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Modified cost effective fibre based structures with improved multi-functionality and performance

Modified cost effective fibre based structures with improved multi-functionality and performance

Objective

Current technological demands are increasingly stretching the properties of advanced materials to expand their applications to more severe or extreme conditions, whilst simultaneously seeking cost-effective production processes and final products. The aim of this project is to demonstrate the influence of different surface enhancing and modification techniques on CF-based materials for high value and high performance applications. These materials are a route to further exploiting advanced materials, using enabling technologies for additional functionalities, without compromising structural integrity. Carbon fibre (CF) based materials have particular advantages due to their lightweight, good mechanical, electrical and thermal properties. Current generation CFs have extensively been used in a multitude of applications, taking advantage of their valuable properties to provide solutions in complex problems of materials science and technology, however the limits of the current capability has now being reached.
MODCOMP aims to develop novel fibre-based materials for technical, high value, high performance products for non-clothing applications at realistic cost, with improved safety and functionality. Demonstrators will be designed to fulfil scalability towards industrial needs . End users from a wide range of industrial sectors (transport, construction, leisure and electronics) will adapt the knowledge gained from the project and test the innovative high added value demonstrators. An in-depth and broad analysis of material development, coupled with related modelling studies, recycling and safety will be conducted in parallel for two types of materials (concepts):
• CF-based structures with increased functionality (enhanced mechanical, electrical, thermal properties).
• CNF-based structures for flexible electronics applications.

Dedicated multiscale modelling, standardisation and production of reference materials are also considered
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Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Address

Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 269 250

Participants (16)

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TWI LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 798 750

INEGI - INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA E INOVACAO EM ENGENHARIA MECANICA E ENGENHARIA INDUSTRIAL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 583 086,25

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 716 067,50

THALES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 441 000

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 264 000

GLOBAL SAFEGUARD LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 306 250

ANTHONY, PATRICK & MURTA-EXPORTACAO LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 322 000

NCC OPERATIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 290 500

OPEN SOURCE MANAGEMENT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 346 500

INNOVATION IN RESEARCH & ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 253 750

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 476 937,50

RISE SICOMP AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 611 420

AERNNOVA ENGINEERING DIVISION SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 499 835

FRENI BREMBO Spa

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 160 375,50

"DERZHAVNE PIDPRIEMSTVO ""KONSTRUKTORSKE BYURO ""PIVDENIE"" IM. M.K.YANGELYA"""

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 491 564,50

EUROMOBILITA SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 148 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 685844

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 377 404,11

  • EU contribution

    € 7 980 036,25

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece