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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
80038 Pomigliano D'arco
SW7 2BY London
971 87 Lulea
941 26 Piteaa
1059 CM Amsterdam
7522 NB Enschede