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Hierarchical multifunctional composites with thermoelectrically powered autonomous structural health monitoring for the aviation industry

Objective

HARVEST will unleash the potential of breakthrough technologies by creating integrated multifunctional systems for Aeronautics via the development of i) Structural composites, comprised of hierarchical carbon fiber (CF) reinforcements and an innovative thermoset 3R (repair, recycle and reprocess) epoxy matrix with ThermoElectric Generation (TEG) and self-repair capabilities, ii) Autonomously TEG -driven integrated systems for on- and off-line structural health monitoring-(SHM) and iii) Wired and low-power wireless SHM data transmission and mining system. The innovative intelligent materials and parts, will be manufactured in purposefully developed pilot lines aiming at reducing production time and costs.
CFs yarns or textiles will be coated with nanomaterials using facile & environmentally friendly deposition and doping methods in a Roll-to-Roll (R2R) pilot line targeting dramatically increased TEG performance compared to existing composites, carbon and organic based materials. Innovative TEG-hierarchical composites will be manufactured with new generation 3R thermoset matrix systems enabling out of autoclave manufacturing and self-repair. These will be interfaced with a purposely designed hardware to (i) power inherent functionalities (e.g. strain, damage or UV-exposure sensing), (ii) drive external elements (e.g. piezo electric sensors for SHM) and (iii) transmit sensing signals to a remote panel. The autonomous SHM systems will increase the safety of civil aviation; reduce emissions and maintenance & life cycle costs. The proposed technologies will be finally integrated in two aircraft demonstrator parts, targeting areas with temperature gradients (e.g. engine vs. environment, inside vs. outside fuselage during flight) or where quick heat dissipation is essential (e.g. landing gear after take-off). The location of suitable heat sinks in real structures will be established using advanced numerical tools to identify thermal gradients in operating environment.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites/carbon fiber
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2017-Two-Stages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON
Address
Panepistemioypole Panepistemio Ioanninon
45110 Ioannina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 794 978,75

Participants (10)

FOM TECHNOLOGIES APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 795 398,75
Address
Diplomvej 377 018
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 286 237,50
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT FUER VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 260 312,50
Address
Erwin Schrodinger Strasse Geb 58
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 377 125
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
NANOCYL SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 217 500
Address
Rue De L'essor 4
5060 Sambreville
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STEINBEIS ADVANCED RISK TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 205 125
Address
Fangelsbachstrasse 14
70178 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TIRIAKIDIS BASILEIOS ANONIMI BIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI TECHNIKI ETAIRIA AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 246 875
Address
Agroktima Florinas Aa1834
53100 Florina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRTIFICIAL AEROSPACE & DEFENSE SAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 317 277,50
Address
Calle Ingenieria 4, Tecnoparque Bahia De Cadiz Carretera De Sanlucar De Barrameda, Km 5,5
11500 Puerto De Santa Maria Cadiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELETEL TECHNOLOGIA TILEPIKOINONION KAI PLIROFORIKIS ANONYMI EMPORIKI VIOMICHANIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 206 250
Address
Kifissias Avenue 124
11526 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCIETE NATIONALE DE CONSTRUCTION AEROSPATIALE SONACA SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 292 841,25
Address
Route Nationale Cinq Park Industriel
6041 Gosselies
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)