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Micro and Nanocrystalline Functionally Graded Materials for Transport Applications

Micro and Nanocrystalline Functionally Graded Materials for Transport Applications

Objective

MATRANS aims at development of novel metal-ceramic functionally graded materials (FGMs) for aerospace and automotive applications in: (i) exhaust and propulsion systems, (ii) power transmission systems, and (iii) braking systems, with the main objective to enhance the mechanical properties of these materials through spatial variations of material composition and microstructure. Specifically, MATRANS deals with two groups of bulk FGMs: (i) ceramics-copper/copper alloys, (ii) ceramics-intermetallics. These FGM systems have not yet been used in the transport sectors targeted. The MATRANS methodology is problem oriented and comprehensive combining interrelated activities of material processing (core activity of the project), characterisation, modelling and demonstration. The processing will encompass starting materials (e.g. nanopowders) and the resulting FGMs. Characterisation of the FGMs will include detailed description of microstructure, measurements of physical and mechanical properties and residual stresses. The modelling will be carried out at a design phase and for the material response to combined thermomechanical loading and extreme service conditions. Extensive use of multiscale approaches and numerical methods will be made. The project addresses the joint design of the FGM and the structural component it is intended for. Economical and ecological aspects of processing are included. Risks aspects of material non-performance will be tackled, too. MATRANS has mobilized a critical mass of interdisciplinary expertise and highly specialized equipment. The consortium includes leading groups from materials science, physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering and computer science. The industry and SME involvement in the project is substantial. As the exploitation measures, the industrial partners will define business plans and start pilot cases during the project, followed by upscaling activities after the project end.
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European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials AISBL

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Rue Du Trone 98
1050 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 744 260

Administrative Contact

Michal Basista (Prof.)

Participants (9)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 282 700

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 216 080

POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 140 160

USTAV MATERIALOV A MECHANIKY STROJOV SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 146 360

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 187 320

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 406 780

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 248 100

STEINBEIS ADVANCED RISK TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 105 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 123 240

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 228869

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2010

  • End date

    31 January 2013

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 918 660

  • EU contribution

    € 3 600 000

Coordinated by:

European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials AISBL

Belgium