Dynamic LoadingPushing the Boundaries of Aerospace Composite Material Structures

Success Stories – EXTREME Results’ Exploitation

  • SPH code

    SPH code is used for the several projects within defence sector, including Lockheed Martin, AWE, Raytheon, DSTL and offshore sector (BP).

    11th March 2020

    UBATH Impact detection system (TRL 6) developed within the scope of EXTREME was used on CFRP COMPOSITE WING STRINGER-SKIN Panel provided by the courtesy of Airbus UK.

    11th March 2020

    Enhancements to LS-DYNA that have been released with the latest version of LS-DYNA (R9.2 and newer) and made available for all customers.

    11th March 2020

    Bird strike impact on turbine blades – type of project: bilateral, industrial Aero Boosters, 1.5 years High speed forming of sheet metals – Exploiting the full potential of metals – type of project: Strategic base research funded by Flemish Research Fund (FWO), 4 years The combination of high-end, state-of-the-art equipment (partly) acquired and the solutions

    11th March 2020

    CNR – IPCB has a new research project for the Development of synthesised nanoparticles for AVIO Space to assess the fracture toughness improvement by means of prepregging technology.

    11th March 2020
  • Meso-scale modelling and advanced materials models

    Exploitation of meso-scale modelling and advanced materials models are continuously integrated in new successive versions of the Digimat-FE software.

    11th March 2020
  • TU Delft

    TU Delft has new research project with Industrial partner DAMEN Shipyards for NDT in shipbuilding within OpZuid European regional subsidy programme 2014-2020 (~300k€): “3D Optical Metrology for Thick Composite Inspection”.

    11th March 2020
  • SuperGator

    Development of a key element of the fibre optic instrumentation for characterisation of dynamic loading, namely a new 1MHz FBG interrogator called “SuperGator” by TFT has reached TRL level of 4/5.

    11th March 2020

Project Overview

The European industry is currently a world leader in aviation and to maintain its leading position and competitiveness in the dynamic global market, Europe’s industry must develop quickly and efficiently high quality products by meeting time-critical market demands and customers’ needs. Industrial competition is becoming fiercer not only from established regions, such as the USA, but from new emerging challengers, such as Brazil, Canada, etc.

Technological leadership and innovation is becoming the major competitive differentiator, most notably in terms of costs, and environmental performance. The market demands shorter cycles of new technology integration and, on the other hand, competitors enter the market with aggressive prices.

It is forecasted that in 2050, innovative products and services demanded by the market will be based on state of the art design, manufacturing and certification processes with a significant reduction of the environmental impact.

Recent studies have shown that the development and deployment of new structural technologies will have the greatest impact in the reduction of weight and operational costs compared to other technologies. Against this background, composite materials technology is of fundamental importance to current and future aircraft structures where high specific properties and integration of multiple functionalities are essential to improve weight, fuel efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions, and certification costs. The vulnerability of composite structures to localised, dynamic, sudden, and unexpected loads, may result in unpredictable complex localised damage and a loss of post-impact residual strength.

The aim of the EXTREME project is to develop novel material characterisation methods and in-situ measurement techniques, material models and simulation methods for the design and manufacture aerospace composite structures under EXTREME dynamic loadings leading to a significant reduction of weight, design and certification cost.

Reduced CO2 Emission
Cost Saving with Streamlined Design & Analysis
Certification Cost Reduction
Reduction of Development Cost with Advanced Modelling tools, Quality Control Systems and Inspection

Dissemination Activities

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The EXTREME project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 636549.
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