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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials AISBL
Address
Rue Du Trone 98
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 744 260
Administrative Contact
Michal Basista (Prof.)

Participants (9)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 282 700
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 216 080
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 140 160
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jacek Kaczmar (Prof.)
USTAV MATERIALOV A MECHANIKY STROJOV SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 146 360
Address
Dubravska Cesta 9/6319
845 13 Bratislava
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Lazarova (Ms.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 187 320
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick Bodycombe (Mr.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 406 780
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Lang (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 248 100
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
STEINBEIS ADVANCED RISK TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Fangelsbachstrasse 14
70178 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aleksandar Jovanovic (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 123 240
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Berthold Klein (Mr.)