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The outstanding challenge in solid mechanics: engineering structures subjected to extreme loading conditions

Objective

In this project we aim to train early-stage researchers in what is referred to as an outstanding challenge in solid mechanics: developing novel solutions for the analysis and design of aerospace and defense structures subjected to extreme loading conditions. Structural elements used in these sectors are frequently subjected to a large variety of unusually severe thermo-mechanical solicitations. One easily realizes that this type of structures (e.g. components for satellites) has to be designed to sustain extreme temperatures, which may vary hundred degrees in short periods of time, and extreme mechanical loadings like hypervelocity impacts. New specific structural solutions are constantly developed to fulfill such requirements, which place these industrial sectors in the forefront of the technological innovation. Hereby, aerospace and defense industries constitute the natural meeting point between academia and entrepreneurial fabric. A deep understanding of the response of structures under the aforementioned sharp solicitations is mandatory for design purposes. Unfortunately, not even today is easy to find researchers in the labour market with such specific (and complicated) understanding. Aerospace and defence industries require highly-qualified technical staff capable of developing research and innovation within the framework of structural mechanics. This is the precise context where our proposal lies. We intend to form a consortium composed of 3 academic beneficiaries and 2 industrial beneficiaries which aims at developing specific training for early-stage researchers within the field of aerospace and defense structures subjected to severe thermo-mechanical loads. The leitmotif of this ITN is to train creative and innovative researchers ready to face structural-engineering challenges which arise in the vanguard of technological innovation.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 520 601,04
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CIMULEC
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Zone Industrielle Les Jonquieres
57365 Ennery
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AEROSERTEC SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Early Ovington 24 Nave 4
41309 La Rinconada Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (4)

EUROPA MEDIA SZOLGALTATO NON PROFITKOZHASZNU KFT
Hungary
Address
Zahony Utca 7
1031 Budapest
Activity type
Other
YELLOW RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Herengracht 495
1017BT Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAFAEL
Israel
Address
Haifa-acco Road
3102102 Haifa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SA
Spain
Address
Avenida De Aragon 404
28022 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)