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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.
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Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON

Address

Panepistemioypole Panepistemio Ioanninon
45110 Ioannina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 794 978,75

Participants (10)

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FOM TECHNOLOGIES APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 795 398,75

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 286 237,50

INSTITUT FUER VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 260 312,50

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 377 125

NANOCYL SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 217 500

STEINBEIS ADVANCED RISK TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 205 125

TIRIAKIDIS BASILEIOS ANONIMI BIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI TECHNIKI ETAIRIA AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 246 875

AIRTIFICIAL AEROSPACE & DEFENSE SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 317 277,50

TELETEL TECHNOLOGIA TILEPIKOINONION KAI PLIROFORIKIS ANONYMI EMPORIKI VIOMICHANIKI ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 206 250

SOCIETE NATIONALE DE CONSTRUCTION AEROSPATIALE SONACA SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 292 841,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 769140

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2018

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 999 921,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 999 921,25

Coordinated by:

PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON

Greece