The hottest new materials in the aerospace sector are put to the test
The European aerospace sector utilises low-weight, high-performance thermoset plastic composites in many applications. More recently, thermoplastics have garnered attention as alternatives to thermoset plastics. They can be melted again, remoulded, reprocessed, and recycled. Thermoset plastics, in addition to reduced recoverability, require an extra curing step to harden and set. Given their ability to melt and deform when reheated, to fully exploit thermoplastics in the aerospace industry, it is important to characterise their behaviour when subjected to heat, fire, and mechanical loading. HITCOMP is developing a practical test lab to evaluate materials, the data from which will inform a finite elements model to support the virtual testing of thermoplastics for comparison to the currently used conventional thermoset epoxy-based plastics.
Fields of science
- engineering and technologyelectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineeringelectronic engineeringsensorsoptical sensors
- engineering and technologymaterials engineeringcomposites
- engineering and technologymechanical engineeringvehicle engineeringaerospace engineeringaircraft
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringenergy and fuels
Funding SchemeCS2-RIA - Research and Innovation action
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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.
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