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A new paradigm to re-engineering printed composites

Project description

New models enhance the design of robust printed composites

Additive manufacturing and automated fibre placement processes gave rise to a new class of fibre-reinforced materials – the variable angle tow (VAT) composites. VAT placement allows fibre orientations to change with position over the entire ply plane, resulting in varying stiffness properties. This allows the creation of tailored composite designs in terms of stiffness and buckling resistance. However, preserving fibre integrity requires the right combination of temperature, velocity, curvature radii and pressure during the printing process. To address this, the EU-funded PRE-ECO project will develop new models to describe VAT composites from a fibre-matrix to a component scale, and new machine learning models for defect identification. PRE-ECO’s new methods will significantly help reduce composite structural failures during the printing process.

Host institution

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Net EU contribution
€ 1 477 901,00
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 1 477 901,00
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00