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Adaptive and smart materials and structures for more efficient vessels

Objective

Materials and structures are called adaptive if they can change certain properties in a predictable manner due to the forces acting on them (passive) or by means of built in actuators (active). Those materials and structures are referred to as smart if they provide best performance when operation circumstances change. The project ADAM4EVE focuses on the development and assessment of applications of such materials and structures in the shipbuilding industry.
The types of materials and structures are
- adaptable ship hull structures for optimised hydrodynamic properties depending on varying cruise speed,
- adaptive materials for noise and vibration damping of ship engines to avoid induction of vibrations into the ship hull and
- adaptive outfitting materials that improve ships' serviceability and safety.
Technical developments in the project are structured in three groups:
- Materials and structures development: Based on available research results and known applications from other industries, adaptive and smart materials and structures will be adopted and further developed in order to make them applicable in the maritime industry.
- Solution development: Driven by different shipyards, several application case studies will be performed, in order to achieve customised solutions for particular vessel types and their individual requirements; classification societies will assure that the solutions comply with existing rules and regulations.
- Enabling and assessment of technologies: This group of activities provides support to the other ones on the field of testing, assessment of safety as well as economical and ecological impact, and advice for production, operation and dismantling. Due to the novelty of the solutions to be pursued, further development of the required validation methods and tools is intended, as well as suggestions for standardisation.
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Coordinator

CENTER OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES EV

Address

Bramfelder Strasse 164
22305 Hamburg

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 599 005,59

Administrative Contact

Matthias Krause (Mr.)

Participants (22)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

ULJANIK BRODOGRADILISTE DD

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 75 660

RINA SERVICES SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 76 035

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 172 916

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 451 136,65

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 269 359

LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 92 678

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 89 827,50

ALVEUS DOO ZA SAVJETOVANJE I INZENJERING

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 95 960

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 301 317

SHIP DESIGN GROUP SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 81 933

UNIVERSITATEA DUNAREA DE JOS DIN GALATI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 39 561,60

CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 131 407,50

COMPANIA TRASMEDITERRANEA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 56 765

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 51 270

HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 125 204

CARNIVAL PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 21 149

NAVROM SHIPYARD SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 26 081

MEC Insenerilahendused

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 51 257

SAARE PAAT AS

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 67 676

PAULSTRA

France

EU Contribution

€ 54 173,16

Rhebergen Composites BV io

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 314206

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 109 841,73

  • EU contribution

    € 2 930 372

Coordinated by:

CENTER OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES EV

Germany