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Ductility and Fracture Toughness analysis of functionally graded materials.

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€0
EU Contribution
€184 000
Project Acronym
DIAGONAL
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-MSCA-2021-SE-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Functionally graded materials (FGMs) are used in applications in the construction of civil infrastructure and the aerospace, security and transportation industries. However, FGMs face challenges concerning strength, ductility and toughness. The MSCA project DIAGONAL will establish an intercontinental and inter-multidisciplinary research network consisting of 10 research organisations to analyse, optimise and design new FGMs with unprecedented combinations of mechanical properties and functionalities and with minimal weight and cost. The project will adapt the local properties of different materials to fit specific requirements by locating optimised compositions and architectures in appropriate regions and generating multiple advantages within a single material to create improved global properties.

Objectives

In this project, we aim to build an intercontinental and inter-multidisciplinary research network to unravel what is referred to as a pending challenge of Continuum Mechanics, Material Science, Aerospace Engineering and Civil Engineering: analysis and optimization and design of new functionally graded materials with unprecedented combinations of mechanical properties and functionalities, such as stiffness, strength, ductility, toughness, and formability, with minimal weight and cost. The rational solution to this problem is to adapt the local properties of different materials to fit specific requirements, by locating optimized compositions and architectures in appropriate regions, and generating multiple advantages within a single material to create improved global properties. The network is an international consortium composed by 10 research organizations, (4 European beneficiaries and 4 American, 1 Australian and 1 Brazilian associated partners) who will exchange and share skills and knowledge with the view to understand and optimize the ductile and toughness behavior of brittle and ductile functionally graded materials. Breakthroughs in this field will allow functionally graded materials fabricated by additive manufacturing to replace traditional composites with sharp transition between dissimilar components commonly used in critical applications in construction of civil infrastructures and in aerospace, security and transportation industries, all sectors of crucial importance for the European economy and society, as stated in clusters (iii) Civil Security for Society, (iv) Digital, Industry and Space and (v) Climate, Energy and Mobility of Horizon Europe. The staff members who participate in the project will be exposed to new research environments and develop new skills, thus contributing to their increased employability and supporting top-class research in Europe. The 10 organizations will strengthen their knowledge base and develop lasting collaborations.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
Other Programme
HORIZON-MSCA-2021-SE-01-01 MSCA Staff Exchanges 2021

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Address
CALLE MADRID 126, 28903 GETAFE (MADRID), Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€55 200
Partner Organisations
Organisation
INSTYTUT PODSTAWOWYCH PROBLEMOW TECHNIKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Address
Adolfa Pawinskiego 5B, 02-106 Warsaw, Poland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€13 800
Organisation
SCUOLA IMT (ISTITUZIONI, MERCATI, TECNOLOGIE) ALTI STUDI DI LUCCA
Address
PIAZZA SAN PONZIANO 6, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€46 000
Organisation
Universidad De Sevilla
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
EU Contribution
€69 000

Technologies

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

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