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Integrated design and novel tooling and process optimisation of microwave processing of composites

Objective

SIMUTOOL will develop a simulation platform for the manufacturing of composites through microwave MW heating. The simulation will include the electromagnetic field coupled with heat transfer mechanisms that take place during the production process. It will also include the process control loop which will enable the optimum design of the manufacturing process
One of the major outputs of the simulation platform will be the successful design of a ceramic matrix composite tool with a MW absorbing layer in order to maximise the energy saving potential of the MW heating process.

The project addresses the manufacturing issues of MW heating of composites which stem from the lack of understanding of the basic physics of the process (the most important item being how carbon fibers interact with the microwave field). The project will increase the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of the MW heating of composites process to 6-7
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Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites/carbon fiber
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/fibers

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TWI LIMITED
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 716 725

Participants (7)

LOIRETECH INGENIERIE
France
EU contribution
€ 545 937
Address
9 Rue Du Moulin Casse Pole Industriel Jules Verne
44340 Bouguenais
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 343 500
Address
Rue De La Noe 1
44321 Nantes Cedex 3
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 363 750
Address
Domokoy 15
153 44 Gerakas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ESI GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 435 125
Address
100-102 Avenue De Suffren
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OTTO-FRIEDRICH-UNIVERSITAET BAMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 488 250
Address
Kapuzinerstrasse 16
96047 Bamberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE COMPOSITES
France
EU contribution
€ 285 563
Address
Avenue Des Champs Pierreux 23-27
92000 Nanterre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRBUS
France
EU contribution
€ 233 426
Address
2 Rond Point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)