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SUSTAINablility increase of lightweight, multifunctional and intelligent airframe and engine parts

Objective

Multiple challenges exist with respect to the development of multifunctional and intelligent airframe and engine parts. These are situated along the entire aircraft component value chain - design, manufacturing, MRO and recycling. SUSTAINair addresses each of these phases. With respect to design, new joining techniques for metal and composite designs are developed and demonstrated. For metal joining, these include a novel pin-pattern creation with Laser Powder Bed Fusion/Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing/Laser Direct Energy Deposition. For composites, these consist of thermoplastic welding. With respect to both design and manufacturing, a flexible wing with morphing capabilities is made industrially possible by introducing a novel concept using tailored elastomers, seamless integrated with conventional structural wing parts for lowest integration risk, providing a realistic industrial morphing technology. The problem of high production waste in the manufacture of composite materials, Ti AM and Al HPDC is addressed, thereby reducing waste streams, e.g.: For thermoset prepreg manufacturing waste and thermoplastic waste, new recycled materials are developed and characterized to allow re-use with recyclability up to 100%, bringing FTB ratio close to 1 (KET3-KPI); Increased BTF ratio of Ti powders by using it 6x (vs. 1x now) (KET4-KPI); Incredible BTF ratio <1.1 by advanced HPDC processing of thermal stable nano-eutectics (KET5-KPI). A Structural Health Monitoring system optimizing MRO activity is proven using radically new ZnO nanowires, which will be integrated into polymer as well as metal parts. Finally, SUSTAINair raises the bar with respect to aircraft EoL, introducing Industry 4.0 automated technology for robotic dismantling.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2020-SingleStage-INEA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

LKR LEICHTMETALL KOMPETENZZENTRUM RANSHOFEN GMBH
Address
Lamprechtshausenerstrasse
5282 Ranshofen
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 854 828,75

Participants (10)

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 530 000
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 449 638,75
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 449 412,50
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 392 750
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AEROCIRCULAR
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 400 562,50
Address
Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 887 Box 40
8400 Oostende
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INOCON TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 297 055
Address
Wiener Strasse 3
4800 Attnang-puchheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INVENT INNOVATIVE VERBUNDWERKSTOFFEREALISATION UND VERMARKTUNG NEUERTECHNOLOGIEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 403 750
Address
Christian Pommer Strasse 47
38112 Braunschweig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DUTCH THERMOPLASTIC COMPONENTS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 353 250
Address
Bolderweg 2
1332AT Almere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RTDS - VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DER KOMMUNIKATION UND VERMITTLUNG VON FORSCHUNG, TECHNOLOGIE UND INNOVATION (RTDS VEREIN, ENGL. RTDS ASSOCIATION)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 417 500
Address
Lerchengasse 25/2-3
1080 Wien
Activity type
Other