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European industrial doctorate for advanced, lightweight and silent, multifunctional composite structures

Objective

Modern aeronautical structures are increasingly made of composite materials due to their well-known benefits. Despite their superior structural characteristics, composite structures exhibit poor dynamic and acoustic isolation levels compared to conventional metallic ones. As a result and in order to maintain the comfort levels in the passenger and payload compartments within acceptable limits, additional acoustic and vibrational isolation technologies (sound packages) are necessary in several transport applications. If non-optimally designed for a certain application, these sound packages can add substantial weight to the structure, compromising the weight benefits gained by the employment of composites.
The aforementioned challenges imply an urgent and genuine need for development of lightweight and multifunctional structures, for modern industrial transport applications. The N2N Training Network aims at developing a high-fidelity and efficient Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) scheme for multifunctional composites having poroelastic inclusions and combining minimum mass with maximum damping and comfort levels.
On the research side, N2N will focus on developing multiscale models for obtaining a comprehensive description of random poroelastic materials coupled to a composite structural segment. Understanding the interaction of acoustic waves with such complex materials is another scientific challenge that the Network will tackle. N2N aims at developing reliable tools for providing accurate optimal designs for multifunctional composite structures that combine lightweight properties with exceptional acoustic and vibration isolation.
On the training side, N2N will provide a fully supportive environment for 3 ESRs. A training programme aiming at developing both the research as well as the transferable skills of the Fellows has been designed. All Fellows will have the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary (industrial and academic) research environments.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76

Participants (1)

MATELYS - RESEARCH LAB
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
7 Rue Des Maraichers Batiment B
69120 Vaulx En Velin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (4)

UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Australia
Address
Anzac Parade
2052 Sydney
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE NATIONALE DES TRAVAUX PUBLICS DE L'ETAT
France
Address
Rue Maurice Audin 1
69518 Vaulx En Velin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE SHERBROOKE
Canada
Address
Boulevard De L'universite 2500
J1K 2R1 Sherbrooke
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments