Thermoplastic material allowable generation using a reliability-based virtual modeling platform

Thermoplastic material allowable generation using a reliability-based virtual modeling platform

TREAL, a project funded by the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking, aims at developing an efficient framework to generate material allowables for thermoplastic based composite materials, starting from material characterization to the generation of virtual design allowables. The project commenced on the 1st of October, and will focus on the manufacturing and experimental characterization of thermoplastic composite materials, followed by reliable analysis models to predict the damage scenario. In the last part, efficient uncertainty quantification and propagation methodologies will be developed to obtain reliable material and design allowables. The project was launched officially on the 14th of November in Girona, Spain.

Girona, 14 November 2019 – This month marks the commencement of a new research and development project in the aeronautical sector coordinated by the research group AMADE (University of Girona). Financed by the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking and in the framework of Horizon 2020 program, TREAL project aims to develop an efficient framework to generate material allowables for the thermoplastic composites materials. The project consortium is composed of four partners: Airbus, AMADE research group from the University of Girona who has significant experience in the testing and characterization of composite materials, followed by University of Porto, equipped with modern manufacturing technologies for composite materials along with the experience of developing novel damage models and finally MSC e-Xstream, a software provider with years of experience with state-of-the-art multi-scale material models and developing user-friendly tools for the generation of design allowables.

The main objective of the project is to generate material allowables for thermoplastics using a reliability based virtual modeling platform, which involves manufacturing and experimental characterization of the thermoplastic composites followed by development of numerical analysis models and generation of uncertainty quantification methodologies to obtain reliable material allowables.

Contact:

Albert Turon, PhD

albert.uron@udg.edu

+34 972 418 492

 

This project has received funding from the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 864723. This publication reflects only the author’s views and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.