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More Affordable Aircraft structure through eXtended, Integrated, and Mature nUmerical Sizing

Objective

Even though composite materials are more and more used in modern airframes, many significant improvements are still achievable. Firstly, the substitution of the assembly of many small composite parts by a single one-shot large part provides additional weight reduction. Secondly, the final assembly line process must be adapted to composite properties (lack of ductility, stiffness). Thirdly, if the appropriate level of confidence and cycle time was available, Simulation-based design would provide a faster and less expensive path to find the optimal structures than the current development process, which relies on physical tests. Lastly, more conductive composites are necessary to avoid additional weight for system protection. The aim of MAAXIMUS (More Affordable Aircraft structure through eXtended, Integrated, & Mature nUmerical Sizing) is to demonstrate the fast development and right-first-time validation of a highly-optimised composite airframe. The MAAXIMUS objectives related to the highly-optimised composite airframe are: 50% reduction of the assembly time of large composite sections; 10% reduction of manufacturing & assembly recurring costs; 10% reduction of the structural weight. The MAAXIMUS objective related to a faster development is to reduce by 20% the current development timeframe of aircraft structures and by 10% the corresponding cost. The MAAXIMUS objective related to the right-first-time structure is to additionally reduce the airframe development costs by 5% through the delivery of a predictive virtual test capability for large composite structures with a quantified level of confidence, to avoid late and costly changes This will be achieved through coordinated developments on a physical platform, to develop and validate the appropriate composite technologies for low weight aircraft and a virtual structure development platform, to identify faster and validate earlier the best solutions through major improvements in airframe Simulation-base design.
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AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

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Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg

Germany

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 2 983 285

Administrative Contact

Katrin Genzel (Mrs.)

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ISIGHT SOFTWARE EURL

France

EU Contribution

€ 112 383

DASSAULT SYSTEMES SIMULIA LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 216 712

ADVANCED LIGHTWEIGHT ENGINEERING BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 240 848

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 738 326,28

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 334 067,76

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 229 584,52

ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 859 805

ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 932 459

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AERONAUTIQUE ASBL - CENAERO

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 443 880

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 575 702,50

CONSTRUCTIONS INDUSTRIELLES DE LA MEDITERRANEE

France

EU Contribution

€ 498 814,50

DASSAULT SYSTEMES

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 957 367

DASSAULT AVIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 411 332

CENTRE D'ESSAIS AERONAUTIQUE DE TOULOUSE (CEAT)

France

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 4 363 206

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 993 250

AIRBUS GROUP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 2 135 181,50

ESI GROUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 220 030

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 925 737

FISCHER ADVANCED COMPOSITE COMPONENTS AG*FACC AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 438 110

FUNDACION DE LA INGENIERIA CIVIL DE GALICIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 339 604,40

IMA MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND ANWENDUNGSTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 841 995

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 460 270

INASCO HELLAS ETAIREIA EFARMOSMENON AERODIASTIMIKON EPISTIMON EE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 563 247

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 223 630

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON

France

EU Contribution

€ 242 373,60

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 212 630

ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 230 030

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AVIATION TECNOLOGY

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 453 686

LATECOERE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 138 650

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

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€ 415 079,20

LATECOERE CZECH REPUBLIC SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 143 072,40

SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 266 129

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE CACHAN

France

EU Contribution

€ 631 790

MSC.SOFTWARE LTD.

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 176 126,80

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 999 026,03

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 205 130

QINETIQ LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 43 919

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 227 200

SAMTECH SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 1 426 371

SHORT BROTHERS PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 168 488

RISE SICOMP AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 241 880

SOGETI HIGH TECH

France

EU Contribution

€ 224 990

SOCIETE NATIONALE DE CONSTRUCTION AEROSPATIALE SONACA SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 327 430

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 795 140

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 382 260

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 378 809,60

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 150 759,60

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 301 630

FUNDACJA PARTNERSTWA TECHNOLOGICZNEGO TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 332 032

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 101 118,31

TUSAS-TURK HAVACILIK VE UZAY SANAYII AS

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 274 660

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 1 059 888

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 182 630

FUNDACION IMDEA MATERIALES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 415 234

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 564 880

Dassault Systemes UK Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 92 843

MINISTERE DE LA DEFENSE

France

EU Contribution

€ 296 963

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 58 095

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 213371

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2008

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 65 103 342,58

  • EU contribution

    € 40 199 771

Coordinated by:

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Germany

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