EXTREME showcases results in Italy

EXTREME project showcased its results at a special EXTREME Dynamic Loading session at the 12th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology (ICCST12) on 8-10 May 2019 in Sorrento, Italy.

This special session included four hour-long sessions over the first two days of the conference, specifically aimed at showcasing findings from the EXTREME project. The sessions were open to all conference participants and composed of twelve talks from the scientists involved in the project, demonstrating the work they have carried out over the four-year project.

The titles of the talks were:

  • Multi-scale finite element modelling of unidirectional composites under impact, Philippe Martiny, Laurent Adam, e-Xstream engineering, Belgium
  • Development of an innovative material model calibration procedure for enhancement of numerical solution fidelity focusing in composite material behavior to impact loading, Efthimios Giannaros, Athanasios Kotzakolios, T Loutas, Vassilis Kostopoulos, Applied Mechanics & Vibrations Laboratory, University of Patras, Greece
  • Response of carbon fibre reinforced polymers to high velocity impact, Rade Vignjevic, Nenad Djordjevic, Tom De Vuyst, Brunel University London, Gareth Appleby-Thomat, Cranfield University, Agata Wasilczuk, Brunel University London, Michele Meo, Bath University, David Wood, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
  • Impact loaded cfrp aerospace structures with embedded sensors and actuators – design, manufacturing and testing, Andreas Hornig, Sandro Nitschke, Nils Modler, Maik Gude, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK), TU Dresden, Germany
  • Comparison between the mechanical behavior of woven basalt and glass epoxy composites at high strain rates, Ahmed Elmahdy, Patricia Verleysen, Ghent University, Belgium
  • High-speed multiplexed fiber optic sensing for extreme dynamic loading events, Jonas Mertes, Michael Haverdings, Rolf Evenblij, Technobis tft-fos, Netherlands
  • Ls-dyna assessment of composite fan subcomponents designed within extreme, Leonardo Lupelli, Giuseppe Zumpano, Vasileios Karkasinas, Rolls Royce, United Kingdom
  • On the challenges of modelling impact on shell like structures made of fiber reinforced polymers, André Haufe, Stefan Hartmann, DYNAmore GmbH, Germany
  • The Effect Of An Aromatic Hyperbranched Polyester In Aeronautical Epoxy Composites, Simona Zuppolini, Aldobenedetto Zotti, Anna Borriello, Mauro Zarrelli, National Research Council of Italy
  • High Velocity impact response on advanced composite structures, Francesco Rizzo, Fulvio Pinto, Michele Meo, University of Bath, United Kingdom.
  • Alternative Approach to Modelling Damage in Meshless SPH, Rade Vignjevic, N. Djordjevic, T. De Vuyst, Brunel University London, Michele Meo, Bath University, UK
  • Extreme shearography: high-speed shearography for measurement of impact strains on composites: Development, testing and validation, Andrei Anisimov, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, Efthimis Giannaros, Athanasios Kotzakolios, Vassilis Kostopoulos, University of Patras, Greece, Roger Groves, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

In addition to this special session, EXTREME also presented work at the International Conference on Composite Science and Technology ICCST12 conference with an additional 7 proceedings in the event schedule. The project also had its own dedicated booth at the conference.

This EU-funded project brings together 14 industrial and academic leaders in the Aerospace and Automotive sector from across the EU. The global quest for greener air transportation sees composite material playing a crucial role in greatly reducing the weight of aircraft structures. However, these materials are highly vulnerable to extreme dynamic loadings from a range of events. This includes blade off events, where a fan or turbine blade breaks within the engine, or damage from foreign objects, such as hail, runway debris, bird strike, etc.

The project has already delivered several successful technologies in the fields of:

  • matrix and fibre materials
  • material characterisation
  • sensors and data acquisition
  • imaging during and after impact
  • structural health monitoring and
  • material modelling and numerical simulation

These technologies will change the way industries make use of composite materials in the future. Watch the video below explaining the impact created by EXTREME.