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Thermoplastic material allowable generation using a reliability-based virtual modeling platform

Project description

Ensuring thermoplastic aircraft components make the grade

Thermoplastics are a type of plastic that can be melted and recast almost indefinitely. This means they are amenable to reprocessing and recycling, enhancing their sustainability. Further, they do not require a curing step after consolidation like thermoset polymers, and this reduces production times. The EU-funded TREAL project plans to help the EU aerospace sector exploit the potential of thermoplastics through the development of an advanced thermoplastic modelling platform. It will ensure accurate determination of design allowables, the allowable materials’ property values derived from test data. More specifically, the reliable determination of the allowable limits of stress, strain, or stiffness for certain configurations and conditions will support the utilisation of thermoplastic composites in future aircraft designs.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP09-2018-02
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 454 750

Participants (2)

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 434 750
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MSC SOFTWARE BELGIUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 360 375
Address
Rue Emile Francqui 9 Axis Park
1435 Mont Saint Guibert
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)