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Erosion and Ice Resistant cOmposite for Severe operating conditions

Erosion and Ice Resistant cOmposite for Severe operating conditions

Objective

In the wind power generation, aerospace and other industry sectors there is an emerging need to operate in the low temperature and highly erosive environments of extreme weather conditions. Such conditions mean current materials either have a very short operational lifetime or demand such significant maintenance as to render many applications either very expensive to operate or in some cases non-viable.

EIROS will develop self-renewing, erosion resistant and anti-icing materials for composite aerofoils and composite structures that can be adapted by different industrial applications: wind turbine blades and aerospace wing leading edges, cryogenic tanks and automotive facia. The addition of novel multi-functional additives to the bulk resin of fibre reinforced composites will allow the achievement of these advanced functionalities.

Multi-scale numerical modelling methods will be adopted to enable a materials by design approach to the development of materials with novel structural hierarchies. These are capable of operating in severe operating environments. The technologies developed in this project will provide the partners with a significant competitive advantage.

The modification of thermosets resins for use in fibre composite resins represents both a chemically appropriate and highly flexible route to the development of related materials with different applications. It also builds onto existing supply chains which are represented within the partnership and provides for European materials and technological leadership and which can assess and demonstrate scalability. The partnership provides for an industry led project with four specific end users providing both market pull and commercial drive to further progress the materials technology beyond the lifetime of the project.
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TWI LIMITED

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 840 608

Participants (17)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 726 405

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 728 603

Scott Bader Co Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 45 426

NCC OPERATIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 578 000

SIKEMIA

France

EU Contribution

€ 276 166

SOCIETE NATIONALE DE CONSTRUCTION AEROSPATIALE SONACA SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 431 475

ROKETSAN ROKET SANAYII VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 669 455

INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 248 038

POLYTECH A.S.

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 23 575

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 536 975

SKZ-KFE GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 325 680

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON

France

EU Contribution

€ 219 878

MILLIDYNE OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 355 000

SIGMATEX (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 647 913

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 510 500

MAIER SCOOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 315 850

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 513 622

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 685842

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    8 March 2016

  • End date

    7 March 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 993 173,75

  • EU contribution

    € 7 993 169

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TWI LIMITED

United Kingdom