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Micro mEchanical Characterization of A ThErmoplastic Co-conSolidated / welded joinT for usE in aiRcraft fuSelages

Objective

The Large Passenger Aircraft (LPA) Platform 2 – Multifunctional Fuselage Demonstrator (MFFD) will employ new combinations of airframe structures, cabin/cargo, and system elements using advanced materials, notably HPTP composites. The MFFD is focused on achieving significant cost and weight reductions, coupled with high production rates. To bring these materials to market, there is a need to validate direct joining methods, which eschew traditional adhesive bonding in order to reduce cycle time and improve joint quality.
The MECATESTERS project represents a key step in the progression of such technologies to widespread use in the aerospace sector. It will permit a greater level of understanding of the micro-mechanical behavior of the interfaces – an understanding which is currently limited: issues such as aging, healing, processing parameters, and durability need to be investigated in greater detail in order to develop a coherent approach.
The MECATESTERS project will elucidate many aspects of thermoplastic joining using precision thermoplastic welding (PTW) methods. It will examine systematically the effects of surface condition, matrix aging, and bonding method on the reliability and performance of assemblies bonded using a variety of thermoplastic welding technologies.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP08-2018-01
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Funding Scheme

CS2-IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

RESCOLL
Address
Allee Geoffroy Saint Hilaire 8
33600 Pessac
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 532 405

Participants (1)

KOK & VAN ENGELEN COMPOSITE STRUCTURES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 303 765
Address
Laan Van Ypenburg 56
2497GB Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)