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European training Network in intelligent prognostics and Health mAnagement in Composite structurEs

Objective

Composite materials are high-performance engineering materials increasingly used by the aerospace, defence, and green-energy industries in part because of their high strength-to-weight ratios. However, internal damage represents one of the most important sources of concern for in-service performance, which has led to growing research interest for its implications in safety and maintenance cost. Realtime measurements of the structural performance are now possible through state-of-the art structural health monitoring techniques, and a large amount of response data can be readily acquired and further analysed to assess various health-related properties of structures. Due to the relative low cost of digitalisation technologies in relation to the operation and maintenance costs of composite structures, the amount of real-time data and information coming from monitored in-service structures is expected to increase exponentially over the coming decades. The research vision of this proposal is that this information has the potential to not only reduce by billions the expenditure on asset maintenance, but also to drastically change the way the composite structures (and their associated assets) are designed, built and operated. ENHAnCE's ambition is to produce a paradigm shift on the health management of composite structures by fusing ad-hoc predictive technologies within the structural system leading to a new concept of intelligent structures understood as cyber-physical systems. With ten employed Early Stage Researchers, ENHAnCE will perform the most cutting edge research and training in the field of intelligent prognostics of composite structures satisfying all Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training. Moreover, the direct industrial engagement through six industrial partners will ensure a multidisciplinary and multisectoral training for the ten employed Early
Stage Researchers, thus enabling an effective knowledge and training transfer to industry and practitioners.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Address

Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 501 809,76

Participants (8)

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 274 802,04

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AERONAUTIQUE ASBL - CENAERO

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 256 320

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,40

FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION, DESARROLLO Y APLICACION DE MATERIALES COMPUESTOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 250 904,88

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 499,68

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 172,56

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 619,88

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 172,56

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 859957

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 670 089,76

  • EU contribution

    € 2 670 089,76

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain