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The European aerospace, automotive, and rail industries are committed to improving their energy efficiency to meet targets set within the EU’s climate, energy and transport policies. This is motivating the increased use of lightweight composite materials in lieu of heavier metallics. To implement this transition, these industries must reach, at least, the same level of crash performance achieved w ...
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Current technological demands are increasingly stretching the properties of advanced materials to expand their applications to more severe or extreme conditions, whilst simultaneously seeking cost-effective production processes and final products. The aim of this project is to demonstrate the influence of different surface enhancing and modification techniques on CF-based materials for high value ...
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Novel Processes and Equipment in Composite Repair Technology (NEWCORT)

Start date: Jan 1, 2016, End date: Dec 31, 2019,

NEWCORT will develop and validate novel processes and equipment for the repair of composite airframes. Three key stages in the bonded composite repair procedure were identified, namely material removal & surface preparation, heating for polymerization of patch and positive pressure application for improved compaction of patch layers. In all three stages novel processes will be developed, either th ...
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The overall objectives are to demonstrate a new biobased, renewable and economically viable carbon fibre (CF) precursor – lignin – produced in Europe with European raw material and to develop conditions for its processing into CF and structural CF composites. The target is a cost-effective biobased CF for use in reinforced composites delivering sufficient enough strength properties for large-volum ...
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In the “DADIYSO COMP” project Swerea SICOMP covers the entire topic and will be the only partner. Swerea SICOMP will develop an FE-based simulation tool for rapid predictions of cure induced part distortions including sub models for cure kinetics, glass transition, and constitutive relations among other aspects. A balance between accuracy, complexity, and simulation time will be achieved which wil ...
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NANOLEAP project aims at the development of a coordinated network of specialized pilot lines for the production of nanocomposite based products for different civil infrastructure and building applications.The goal of this infrastructure is to support the research activities of European SMEs in the Construction sector in nanocomposite products enabling the progress of the product to next steps of t ...
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Engine Module Validators (ENOVAL)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

The ENOVAL project will provide the next step of engine technologies to achieve and surpass the ACARE 2020 goals on the way towards Flightpath 2050. ENOVAL completes the European 7th Framework Programme (FP7) roadmap of Level 2 aero engine projects. ENOVAL will focus on the low pressure system of ultra-high by-pass ratio propulsion systems (12 < BPR < 20) in conjunction with ultra high overall pre ...
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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 ...
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"Cellulose, the primary structural component of plants, is the most ubiquitous and abundant organic compound on the planet. When cellulose fibrils are processed under carefully controlled conditions, it is possible to release highly crystalline nano-particles known as “nano crystalline cellulose (NCC)”. Recently, NCC-FOAM partners have developed a unique technique for self-assembling NCC into high ...
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Enhanced Lightweight Design (ENLIGHT)

Start date: Oct 1, 2012, End date: Sep 30, 2016,

Lightweight materials such as carbon-fibre reinforced plastics have been used up to now mostly in high-performance cars with relatively high cost & low production volumes. Instead the electric cars of the future require lightweight solutions that not only enable specific design requirements to be respected but are also cost effective and sustainable throughout their lifecycle.ENLIGHT aims to accel ...
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Surface Heat Exchangers for Aero-Engines (SHEFAE)

Start date: Feb 1, 2013, End date: Jan 31, 2016,

"The Project aim is to develop and demonstrate an advanced structural surface cooler mounted in an appropriate core fairing composite structure. Currently surface coolers are an integral feature of advanced turbofan engine designs. They contribute to achieving the best engine performance by maintaining oil and fuel temperatures within defined limits and by virtue of their mounting on the inside of ...
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Impact test campaign (IMPTEST)

Start date: Apr 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

"IMPTEST involves a campaign for gas gun impact testing of shielding materials for protection of aircraft against small fragments generated by failure of rotating engine components. The test campaign includes three phases, where Phase 1 involves normal impact to find the ballistic limit velocity of metallic shields and three different composite shield concepts, using three different impactors at v ...
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There is a high demand for the design of lightweight energy efficient structures for transport applications in order to meet CO2 emissions targets set worldwide. To achieve this designers have introduced the concept of “hybrid” structures where two or more lightweight materials are used each possessing unique properties that when joined together result in high performance lightweight structures t ...
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REFORM focuses on more resource-efficiency and cleaner manufacturing technologies for composite components to be exploited in different industrial sectors (e.g. Transport, Energy, Construction, ..). Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are becoming very popular as their use reduces weight and allow innovative designs for energy-saving products during service-life. Nevertheless, service-life d ...
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... emistries. Effort will be spent on adapting and proving that such polymers can be used for manufacturing composite samples and simplified composite structures. This development will be performed at Swerea SICOMP AB - research institute devoted to development of composite material technologies. The properties of the composites material will be thoroughly characterized in terms of mechanical propert ...
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In the next 20 years the number of small and light-weight full electric vehicles will substantially increase especially in urban areas. These Small Electric Vehicles (SEVs) shows distinctive design differences compared to the traditional car (e.g. no bonnets, vertical windscreens, outstanding wheels). Thus the consequences of impacts of SEVs with vulnerable road users (VRU) and other (heavier) veh ...
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Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures (SARISTU)

Start date: Sep 1, 2011, End date: Aug 31, 2015,

The project proposal concerns the challenges posed by the physical integration of smart intelligentstructural concepts. It addresses aircraft weight and operational cost reductions as well as animprovement in the flight profile specific aerodynamic performance.This concerns material concepts enabling a conformal, controlled distortion of aerodynamicallyimportant surfaces, material concepts enablin ...
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IMPact SHIELD design C (IMPSHIELDC)

Start date: Apr 1, 2013, End date: Jul 31, 2015,

... ess with matrix film layers. The specific matrix used will again subject to the temperature requirements.The proposal has come from a close collaboration between the Imperial College Consultants and Swerea SICOMP. It is therefore the result of the combined skills in manufacturing structural composites for the defence and aeronautical industry as well as specific ballistic design skills. Both in ...
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IMPact SHIELD Design B (IMPSHIELDB)

Start date: Apr 1, 2013, End date: Jul 31, 2015,

... like fibre membrane for energy absorption. Considerations for their integration in an aircraft are made.The proposal has come from a close collaboration between the Imperial College Consultants and Swerea SICOMP. It is therefore the result of the combined skills in manufacturing structural composites for the defence and aeronautical industry as well as specific ballistic design skills. Both in ...
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Impact Shield A (IMPSHIELDA)

Start date: Apr 1, 2013, End date: Jul 31, 2015,

... ement as well as an innovative ballistic design takes the proposed shield concept beyond the state of the art.The proposal has come from a close collaboration between Imperial College Consultants and Swerea SICOMP. It is therefore the result of the combined skills in manufacturing structural composites for the defence and aeronautical industry as well as specific ballistic design skills. Both in ...
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Cryogenic Hypersonic Advanced Tank Technologies (CHATT)

Start date: Jan 1, 2012, End date: Jun 30, 2015,

"Topic: Cryogenic propellant management and advanced tank design for hypersonic and advanced future aviation systemsIn future aviation and particularly in hypersonic systems new propellants will be used, such as liquid hydrogen, liquid methane and possibly even liquid oxygen. These systems will require complex technology, ultra light-weight, and reusable propellant tank systems. Challenging techno ...
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The greater use of polymer matrix composite materials would be highly desirable. Their low weight, along with their inherent resistance to corrosion and fatigue, enables more fuel efficient and sustainable transport structures. However, for many applications, the biggest factor currently preventing the more widespread use of light high-performance polymer matrix composites is their poor fire perfo ...
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In response to the call’s demand for cost effective modernization of the inland fleet for freight transport, MoVe IT! develops a suite of options for the modernisation of inland ships that meet the challenges of over-aging of the fleet, climate change and stronger environmental objectives and provides decision support regarding the application of these options. In this suite of options, knowledge ...
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"Liquid infusion process has been proved by recent researches to be suitable for the manufacturing of structural aeronautical components. The aim of this proposal is to develop a detailed analysis of the technical, economical and environmental impact of the extrapolation to industrial condition of the liquid infusion manufacturing technique. This analysis is deemed to be a necessary step in the su ...
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UNELMA

Start date: Mar 31, 2012, End date: Apr 29, 2014,

The project aims to develop research and analysis activities of companies operating in Northern Finland and Sweden, and to focus especially on the different imaging techniques used in materials research. The goal of this project is to disseminate information to industry on the co-applicants tangible opportunities to analyze materials, and collect data on the business needs today and to develop dif ...
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Within this framework, the main objective of the project is to develop and prove new approaches for through-life asset management for selected technologies and application scenarios.This will be done by considering all life cycle phases of the technologies concerned in view of their cost efficiency, environmental performance and safety. Special emphasis will be given to the identification, elabora ...
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"Today, advanced composites use either layers of plies impregnated with resin (pre-pregs) to form a laminate, or Liquid Composites Moulding (e.g. RTM) of dry textiles. Prepreg composites give superior mechanical properties due to toughened resins and high fibre content, but suffer from high material costs, limited shapeability, complex, expensive and time consuming manufacturing, and limited mater ...
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Composite Structural Power Storage for Hybrid Vehicles (StorAGE)

Start date: Jan 1, 2010, End date: Jun 30, 2013,

Weight is a premium; any material which does not contribute to load-carrying capacity is structurally parasitic. The focus of StorAGE is an key example; energy storage. Conventional design attempts to maximise the efficiency of the individual subcomponents. A different approach is to create novel multifunctional materials that simultaneously perform more than one function, thus offering significan ...
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Breakthrough in European Ship and Shipbuilding Technologies (BESST)

Start date: Sep 1, 2009, End date: Feb 28, 2013,

"Initiated by EUROYARDS, BESST aims to achieve a breakthrough in competitiveness, environmentally friendliness and safety of EU built ships. Focusing on passenger ships, ferries and mega-yachts, the results will to a large extend be applicable also to other ships. A holistic life cycle performance assessment on ship level will guide the technical developments on system level, clustered in System G ...
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Currently the world of polymeric composite materials is almost exclusively based on fossil derived components. This fact represents a strong issue, as the non-renewable global oil resources are being exploited year after year, also as a consequence of the ever growing demand for plastics engineering materials. WOODY Project goal is to develop new composite panels and laminates from wood derived re ...
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ANACOMPO

Start date: Dec 31, 2009, End date: Dec 30, 2012,

The project will fill the lack of knowledge that is an obstacle for using renewable raw materials in composite materials. • The project will stimulate cooperation between Finnish and Swedish R&D and industries in the Northern region. • The research is directed to developing ecological effective light weight composites as well as spreading knowledge to the companies. The number of companies in the ...
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The COMETA project aims at solving the following problems of SMEs European machine tools manufacturers: -Get high “Thermal” stability, in order to minimise thermally-induced errors arising from thermal deformations of the machine structures caused by internal/external heat sources. -Get high “Dynamic” stability, in order to minimise vibration (forced and chatter) and inertial effects of machine ...
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"POWERAMP will design, manufacture, prototype, and validate through real world pilots energy harvesting speed bumps that capture energy from vehicles that pass over the ramps. Emplaced in areas where speed must be controlled, safety must be increased, or where vehicles must come to a stop, such systems leverage gravity and the kinetic energy of thousands of kilograms moving at high rates of speed ...
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"EU CargoXpress is going to develop a groundbreaking innovative cargo vessel to meet the expectations of green transport and contributing to decongesting of Europe’s roads. It gives particular attention to the role of SMEs not only in the composition of the consortium (2 out of 6 industry partners are SMEs plus 6 research institutions and a public body) but also when delivering the design of the c ...
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Material Testing of Nanocomposite Structures (NAKOMATE)

Start date: Mar 31, 2010, End date: Mar 30, 2012,

The project aims to work across the Nordic borders (northern Sweden and Finland) to develop and evaluate opportunities with the use of nanocomposites and nanocomposite reinforced composites. It is intended that the project will encourage cooperation between both research providers and industry. The project will be jointly carry out research and disseminate results to the composite industry that ca ...
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MULTIFUNCTIONAL LAYERS FOR SAFER AIRCRAFT COMPOSITES STRUCTURES (LAYSA)

Start date: Sep 1, 2008, End date: Dec 31, 2011,

"The use of composite materials in aeronautics industry has increased constantly over the last 35 years, due mainly to their high specific strength and stiffness combined with the possibility of designing complex geometry components that are more aerodynamically efficient than metals. But due to organic nature of polymeric matrix component, composite materials are electrically and thermally bad co ...
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Polymeric nanocomposite profiles for curtain walls (FACOMP)

Start date: Oct 1, 2008, End date: Aug 31, 2011,

"Curtain wall facade is being constituted in one of the most used at the present time due to its facility of construction, lightness and to the great variety of materials and finished textures that are possible to obtain. The curtain walls are constituted by two elements clearly differentiated: • The structural profiles of the curtain wall (the one in charge to support the glass or the coating pan ...
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The Rotor blades and also the housing of wind energy plants are made of fibre reinforced plastics. Only composites can resist the huge dynamic forces and deformations for a long time.Ten partners from Belgium, Portugal, Sweden, Czech Republic and Germany were involved in the development work. SKZ was responsible for the project management.The development and installation of wind energy plants is o ...
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