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Failure, performance and processing prediction for enhanced design with non-crimp fabric composites (FALCOM)

Objective

The FALCOM proposal addresses two main objectives of KA4:
improving aircraft efficiency and reducing aircraft development cost and time to market. The proposed work aims to achieve these objectives by means of a more efficient and confident use of low-cost composites based on resin-infused non-crimp fabrics (NCF), which constitute an affordable solution to safety critical primary structures. These materials will be characterised and predictive models developed with special emphasis on understanding the relationships between processability and performance.
Cost and certification issues will be addressed to promote the confident introduction and use of NCF composites in aerospace primary structures.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

QINETIQ LIMITED
Address
Cody Technology Park, Ively Road, Room 2008, A7 Bu
GU14 0LX Farnborough
United Kingdom

Participants (18)

AIRBUS ESPANA SL
Spain
Address
Avenida John Lennon S/n
28906 Getafe
AIRBUS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
New Filton House, Filton
Bristol
ALENIA AERONAUTICA SPA
Italy
Address
Viale Dell'aeronautica
80038 Pomigliano D'arco
ASOCIACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION Y COOPERACION INDUSTRIAL DE ANDALUCÍA
Spain
Address
Camino De Los Descubrimientos S/n, Isla De La Cart
41092 Sevilla
CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
DEVOLD AMT AS
Norway
Address
39B,mosseveien
6030 Langevaag
EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Geb. 6.1, Wareneingang, Ludwig-boelkow-allee
85521 Ottobrunn
ENGINEERING SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Germany
Address
13-15,Frankfurter Straße 13-15
65760 Eschborn
ESI SOFTWARE SA
France
Address
Rue Des Solets, 101 - Sillic 112
94150 Rungis
FISCHER ADVANCED COMPOSITE COMPONENTS AG
Austria
Address
Fischerstrasse 9
4910 Ried
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Lilienthalplatz 7
38108 Braunschweig
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Prince Consort Road
SW7 2BY London
LULEAA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address

971 87 Lulea
SICOMP AB
Sweden
Address
Fibervaegen 2, Oejebyn
941 26 Piteaa
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059 CM Amsterdam
TENAX FIBERS GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
Kasinostrasse 19-21
42103 Wuppertal
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Address
Piazzale V. Tecchio 80
80125 Napoli
UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede