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The outstanding challenge in solid mechanics: engineering structures subjected to extreme loading conditions

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 675602

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 052 846,72

  • EU contribution

    € 2 052 846,72

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

Objective

In this project we aim to train early-stage researchers in what is referred to as an outstanding challenge in solid mechanics: developing novel solutions for the analysis and design of aerospace and defense structures subjected to extreme loading conditions. Structural elements used in these sectors are frequently subjected to a large variety of unusually severe thermo-mechanical solicitations. One easily realizes that this type of structures (e.g. components for satellites) has to be designed to sustain extreme temperatures, which may vary hundred degrees in short periods of time, and extreme mechanical loadings like hypervelocity impacts. New specific structural solutions are constantly developed to fulfill such requirements, which place these industrial sectors in the forefront of the technological innovation. Hereby, aerospace and defense industries constitute the natural meeting point between academia and entrepreneurial fabric. A deep understanding of the response of structures under the aforementioned sharp solicitations is mandatory for design purposes. Unfortunately, not even today is easy to find researchers in the labour market with such specific (and complicated) understanding. Aerospace and defence industries require highly-qualified technical staff capable of developing research and innovation within the framework of structural mechanics. This is the precise context where our proposal lies. We intend to form a consortium composed of 3 academic beneficiaries and 2 industrial beneficiaries which aims at developing specific training for early-stage researchers within the field of aerospace and defense structures subjected to severe thermo-mechanical loads. The leitmotif of this ITN is to train creative and innovative researchers ready to face structural-engineering challenges which arise in the vanguard of technological innovation.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Address

Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 495 745,92

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE

France

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 520 601,04

CIMULEC

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

AEROSERTEC SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

Partners (4)

EUROPA MEDIA SZOLGALTATO NON PROFITKOZHASZNU KFT

Hungary

YELLOW RESEARCH

Netherlands

RAFAEL

Israel

EADS CASA Espacio

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 675602

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 052 846,72

  • EU contribution

    € 2 052 846,72

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain