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Dynamic behaviour of composite materials for next generation aeroengines

Objective

The main objective of the DYNACOM (Dynamic behaviour of composite materials for next generation aeroengines) training network is to set up a European Industrial Doctorate (EID) programme on the design of the next generation of structural composite materials for high strain rate applications. This will be achieved by the development of a consistent, physically based multiscale simulation strategy informed by the dynamic properties of the constituents (fibre, matrix and fiber/matrix interface) measured with a novel micromechanical testing methodology. Two of the major milestones of this EID are: (1) to offer early stage researchers (ESRs) a multidisciplinary and intersectorial training with the objective of establishing a new design paradigm in structural design of composite materials and (2) to provide the European industry with new tools towards a knowledge-base incorporation of composite materials into new components, without the need of inefficient and expensive traditional trial and error approaches. In this sense, the technological focus is put into the introduction of new composite components into the next generation of aeronautical engines, but the implications are numerous in other sectors where composite materials have been identified as a key enabling technology, such as in transport, energy generation and biomedical applications. To accomplish this, the programme brings together one research institution, two industrial partners, one academic institution and a non-profit organization. The joint academic and industrial training program offered by this EID will ensure that the innovative aspects of the research work find a quick industrial integration and will provide the early stage researchers with a truly interdisciplinary and intersectoral training, enhancing their employability and career perspectives.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Coordinator

FUNDACION IMDEA MATERIALES
Address
Calle Eric Kandel 2 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Tecnogetafe
28906 Getafe
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92

Participants (1)

HEXCEL COMPOSITES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Duxford
CB22 4QD Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (3)

MICRO MATERIALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Yale Business Village Willow House
LL13 7YL Wrexham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION PARA EL CONOCIMIENTO MADRIMASD
Spain
Address
Paseo De Recoletos, Num. 14
28014 Madrid
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments