered with wide experience to
achieve good results.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

SP1-JTI-CS-2012-02
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CS - Joint Technology Initiatives - Clean Sky

Coordinator

TECHNICAL & RACING COMPOSITES SL
Address
Carrer Llevant Poligono Industrial Pla De Fogars 10
08495 Fogars De La Selva
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 86 285,80
Administrative Contact
Jordi Albiol (Mr.)

Participants (1)

UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 48 405
Address
Calle Tulipan
28933 Mostoles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susana De Dios Sinovas (Dr.)