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Digital Design strategies to certify and mAnufacture Robust cOmposite sTructures 

European Union
Geo-spatial type
Total project cost
€4 702 366
EU Contribution
€4 702 365
Project Acronym
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Transport sectors
Passenger transport


Call for proposal
Link to CORDIS

New certified designs for structures are critical for the new upcoming changes in conception of aircraft architectures. A variety of breakthrough designs and new strategies for a better use of material and integration of functions in aircrafts are required. They range from regional electrical mobility solutions to increased aspect ratio wings that will bring higher flexibility in structures. Digital conception and simulation need to play an ever-bigger role to reach a certified design that includes production scenarii before full manufacturing.
High-end simulation is a spearhead research activity present in many fundamental and applied research activities. The level of complexity of phenomena being solved through dedicated modeling techniques is constantly evolving and faces many challenges in validation and exploitation. For better use of these methods, the consortium will pursue the objective of scalability and representativity of results in the design process through appropriate Machine Learning surrogates, benefiting from High Performance Computing.
The DIDEAROT project aims at bringing a digital centrepiece approach that could integrate the move to more digital designs in the aircraft industry. It will cover the robust optimization of composite structures focused on digital predictions of two key aspects in its lifetime:
• Manufacturing: predicting distortions, stress build-up and assembly challenges for ever-more integrated industrial scale composite parts
• Dynamic loads and impact: predicting damage and effects from loads occurring at high speed or repeated loads over time that can lead to critical certification conditions.
While both aspects have been partially addressed by the research community, the challenge we tackle here is to integrate them together in the testing pyramid (up to an industrial scale) for certification of structures and increase the reliance on digital technologies (data or simulation driven) to ensure optimized design approaches.


Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.7 - Clean, Safe and Accessible Transport and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.6 - Industrial Competitiveness in Transport
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-06 Next generation digital aircraft transformation in design, manufacturing, integration and maintenance
Funding Source
Horizon Europe


Lead Organisation
Partner Organisations


Technology Theme
Composite materials
Composite materials for structural purposes in the aircraft
Development phase

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