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Enabling Next Generation Composite Manufacturing by In-Situ Structural Evaluation and Process Adjustment

Objective

Within current composite part development and manufacturing processes a disproportional high effort is implied in order to find optimal process parameters and to meet required qualities and tolerances of high performance light weight structures.
The ECOMISE project proposes a breakthrough production system to enable next generation of thermoset composite manufacturing and post-processing. Within this new approach high precision process techniques for advanced dry fibre placement (AFP), infiltration (RTI/ RTM) and curing will be developed in order to maximize process efficiency at reduced costs and production time due to less material consumption, higher reproducibility, less energy, less waste and less rework.
In detail, innovative online process monitoring systems, probabilistic process simulation methods as well as a new method for in-situ structural evaluation of resulting composite properties will be developed, followed by a new knowledge-based method for in-situ process adjustment with respect to initial structural requirements. In this novel way, the required structural performance of the final composite product can be linked and assured during every manufacturing step, yet serving qualification issues at the earliest stage. Advanced characterization and testing techniques will be utilized and tailored to evaluate the process efficiency for required product quality by focussing on process robustness and throughput rate. Hereupon, the reduced carbon footprint is evaluated during manufacturing and in-service.
The resulting economic benefits of the ECOMISE approach will be evaluated and demonstrated by pilot implementations for industrial use-cases, considering particularities for volume part (automotive), large part (aeronautic) and thick complex part (marine) productions. Here, a significant impact is expected for SME and industry end users and suppliers of composite structures as well as of facilitators providing measurement systems and software solutions.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 567 728,10
Administrative Contact
Felicitas Kutz (Ms.)

Participants (10)

AIRBORNE COMPOSITES AUTOMATION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 228 664
Address
Laan Van Ypenburg 70
2497 GB S Gravenhage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anders Brodsjo (Mr.)
SHORT BROTHERS PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 240 426
Address
Airport Road, Queens Island
BT3 9DZ Belfast
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gary Connery (Mr.)
DASSAULT SYSTEMES
France
EU contribution
€ 323 333,90
Address
Rue Marcel Dassault 10
78140 Velizy Villacoublay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Klintworth (Dr.)
FASERINSTITUT BREMEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 374 400
Address
Am Biologischen Garten 2 Iw3
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Bothe (Mr.)
HUTCHINSON SA
France
EU contribution
€ 298 180
Address
Rue Balzac 2
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Benoualid (Dr.)
LOOP TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 359 212
Address
The Old Dairy House, Puddlerock Lane
DT3 6LZ Weymouth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alun Reece (Mr.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 472 021
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wilco Gerrits (Mr.)
POLYWORX BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 163 328
Address
Heemst 10
7443 EH Nijverdal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arjen Koorevaar (Mr.)
SAMTECH SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 196 147
Address
Rue Des Chasseurs Ardennais 8 Parc Scientifique Du Sart Tilman
4031 Angleur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Didier Granville (Mr.)
SYNTHESITES INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIESEPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 326 304
Address
Kyprion Agoniston 33
18541 Peiraias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikos Pantelelis (Dr.)