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Fibre Reinforced thermoplAstics Manufacturing for stiffEned, complex, double curved Structures.

Project description

Innovative thermoplastic composites for next-generation fuselage

The fuselage of the next generation of Large Passenger Aircraft (LPA) is currently being assessed and could take advantage of thermoplastic composites (TPC). Besides their intrinsic properties benefits, TPC have the potential to fill the gap between current and forecasted production rates. However, TPC production faces significant challenges, in particular manufacturing complex geometries of high quality. As an alternative to thermosets, the EU-funded FRAMES project will explore a manufacturing approach for an integral thermoplastic rear-end fuselage with critical design features. The project will rely on an intelligent heating system, efficient manufacturing processes for stiffeners and a self-heated tool, introducing an innovative double-curved and thick skin co-consolidation process, with its entire stiffening structure in one shot.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP10-2019-01
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Coordinator

ECOLE SUPERIEURE DES TECHNOLOGIES INDUSTRIELLES AVANCEES
Address
Allee Fauste D Elhuyar 90
64210 Bidart
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 113 728,75

Participants (3)

HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 124 734,75
Address
161 Cambridge Science Park Milton Road
CB4 0GQ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
XELIS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 187 968
Address
Planckstrasse 15
32052 Herford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONCEPTION ET REALISATION D'OUTILLAGES
France
EU contribution
€ 441 830
Address
Parc D'activites Des Ecobuts - Chemin Des Halles 19
85300 Challans
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)