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Intelligent Open Test Bed for Materials Tribological Characterisation Services

Objective

Wherever moving bodies are in contact with each other, the respective materials have to show certain friction and wear (tribological) performance. These materials have to fulfil additional functionality and meet ecological, health and safety regulations too. In order to bring novel materials into products, extensive materials characterisation is required. i-TRIBOMAT aims at establishing the world first open test bed of tribological materials characterisation to support industrial innovations among European manufacturing industries and SMEs by upscaling materials to the mechanical components level. i-TRIBOMAT open test bed enables user-driven versatile characterisation of materials at reduced costs by also shortening the time-to-market ca. 5 times. i-TRIBOMAT will realize a unique bundle of shared tribological infrastructure and expertise consisting of >100 tribometers, materials characterisation equipment and additional tools for modelling, protocols, tribo-analytics, design of experiments and online monitoring. i-TRIBOMAT will establish an IT-platform for materials and tribological data harmonisation, management, analytics, sharing and mining. i-TRIBOMAT on its collaboration interface will supply lab-to-field upscaling tools by combining testing with computation, e.g., using artificial intelligence methods, virtual work rooms and surrogate models for various stakeholders, like EUMAT-platform. i-TRIBOMAT services will be validated by three industrially relevant use cases: energy efficiency (transportation), renewable energy (wind turbine) and manufacturing (seals) represented by large-, medium- and small-sized companies. i-TRIBOMAT will be THE European Single Entry Point offering intelligent Tribological Materials Characterisation to predict the durability of materials in use or novel for a wide field of industrial applications. i-TRIBOMAT is expected to cover ≥6.4 % of the dedicated market with a turnover of 9.6 M€ and EBITA objective of 600 k€/year by 2027.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/tribology

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

AC2T RESEARCH GMBH
Address
Viktor Kaplan Strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt
Austria
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 430 473,75

Participants (9)

ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 458 806,25
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 598 760
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 296 320
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
GRANTA DESIGN LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 457 291,63
Address
Clifton Road 62 Rustat House
CB1 7EG Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 701 547,50
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MOVENTAS GEARS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 491 872,50
Address
Vesangantie 1
40100 Jyvaskyla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 161 861
Address
Bourgetlaan 60
1140 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 266 481,25
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
TRYGONAL IBERIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 249 900
Address
Poligono Borda Berri 15
20140 Andoain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)