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adaptive model-based Control for laser-assisted Fibre-reinforced tape winding

Objective

ambliFibre will develop and validate the first intelligent model-based controlled laser-assisted tape winding system for fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (FRP) components. This system will include optical non-contact monitoring and innovative Human-Machine-Interfaces, which are easily manageable for the worker. Based on thermal and optical models embedded into integral process simulation tools combined with novel machine and laser technologies, for the first time a tape winding system will be realised which is able not only to drastically reduce the occurring waste, but also predict potentially arising failure in order to reduce machine downtimes. Statistical reliability and maintenance models for detection of critical elements and definition of their reliability will also prevent sudden machine breakdowns and allow defining the most cost-efficient maintenance schedule.

Thus ambliFibre will be a major breakthrough for the continuous and discontinuous production of neuralgic tape-winded tubular composite components, such as gas tanks for automotive application, pressure vessel housings for the desalination of sea water or composite ultra-deep-water risers which are all affected by rapidly changing product requirements concerning both, material and design. With respect to changing and challenging environmental influences, quick adaptability, failure-free quality and safe operation over the complete life-cycle are mandatory.

The successful application of the ambliFibre results will dramatically accelerate the replacement of metal components in these domains, reducing the carbon footprint thanks to the low weight and long life cycle of FRP components and provide new opportunities for European manufacturers in global, high-value multi-billion € markets.

ambliFibre is conceived as a small collaborative project lasting 36 months and will be submitted to the call FoF 14 – 2015: Integrated design and management of production machinery and processes.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/natural gas
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/optical sensors
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data mining
  • /engineering and technology/chemical engineering/separation technologies/desalination/reverse osmosis

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 406 825,84

Participants (11)

PULTREX LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 272 998,75
Address
Old Ipswich Road Apex 12
CO7 7QR Colchester Essex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 521 148,75
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MACH4 LAB SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 445 000
Address
Corso Roma 4
20093 Cologno Monzese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEOVISION SRO

Participation ended

Czechia
EU contribution
€ 36 206,66
Address
Barrandova 409
143 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIDEO SYSTEMS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 260 892,50
Address
Localita Gorizzo 16
33030 Camino Al Tagliamento Ud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEW INFRARED TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 232 500
Address
Plaza Marques De Salamanca 2
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IXUN LASERTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 250
Address
Steinbachstrasse 15
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIFE CYCLE ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 143 806,25
Address
Via Tenente Morello 13
10081 Castellamonte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HBN - TEKNIK A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 322 812,50
Address
Bragesvej 16
4100 Ringsted
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GE OIL & GAS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 228 750
Address
2 High Street, Nailsea
BS48 1BS Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 588 750
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments