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High Temperature Characterization and Modelling of Thermoplastic Composites

Project description

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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Net EU contribution
€ 259 986,25
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (2)

SENSIA SOLUTIONS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 149 717,50
Address
Avenida De Gregorio Peces Barba 1
28918 Leganes

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 289 626,25
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00