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Final Report - IDEA (Integrated design and product development for the eco-efficient production of low-weight aeroplane equipment)

Project ID: 503826
Funded under: FP6-AEROSPACE


This is the final report of the project IDEA, which aimed at substituting aircraft components manufactured from aluminium or other materials by cast magnesium (Mg) parts. Integration of Mg alloys into the aerospace will lead to breakthroughs, which will reduce the airplane's weight, improve the noise damping and reduce the fuel consumption and air pollution.

The report begins with describing the current state of the art in aircraft alloy components manufacturing and the project's objectives as related to the challenges of today. There is later a more detailed presentation of the specific areas of research, analysing the methodologies developed, the materials tested and the experiments conducted. Finally, there is a summary of conclusions, achievements and recommendations as derived from the project's results.

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