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Early detection and progress monitoring and prediction of corrosion in aeronautic Al alloys through calibrated Ultrasonic CorROSion Sensors application

Project description

Early corrosion detection of aluminium aircraft components

Aluminium alloys are used extensively in aircraft due to their high strength-to-weight ratio. A main drawback is that their microstructure is sensitive to corrosion, which generates pits for example. Although corrosion damage can be detected by non-destructive testing methods, such methods are limited in their ability to identify corrosion initiation and the mechanism behind the defect. As a result, corrective actions are only undertaken when corrosion becomes evident (cracks or loss of thickness). The EU-funded U-CROSS project is working on an ultrasonic sensor that combines both active and passive elements for early detection of localised corrosion and for monitoring corrosion propagation over time. The new sensor will greatly aid the aircraft industry in preventing critical damage to aircraft components.

Coordinator

FUNDACION CIDETEC
Net EU contribution
€ 397 000,00
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Spain

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 397 000,00

Participants (5)

COMMUNAUTE D' UNIVERSITES ET ETABLISSEMENTS UNIVERSITE BOURGOGNE - FRANCHE - COMTE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 231 875,00
Address
32 Avenue De L'observatoire
25000 Besancon

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Region
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Franche-Comté Doubs
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 231 875,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DIJON BOURGOGNE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 65 667,50
Address
Esplanade Erasme Maison De L Universite
21078 Dijon Cedex

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Region
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Bourgogne Côte-d’Or
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 65 667,50
TITANIA, ENSAYOS Y PROYECTOS INDUSTRIALES SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 201 656,25
Address
Pque Tecnologico Tecnobahia Carretera De Sanlucar Km 7.5 Edificio Retse Nave 4
11500 El Puerto De Santa Maria

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Andalucía Cádiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 201 656,25
MISTRAS GROUP SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 366 500,00
Address
Zac Des Portes De Sucy Leader Club N 120 27 Rue Magellan
94370 Sucy En Brie

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Val-de-Marne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 366 500,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON
France
Net EU contribution
€ 232 935,00
Address
20 Avenue Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 232 935,00