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High Temperature Characterization and Modelling of Thermoplastic Composites

Project description

The hottest new materials in the aerospace sector are put to the test

The European aerospace sector utilises low-weight, high-performance thermoset plastic composites in many applications. More recently, thermoplastics have garnered attention as alternatives to thermoset plastics. They can be melted again, remoulded, reprocessed, and recycled. Thermoset plastics, in addition to reduced recoverability, require an extra curing step to harden and set. Given their ability to melt and deform when reheated, to fully exploit thermoplastics in the aerospace industry, it is important to characterise their behaviour when subjected to heat, fire, and mechanical loading. HITCOMP is developing a practical test lab to evaluate materials, the data from which will inform a finite elements model to support the virtual testing of thermoplastics for comparison to the currently used conventional thermoset epoxy-based plastics.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP09-2018-02
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 259 986,25

Participants (2)

SENSIA SOLUTIONS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 149 717,50
Address
Avenida De Gregorio Peces Barba 1
28918 Leganes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 289 626,25
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations