CIDAUT Foundation attended the technical workshop on “JTI Clean Sky2: 6th call for proposals” at the Fundación Centro Tecnológico De Miranda De Ebro on 4 may 2017

06/20/2017 by cidaut

The aim of the workshop was to provide practical information on the overall functioning of this European initiative to support transnational cooperative R&D on automotive sector (Clean Sky 2), in particular the 6th call for proposals.

Clean Sky is the largest European research programme developing innovative, cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, Clean Sky contributes to strengthening European aero-industry collaboration, global leadership and competitiveness.  This 6th Clean Sky call for proposals is the biggest Call ever launched by Clean Sky 2: 74

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BRACKETWELD project (Clean Sky 2): CIDAUT will contribute to the development of an innovative welding process for the rapid assembly of thermoplastic brackets to thermoset-matrix composite structures

06/09/2016 by cidaut

CIDAUT has recently started the project BRACKETWELD, a 3 years Research & Innovation Action launched under the Platform 2 of the Large Passenger Aircraft IADP program within Clean Sky 2, which is orientated to the development, assessment and selection of integrative concepts to optimize assembly of elementary parts, sub-components and modules in modern aircrafts. The general objective of the BRACKETWELD project is to contribute to the cost-efficient integration of system and aircraft structures by the development of innovative technology for the rapid assembly of thermoplastic brackets to thermosetting composite components like stringers and frames.

Brackets are small

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ACCUBLADE project (CLEAN SKY): CIDAUT contributes to the validation of Active Gurney Flap systems for rotorcraft blades through innovative research on composites process and tooling design

09/18/2015 by cidaut

One of the most challenging areas of research leaded by the Green Rotorcraft Consortium (GRC) within the Clean Sky Program was the development of Active Rotor Technologies as the Active Gurney Flap (AGF) systems, which enable a helicopter to operate with a reduced tip speed of its main rotor whilst preserving the current flight capabilities. The on-going validation of innovative AGF systems by the GRC required the manufacturing and testing in wind tunnel tests of small scale composite model blades before their implementation at full scale. The integration of the AGF systems into the model blades (figure 1)

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CIDAUT Develops an Accurate Mould Design Methodology for Composite Parts Through the Simulation of Process-Induced Distortions

09/05/2014 by cidaut

Within the scope of the Cleansky Programme, CIDAUT leads a research project aimed at the manufacturing of composite rotorcraft blades with very tight tolerances that will incorporate an Active Gurney Flap mechanism. Active Gurney Flap (AGF) systems enable the rotorcraft to safely operate with reduced tip speeds whilst preserving high performances with reduced fuel consumption and noise; something that constitutes one of the most challenging research areas leaded by the Green Rotorcraft Consortium in the Cleansky Programme: the development of Active Rotor Technologies.

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Nemesis, paving the way to Aircraft Recycling

09/05/2014 by cidaut

Since January 2013 CIDAUT has been working on the NEMESIS project, entitled  “New Trends and Market Survey for the End of Life of Aircrafts. Eco Design Guideline”. CIDAUT has led the consortium working with three other partners (University of Valladolid, ITRB Ltd and PBLH International Consulting), all under the supervision of Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology.

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The dismantling of aircraft materials nowadays is not a real option; many planes lie abandoned around the world or have been sent to landfills.
To deal with this undesired situation,
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