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TRIMIS

Improving the crashworthiness of composite transportation structures

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€3 933 282
EU Contribution
€3 933 282
Project Acronym
ICONIC
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
H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

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 with metals, but at significantly lower weight and without increasing cost.  This is viewed by industry as an exceptionally challenging goal and will require highly trained engineers, versed in the myriad aspects of designing cost-effective, crashworthy composites structures, and capable of harnessing the latest research developments in the fast-changing world of composites.

The ICONIC ETN aims to cultivate such a new generation of young engineers; comfortable and fluent in the integration and exploitation of knowledge from fields as diverse as materials science, chemistry, computational methods, solid and damage mechanics, textile technology, structural design and optimisation. These researchers will acquire the skills to enable the sustainable and economically-viable design of a new generation of highly efficient, lightweight transportation composite structures that will provide the maximum protection to occupants through superior crashworthiness. 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will be recruited to take up posts, across the UK, Ireland, Greece, Germany, Italy and Sweden, in an innovative, multidisciplinary and intersectoral structured research and training programme.

ICONIC is supported by a strong consortium from academia, large industrial enterprises and innovative SMEs. A comprehensive training and secondment programme (including joint supervision and industrial mentoring) will equip researchers with additional transferable skills to ensure future employability and career progression.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Other Programme
MSCA-ITN-2016 Innovative Training Networks

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
The Queen's University Of Belfast
Address
University Road Lanyon Building, Belfast, BT7 1NN, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€819 864
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Short Brothers Plc
Address
Airport Road, Queens Island, Belfast, BT3 9DZ, United Kingdom
EU Contribution
€273 288
Organisation
Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni
Address
Strada Torino, 50, 10043 ORBASSANO (TO), Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€516 123
Organisation
Rise Sicomp Ab
Address
FIBERVAEGEN 2 - OEJEBYN, 941 26 PITEA, Sweden
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€527 319
Organisation
University Of Limerick
Address
NATIONAL TECHNOLOGICAL PARK, PLASSEY, LIMERICK, Ireland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€531 349
Organisation
Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v
Address
Linder Hoehe, 51147 KOELN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€249 216
Organisation
Politecnico Di Torino
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi, 10129 Torino, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€258 061
Organisation
Panepistimio Patron
Address
University Campus- Rio, 26500 Patras, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€484 774
Organisation
University Of Ulster
Address
Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA, United Kingdom
EU Contribution
€273 288

Technologies

Technology Theme
Computer-aided design and engineering
Technology
HPC and CAE software for crash modelling
Development phase
Research/Invention

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