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European and Chinese Platform for Stacked Aero-Structure Drilling Process and Equipment

Objective

Weight reduction and cost savings have driven composites research towards a number of recent high profile achievements. The increased use of anisotropic AL/CFRP/Ti stacks in aircraft structures has in turn created enormous challenges for the industry due to the difficulties that arise from drilling these heterogeneous stack materials. The project “European and Chinese Platform for Stacked Aero-Structure Drilling Process and Equipment (ECSASDPE)” focuses on the staff exchange between the partners of EU and China, and the development of key enabling techniques and equipment for theorbital drilling process of stacked AL/CFRP/Ti. It meets the objectives and requirements of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), by establishing multiple bridges between European and Chinese institutions.
The ultimate goal of ECSASDPE is to set up a long-term international and inter-sector collaboration consortium through research and innovation staff exchanges between 8 world-recognised institutions in the cutting-edge research area of high value manufacturing with promising applications in scientific and engineering sectors. The synergistic methodologies achieved by ECSASDPE will serve as the building blocks of the stacked composite materialmachining mechanism, equipment design, process monitor and control, and machining quality metrology and characterisation and scale up application, and thus enhance the leading position of the consortium for the scientific and technological progresses in high value manufacturing. This project is divided into six inter-related work packages: (1) Setup of knowledge base and road mapping; (2) Fundamentals of drilling process; (3) Key techniques for Equipment development; (4) System integration and performance verification; (5) Dissemination and exploitation, and (6) Project management. The work packages integrate all activities that will lead to the accomplishment of all the project objectives within 48 months.
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

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Kirby Corner Road - University House
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United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 292 500

Participants (4)

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THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 252 000

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

SIGMA CLERMONT

France

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

Partners (4)

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Tianjin University

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY

SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY

BEIJING AERONAUTICAL SCIENCE AND TEECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT CORPORATION OF CHINA LTD

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 734272

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 615 500

  • EU contribution

    € 859 500

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom