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EXTREME Dynamic Loading - Pushing the Boundaries of Aerospace Composite Material Structures

Objective

The European industry is currently a world leader in aviation and to maintain its leading position and competitiveness in the dynamic global market, Europe’s industry must develop quickly and efficiently high quality products by meeting time-critical market demands and customers’ needs. Industrial competition is becoming fiercer not only from established regions, such as the USA, but from new emerging challengers, such as Brazil, Canada, etc.
Technological leadership and innovation is becoming the major competitive differentiator, most notably in terms of costs, and environmental performance. The market demands shorter cycles of new technology integration and, on the other hand, competitors enter the market with aggressive prices.
It is forecasted that in 2050, innovative products and services demanded by the market will be based on state of the art design, manufacturing and certification processes with a significant reduction of the environmental impact. Recent studies have shown that the development and deployment of new structural technologies will have the greatest impact in the reduction of weight and operational costs compared to other technologies. Against this background, composite materials technology is of fundamental importance to current and future aircraft structures where high specific properties and integration of multiple functionalities are essential to improve weight, fuel efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions, and certification costs. The vulnerability of composite structures to localised, dynamic, sudden, and unexpected loads, may result in unpredictable complex localized damage and a loss of post-impact residual strength.
The aim of the EXTREME project is to develop novel material characterisation methods and in-situ measurement techniques, material models and simulation methods for the design and manufacture aerospace composite structures under EXTREME dynamic loadings leading to a significant reduction of weight, design and certification cost.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BATH

Address

Claverton Down
Ba2 7ay Bath

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 984 000

Participants (13)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 409 375

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 410 000

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 355 000

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 654 950

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 337 500

DYNAWAVE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 339 375

DYNAMORE GESELLSCHAFT FUER FEM INGENIEURLEISTUNGEN MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 144 300

MSC SOFTWARE BELGIUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 340 000

TECHNOBIS FIBRE TECHNOLOGIES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 325 532

AGUSTAWESTLAND LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 222 918

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 191 857,50

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 337 000

ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 225 790

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 636549

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 277 597,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 277 597,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF BATH

United Kingdom