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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
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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)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 409 375
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 410 000
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 355 000
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 654 950
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 337 500
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
DYNAWAVE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 339 375
Address
St John Street 145-147
EC1V 4PW London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DYNAMORE GESELLSCHAFT FUER FEM INGENIEURLEISTUNGEN MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 144 300
Address
Industrie Strasse 2
70565 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MSC SOFTWARE BELGIUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 340 000
Address
Rue Emile Francqui 9 Axis Park
1435 Mont Saint Guibert
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHOTONFIRST TECHNOLOGIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 325 532
Address
Pyrietstraat 2A
1812 SC Alkmaar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGUSTAWESTLAND LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 222 918
Address
Lysander Road
BA20 2YB Yeovil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 191 857,50
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 337 000
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.
Israel
EU contribution
€ 225 790
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport
70100 Lod
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)