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Virtual engineering for robust manufacturing with design integration

Objective

Six major aero engine and component manufacturers, together with six universities and three research institutes have joined their experties and resources in the VERDI proposal to reach beyond the current state-of-the-art in manufacturing process simulati on. The aim of VERDI is to contribute to winning global leadership for Eurpean aeronautics by developing a new generation of engineering technologies that allows for complete virtual manufacturing of structural aero engine components integrated with the d esign process and manufacturing. This technology enables the combined effect of all manufacturing processes to be taken into account already during design so that robust manufacturing methods are designed into the component. This will minimize the cost a nd lead time due to physical trials and long feedback times from manufacturing to design. The technology to be developed will trigger a quantum step in cost reduction for design or re-design of new or existing aero engine components. VERDI will strength en the competitiveness of the European aero engine manufacturers through the achievement of the following technical objectives: * Development of multi scale numerical simulation tools for key manufacturing processes. * Integration of numerical tools for process simulation, enabling virtual fabrication. * Integration of manufacturing process simulation with design, enabling functional evaluation using the as-manufactured state of the component. * Integration of numerical process simulation tools with off-line programming. * Implementation of manufacturing simulation in Europe's aero engine industry. These objectives will cotribute to "Strengthening Competitiveness" with: * 25% reduced engine development time. * 5% reduced engine development cost. The wor kplan of the project hinges upon five technical workpackages with clearly defined deliverables and milestones and one workpackage for the project management

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-AERO-1
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Coordinator

VOLVO AERO CORPORATION
Address

Trollhättan
Sweden

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Participants (15)

LULEAA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address

Luleaa

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UNIVERSITY WEST
Sweden
Address
Gustava Mellins Gata 2
Trollhättan

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ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
Address
65 Buckingham Gate
London

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THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
Nottingham

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MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH
Germany
Address
Dachauer Str. 665
Muenchen

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INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES, S.A.
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnológico De Zamudio, Nº 300
Zamudio (Vizcaya)

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ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION Y COOPERACION INDUSTRIAL DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
Address
Edificio Escuela Superior De Ingenieros, Camino De Los Descubrimientos S/n
Sevilla

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CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
Address
Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc, C/ Gran Capita S/n
Barcelona

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TECHSPACE AERO S.A.
Belgium
Address
Route De Liers, 121
Milmort

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AVIO SPA
Italy
Address
Strada Del Drosso
Torino

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POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
Torino

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ENGINSOFT
Italy
Address
Via Della Stazione 27
Trento

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CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AÉRONAUTIQUE, ASBL
Belgium
Address
Bâtiment Eole 1er Étage-rue Des Frères Wright 29
Gosselies

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KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FÜR TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Address
Kaiserstr. 12
Karlsruhe

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WZL, RHEINISCH WESTFÄLISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN / WZL, AACHEN UNIVERITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Steinbachstrasse 53
Aachen

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