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Aeronautical application of wrought magnesium

Aeronautical application of wrought magnesium

Objective

Magnesium with a density of only 65% of aluminium, could be a break through technology in the aerospace industry if used for cost efficient, low weight components and airframe structures. However, to use this low weight material the mechanical and technological properties have to be improved. The technical focus of the university driven proposal, AEROMAG which has been prepared in close collaboration to the Network of Universities "EASN" is the development of new Magnesium wrought products (sheets and extrusions), that provide significantly improved static and fatigue strength properties. The strength properties of these innovative materials are required to be as high as AA5083 for non-structural applications and as high as AA2024 aluminium alloys for secondary structure applications. At first new alloys will be developed and existing alloys will be tested. Appropriate manufacturing (rolling, extrusion), forming and joining technologies require development, simulation and validation for the innovative material and application. Corrosion is a problem to be solved with newly adapted and environmentally friendly surface protection systems and advanced design concepts. Flammability will be addressed with addition of chemical elements and special surface treatments. A further essential task is the development of material models and failure criteria for the prediction of forming processes, plastic deformation and failure behaviour of components. Finally material adapted design and the evaluation of structural behaviour will be investigated to close the process and development chain for aeronautic components. The technological objective is a weight reduction of fuselage parts, systems and interior components up to 35%. The strategic objectives are an increase in the operational capacity of 10%, a reduction in the direct operating cost of 10% and finally a reduction in the fuel consumption of 10% and therefore a reduced environmental impact.

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Coordinator

EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Address

Willy-Messerschmitt-Strasse
Munich

Germany

Administrative Contact

Elke HOMBERGSMEIER (Mr)

Participants (20)

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EADS CCR

France

ALL-RUSSIA INSTITUTE OF LIGHT ALLOYS

Russia

FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE ALL RUSSIAN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF AVIATION MATERIALS

Russia

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY

Greece

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

France

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D'ARTS ET METIERS, CENTRE D'ENSEIGNEMENT ET DE RECHERCHE D'AIX EN PROVENCE

France

VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Austria

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Israel

UNIVERSITY OF NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

SALZGITTER MAGNESIUM-TECHNOLOGIE GMBH

Germany

OTTO FUCHS KG

Germany

ALONIM HOLDINGS AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE LTD

Israel

EUROCOPTER SAS

France

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Germany

ALENIA AERONAUTICA S.P.A.

Italy

PALBAM METAL WORKS

Israel

SMW ENGINEERING LTD.

Russia

MAGNESIUM ELEKTRON A DIVISION OF MAGNESIUM ELEKTRON LIMITED

United Kingdom

EUROPEAN AERONAUTIC DEFENCE AND SPACE COMPANY EADS FRANCE

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 516152

  • Start date

    1 March 2005

  • End date

    31 December 2008

Funded under:

FP6-AEROSPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 034 660

  • EU contribution

    € 2 594 327

Coordinated by:

EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany