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Developement of CNT doped reinforced aircraft composite parts and a
ssociated tooling, using the Liquid Resin Infusion method

Objective

BULCANATU project wants to develop feasible techniques for advanced
and cost effective composite manufacturing of aviation parts. The
development of new epoxy resin Carbon Nanotube doping techniques
compatible with Liquid Resin Infusion will open a new era on fabrication
of aerospace parts with improved mechanical properties, thanks to
nanoparticles. Future aircraft manufactured with doped CNT epoxy
resins, would be the increase on electrical conductivity that could lead to
the removal of cooper lightning protection mesh of advanced composite
fuselage.
The main issues to overcome are the dispersion and stability of the CNT
over the epoxy resin, filtration phenomena within the infusion process,
and the manufacture of high performance composite parts under “out of
autoclave” conditions at greater viscosities than expected. Thanks to the
joint venture between TR Composites and the Universidad Rey Juan
Carlos, all aspects of the call are covered with wide experience to
achieve good results.
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Coordinator

TECHNICAL & RACING COMPOSITES SL

Address

Carrer Llevant Poligono Industrial Pla De Fogars 10
08495 Fogars De La Selva

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 86 285,80

Administrative Contact

Jordi Albiol (Mr.)

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UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 48 405

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 325967

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2013

  • End date

    31 March 2016

Funded under:

FP7-JTI

  • Overall budget:

    € 238 671,60

  • EU contribution

    € 134 690,80

Coordinated by:

TECHNICAL & RACING COMPOSITES SL

Spain