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Avantis STructural Rod Adjustment SYstem

Project description

Reinforced adjustable length structural rods for the aeronautics industry

The continued growth and advancement in the aeronautics field require innovation throughout the specific technologies, aiming to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Adjustable length structural rods hold great potential for the aeronautical industry, but existing options lack the necessary strength to endure the substantial loads prevalent in this sector. The EU-funded ASTRASY project aims to investigate and create a solution capable of withstanding high loads, thus providing substantial advantages to the industry. As such, the project aims to explore the feasibility of incorporating titanium threaded inserts.


The aim of the project is to design, define, realize and test one prototype of adjustable length structural rods that can withstand high loads encountered in the aeronautical field.
Two overall concepts will be studied and one of them will be retained for the prototype.
First solution consist to reinforce existing adjustable rods locally by welding titanium threaded inserts in order to support high loads and avoid fatigue problems.
The second solution consists to invent a welded assembly method and the associated tool in order to complete the manufacture of rods on the aircraft during integration phase.
During this project, the AVANTIS Company, specialized in innovative aeronautical design and ARMINES laboratory will take the required measures to evolve from first ideas to the final demonstrator and to upgrade the technology readiness level (TRL) from 2 to 4.



Net EU contribution
€ 314 559,00
12 route de st mathieu
06130 Grasse

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 134 811,00

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