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Project to Lead Ecodesign Integration with Aerospace Development and Engineering Systems

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 715775

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 August 2016

  • End date

    31 July 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 499 155

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 155

Coordinated by:

GRANTA DESIGN LTD

United Kingdom

Objective

The primary industrial objective of the PLEIADES project is to enable an integrated approach to the industry focused eco-design of aerospace products as part of existing engineering development workflows. The project will focus on the further development of the existing eco-design tools developed in collaboration with Rolls-Royce during the SAMULET project to enable a progressive transition from early stage eco-design through to extensive life cycle analysis (LCA) activities whilst appropriately reflecting and enabling the reduction of uncertainties and unknowns in the underlying engineering, environmental and sustainability data. The tools involved are already deployed as the basis for enterprise level materials information management systems at Rolls-Royce and many other leading aerospace manufacturers globally and already integrate seamlessly with other key design and product lifecycle management systems. These integration's will be extended and new integrated workflows introduced within the project in particular to accommodate appropriate information originating from supplier declarations and to manage the allocation of impacts within individual facilities to relevant materials, processes and products.

A second important objective of the project is to bridge the current disconnect between the tools used for eco-design and for extensive LCA. This objective seeks to progressively capitalise upon the investment in data required for extensive LCA throughout the product development process and not just at the end of product development. It will provide the mechanisms to capitalise upon the knowledge gathered during previous extensive assessments of products seamlessly feeding appropriate information back into eco-design workflows. This objective seeks to progressively reduce the uncertainties observed during eco-design and will maximise the long term return on investment from generating primary environmental and sustainability data for materials and processes.

Coordinator

GRANTA DESIGN LTD

Address

Clifton Road Rustat House 62
Cb1 7eg Cambridge

United Kingdom

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 159 351,25

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 602 763,75

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 458 357,50

SPHERA SOLUTIONS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 278 682,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 715775

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 August 2016

  • End date

    31 July 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 499 155

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 155

Coordinated by:

GRANTA DESIGN LTD

United Kingdom