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Innovative Material Synergies & Composite Processing Strategies

Objective

Mutation of transport industry to carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRC) is now ineluctable in order to reduce our mobility environmental imprint. This sector is at a turn of its conversion from metal to composite, which should impose a radical rethinking of the whole supply chain. Combined developments of materials and matched processes is the main strategy of IMS&CPS project, only such a concerted effort may favor best synergies in the final part within a cost-effective process. The Main challenges for definitive conversion of transport sector to CFRC remains: (1) improvement of mechanical properties (mainly impact properties and interlaminar failure) (2) development of cost-effective manufacturing processes. IMS&CPS will address both challenges: - by positioning of CNT at specific locations (in the reinforcing fibre, at the fibre surface and/or in the matrix) and with specific orientations (random or 1D, 2D-orientated) as predicted by advanced engineering and innovative modeling tools for optimized properties. - by manufacturing CFRC by closed mould technologies : adapted RTM, SQRTM(RTM with prepreg) and Quickset processes, the today most competitive processing alternatives to autoclaves. Cheap and/or automated 3D-preform will be also developed for offering highest and easiest part integration in order to reduce at maximum assembly costs, which counts for one third of a CFRC part costs. CNT offers other opportunities to the designers: electrical, thermal conductivities, fire- and wear-resistance as well as sensing capabilities. Such performance improvements will be studied in IMS&CPS. A special effort will be focused on CFRC electrical conductivity enhancement by CNT insertions for lightning degradation prevention, for EMI shielding, which are today aerospace important issues. Sensing properties offered by CNT insertion will be also investigated. One highly-integrated part will be finally elected in order to demonstrate all IMS&CPS achievements.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2009-LARGE-3
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COEXPAIR SA
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André Bertin (Mr.)

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AIRBUS GROUP SAS
France
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€ 219 172
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2 Rond-point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Julie Fosse (Ms.)
NANOCYL SA
Belgium
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€ 437 610
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Rue De L'essor 4
5060 Sambreville
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Nathalie Luizi (Ms.)
ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
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€ 76 901
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48 Rue Albert Dhalenne
93400 Saint Ouen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Cadet (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
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€ 411 438
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Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Tine Heylen (Ms.)
VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV AS
Czechia
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€ 113 749
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Letnany Beranovych 130
19000 Praha 18
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Research Organisations
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Pavlina Makovska (Ms.)
CTL TASTAIL TEORANTA LIMITED
Ireland
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€ 234 400
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Udaras Industrial Estate
Galway
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Gearoid Breathnach (Mr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE GMBH
Germany
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€ 428 000
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Erwin Schrodinger Strasse Geb 58
67663 Kaiserslautern
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Birgit Bittmann (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
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€ 232 201
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Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
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Keith Cann (Mr.)
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
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€ 394 092
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327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
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Ton Peijs (Prof.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON
France
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€ 317 031,60
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20 Avenue Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex
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Françoise Martin (Ms.)
SOCIETE LORRAINE DE CONSTRUCTION AERONAUTIQUE
France
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€ 227 061,50
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Rue Des Artisans 6
57190 Florange
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Bernard Anne (Mr.)
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE ARTS INDUSTRIES TEXTILES
France
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€ 418 274
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2 Allee Louise Et Victor Champier
59056 Roubaix
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Xavier Flambard (Dr.)
Quickstep GmbH
Germany
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€ 251 750
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Rolf-engel-strasse 6.5
85521 Ottobrunn
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Amol Ogale (Dr.)
FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION, DESARROLLO Y APLICACION DE MATERIALES COMPUESTOS
Spain
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€ 260 666
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Avda Rita Levi Montalcini (Tecnogetafe) 29
28906 Getafe
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Maria Almudena Canas (Ms.)
FUNDACION IMDEA MATERIALES
Spain
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€ 205 616
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Calle Eric Kandel 2 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Tecnogetafe
28906 Getafe
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Miguel ángel Rodiel (Mr.)