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Hierarchical multifunctional composites with thermoelectrically powered autonomous structural health monitoring for the aviation industry

HARVEST

Hierarchical multifunctional composites with thermoelectrically powered autonomous structural health monitoring for the aviation industry

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Objectives: 

HARVEST will unleash the potential of breakthrough technologies by creating integrated multifunctional systems for Aeronautics via the development of:

  1. Structural composites, comprised of hierarchical carbon fibre (CF) reinforcements and an innovative thermoset 3R (repair, recycle and reprocess) epoxy matrix with ThermoElectric Generation (TEG) and self-repair capabilities,
  2. Autonomously TEG -driven integrated systems for on- and off-line structural health monitoring-(SHM) and
  3. Wired and low-power wireless SHM data transmission and mining system. The innovative intelligent materials and parts will be manufactured in purposefully developed pilot lines aiming at reducing production time and costs.

CFs yarns or textiles will be coated with nanomaterials using facile & environmentally friendly deposition and doping methods in a Roll-to-Roll (R2R) pilot line targeting dramatically increased TEG performance compared to existing composites, carbon and organic based materials. Innovative TEG-hierarchical composites will be manufactured with new generation 3R thermoset matrix systems enabling out of autoclave manufacturing and self-repair. These will be interfaced with a purposely designed hardware to:

  1. Power inherent functionalities (e.g. strain, damage or UV-exposure sensing),
  2. Drive external elements (e.g. piezo electric sensors for SHM) and
  3. Transmit sensing signals to a remote panel.

The autonomous SHM systems will increase the safety of civil aviation; reduce emissions and maintenance & life cycle costs. The proposed technologies will be finally integrated in two aircraft demonstrator parts, targeting areas with temperature gradients (e.g. engine vs. environment, inside vs. outside fuselage during flight) or where quick heat dissipation is essential (e.g. landing gear after take-off). The location of suitable heat sinks in real structures will be established using advanced numerical tools to identify thermal gradients in operating environment.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
MG-1-4-2016-2017 Breakthrough innovation
Lead Organisation: 

Panepistimio Ioanninon

Address: 
Leoforos Stavros S Niarchos, Panepistimioupoli Ioanninon
45110 Ioannina
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€794,979
Partner Organisations: 

Institut Fuer Verbundwerkstoffe Gmbh

Address: 
Erwin-Schroedinger-Strasse Geb 58
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€260,313

Societe Nationale De Construction Aerospatiale Sonaca Sa

Address: 
Route Nationale Cinq
6041 Gosselies
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€292,841

Tiriakidis Basileios Anonimi Biomichaniki Emporiki Techniki Etairia Ae

Address: 
AGROKTIMA FLORINAS AA1834
53100 FLORINA
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€246,875

Universita Degli Studi Di Padova

Address: 
Via 8 Febbraio 1848 2
35122 Padova
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€286,238

Teletel Sa Telecommunications And Information Technology

Address: 
124, Kifissias avenue
11526 ATHENS
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€206,250

Carbures Aerospace & Defense Global Sa

Address: 
CALLE INGENIERIA 4 TECNOPARQUE BAHIA DE CADIZ SITO EN CARRETERA EL PUERTO SANLUAR KM 5,5
11500 EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€317,278

Fom Technologies Aps

Address: 
DIPLOMVEJ 377 018
2800 KGS. LYNGBY
Denmark
EU Contribution: 
€795,399

Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Gmbh

Address: 
Willi Bleicher Str 19
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€205,125

Nanocyl Sa

Address: 
Rue De L'essor 4
5060 Sambreville
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€217,500

Fundacion Cidetec

Address: 
PASEO MIRAMON 196 PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE MIRAMON
20014 SAN SEBASTIAN
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€377,125
Technologies: 
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