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Increasing resource efficiency of aviation through implementation of ALM technology and bionic design in all stages of an aircraft life cycle

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€7 968 812
EU Contribution
€6 441 062
Project Acronym
Bionic Aircraft
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-MG-2015_TwoStages
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) processes can significantly contribute to the demanding task within the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) to reduce the impact of aviation on the environment.

The unique manufacturing process of ALM technologies promises great weight saving potential, due to the possibility to produce bionically optimized lightweight structures of high complexity in a resource efficient way with a material exploitation of >90%. Airbus envisions completely new types of aircrafts, inspired by biomimetic, which will only be manufacturable by a broad application of ALM. Unfortunately, the design process as well as manufacturing process itself is time consuming and expensive, limiting the applicability in the aerospace industry. To overcome these barriers and to be able to exploit the potential ALM offers to reduce emissions along the entire life-cycle of an aircraft, the following developments are planned:

  • automated ALM design process to significantly reduce time and costs for bionic lightweight design
  • energy efficient and highly productive ALM process with innovative beam shaping optics to lower costs of manufacturing and reduce emissions during manufacturing
  • new high strength ALM aluminium material to increase the lightweight potential of ALM structures
  • integrity system for complex ALM parts for integrity check and avoidance of deficient parts
  • innovative NDT and repair methods for highly complex ALM parts to increase service life
  • recycling method for ALM parts to avoid disposal
  • innovative after sales supply chain based on ALM to reduce emission for spare parts production and logistics

With these developments, the project will raise the potential of ALM-technology and biomimetic design methodologies and will reduce the impact of aviation on the environment along the entire product-life-cycle of an airplane (Design & Product Development; Manufacturing; Operation; Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul; Recycling; Disposal).

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€2 119 684
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Asociacion Espanola De Normalizacion
Address
Calle Genova 6, 28004 Madrid, Spain
EU Contribution
€89 250
Organisation
Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation
Address
PARQUE CIENTIFICO Y TECNOLOGICO DE GIPUZKOA PASEO MIKELETEGI 2, 20009 DONOSTIA/SAN SEBASTIAN (GIPUZKOA), Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 095 638
Organisation
Technische Universitat Hamburg
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1, 21073 Hamburg, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Hexagon Metrology Spa
Address
VIA VITTIME DI PIAZZA LOGGIA 6, 10024 MONCALIERI, Italy
EU Contribution
€990 000
Organisation
Enlyte Ltd
Address
15 DOVERDALE DRIVE, GLOUCESTER, GL2 0NN, United Kingdom
EU Contribution
€55 733
Organisation
Airbus Deutschland Gmbh
Address
Kreetslag 10, 950109 HAMBURG, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€598 375
Organisation
Hexagon Technology Center Gmbh
Address
HEINRICH WILD STRASSE, 9345 HEERBRUGG, Switzerland
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Lzn Laser Zentrum Nord Gmbh
Address
AM SCHLEUSENGRABEN 14, 21029 HAMBURG, Germany
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Tekna Plasma Europe
Address
200 BOULEVARD DE LA RESISTANCE, 71000 MACON, France
EU Contribution
€760 446
Organisation
Cenit Aktiengesellschaft
Address
INDUSTRIESTRASSE 52-54, 70565 STUTTGART, Germany
EU Contribution
€731 936

Technologies

Technology Theme
Additive manufacturing
Technology
Additive Layer Manufacturing

The manufacture of three dimensional parts using many two dimensional layers stacked up to offer reduced manufacturing costs and increased flexibility.

Development phase
Research/Invention
Technology Theme
Additive manufacturing
Technology
Near Net Shape Hot Isostatic Pressing (NNSHIPping)

Process for the production of metallic components by applying pressure and heat to metallic powder in the mould, to produce a component with uniform material properties that is close to the designed final shape and which needs minimal final machining or further processing

Development phase
Research/Invention
Technology Theme
Non destructive testing
Technology
New NDT and repair methods for ALM parts
Development phase
Research/Invention

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