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CHIral SMArt honeyCOMB

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 13641

  • Start date

    1 April 2005

  • End date

    30 September 2008

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 774 147

  • EU contribution

    € 2 973 953

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

Objective

The purpose of the proposed project is to develop a new concept of cellular chiral material having Negative Poissons ratio with enhanced mechanical and dielectric properties, able to include in its microstructure and sensor and actuators to be implemented in innovative smart sandwich structures. The novel structural core concept will have paradigmatic properties compared to classical honeycomb materials currently used to manufacture sandwich components with complex shapes, and multifunctional active chara cteristics for stuctural health monitoring and electromagnetic compatibility applications, with no detriment to the structural integrity of the components. At the moment, no single core material can be used in a multifunctional design contect like the on e the consortium is proposing to develop. The project is divided in workpackages dedicated to base multiphysics modeling, sandwich structure design, embedding structural health monitoring and microwave absorption capabilities with custom-designed microse nsors and actuators in the material configurations. The multiphysics properties of the chiral material will be benchmarked against the ones of available core solids for sandwich applications to assess the engineering feasibility of the proposed material a gainst current technology. Separate workpackages are dedicated to Multidomain design recommendations and management of the consortium. A network consisting of production companies, research institutes and universities will achieve the project goals. The know-how developed will be ideal to stimulate the development of intellectual properties, innovative end-user products and technology transfers. Dissemination through conferences and a special workshop organised at the end of the project will raise the a wareness about the existence and applications of the material developed during the work.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

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United Kingdom

Participants (10)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

ITALCOMPANY GROUP S.R.L.

Italy

UNIVERSITA` TA' MALTA

Malta

QWED SP. Z O.O.

Poland

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Israel

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY GH. ASACHI IASI

Romania

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

INSTITUTE OF MECHANICS OF MATERIALS AND GEOSTRUCTURES S.A.

Greece

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 13641

  • Start date

    1 April 2005

  • End date

    30 September 2008

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 774 147

  • EU contribution

    € 2 973 953

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom