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Tyre Impact on Optimized Composite Wing panel

European Union
Geo-spatial type
Total project cost
€1 511 775
EU Contribution
€1 511 775
Project Acronym
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport


Call for proposal
Link to CORDIS

Thanks to the confidence gained in the numerical simulation methods through correlation with a wide range of tests, nonlinear “realistic simulations” are taking more and more place in the design and sizing of aeronautical components during development and Certification phases. Airworthiness Authorities agree more and more to use the “virtual testing” or “realistic simulations” as means of compliance for all the items for which an acceptable level of validation of methodologies has been demonstrated.

The main objective of the TIOC-Wing project is the development and the validation of criteria and a virtual testing methodology that will allow to predict the resistance of a representative stiffened composite wing panel subjected to the impact of tyre debris and the residual strength capability of the damaged structure.

This will be reached by means of a test program focused on tyre debris impact events on composite aircraft structures and using the acquired experimental data to develop and validate numerical computational tools. The Consortium of TIOC-Wing project joins expertise in composite material knowledge, testing and manufacturing, in tyre tread impact testing and numerical simulations from 3 partners: SONACA, DGA-TA and CENAERO coming from Aeronautical Industry, referenced Test Laboratory in foreign objects impact capabilities and Research and Technology Center in advanced numerical simulations.

TIOC-Wing will give the opportunity for the partners of the Consortium to enhance the level of expertise in the field of foreign objects impact aircraft vulnerability. For the industrial partners, the anticipation of such particular risks in the early stage of the development of an aircraft will reduce inherent costs due to possible modifications in a more advanced phase of the program, needed to satisfy the Certification requirements. This also enables an increase in the competitiveness through innovation by integration of advanced computational tools in the sizing loop. Decrease of development tests will have as consequence the decrease of non recurrent costs.

Finally, during future development of the next generation of aircraft thanks to less conservative approaches, TIOC-Wing offers the means for possible optimization of design concepts and weight savings strategies with reducing the CO2 emissions.


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU. - ITD Airframe
Other Programme
JTI-CS2-2019-CFP10-AIR-01-44 Development of a methodology to optimize a wing composite panel with respect to tyre damage certification requirement


Lead Organisation
Societe Nationale De Construction Aerospatiale Sonaca Sa
Route Nationale Cinq, 6041 Gosselies, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€911 900
Partner Organisations
Ministere De La Defense
Rue Saint Dominique, 14, 75007 PARIS, France
EU Contribution
€427 875
Centre De Recherche En Aeronautique Asbl - Cenaero
Batiment Eole, 1Er Étage - Rue Des Frères Wright 29, 6041 Gosselies, Belgium
EU Contribution
€172 000


Technology Theme
Computer-aided design and engineering
Predictive virtual testing of composite structures up to failure
Development phase

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