With an initial budget of 3 million euros and the participation of twelve European members, the Laysa project (Multifunctional Layers for Safer Aircraft Composite Structures) will develop a new multilayer material that approaches the problems of icing protection, fire resistance and health monitoring of a composite component simultaneously. The outer layer of the multilayer material will be reinforced with either carbon nanofibers or carbon nanotubes.
The conductive capacity of the carbon will mean that an electrical field will heat the composite component and avoid ice from building up on its surface. An inner layer will contain inorganic nanoreinforcements that may be combined with flame retardants to enhance the fire resistance of the component without significantly increasing its weight, a key factor in aeronautical applications.
The sensory capacity of the materials will also be used to identify the status of the part at all times (self-inspection).
The LAYSA project counts of the participation of five industrial companies (INASCO, Advanced Composite Group, Huntsman, Aries Complex and Aernnova), three research centres (Swerea SICOMP AB, Centre de la Recherche Paul Pascal-Transform and TECNALIA) and four universities (University of Patras, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille, University of Cranfield and Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour) from the six European countries: United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Greece and Spain.
As well as heading and coordinating the project, the TECNALIA Aerospace Unit will be responsible for characterising and developing the composite materials (nanomaterials: carbon nanotubes and nanofibers, etc.) so that they have the required thermal and electrical conductivity.
Especially notable is the fact that TECNALIA is leading one of the Level 1 projects out of a total of 22 financed (in the field of aeronautics) arising from the first announcement or call for the VII Framework Programme, and within this list can be found such significant leaders as Airbus, EADS, Rolls-Royce, Alenia, Thales and other giants in the aeronautics sector.
Irati Kortabitarte | alfa
New concept for structural colors
18.05.2018 | Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Saarbrücken mathematicians study the cooling of heavy plate from Dillingen
17.05.2018 | Universität des Saarlandes
At the LASYS 2018, from June 5th to 7th, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) will be showcasing processes for the laser material processing of tomorrow in hall 4 at stand 4E75. With blown bomb shells the LZH will present first results of a research project on civil security.
At this year's LASYS, the LZH will exhibit light-based processes such as cutting, welding, ablation and structuring as well as additive manufacturing for...
There are videos on the internet that can make one marvel at technology. For example, a smartphone is casually bent around the arm or a thin-film display is rolled in all directions and with almost every diameter. From the user's point of view, this looks fantastic. From a professional point of view, however, the question arises: Is that already possible?
At Display Week 2018, scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP will be demonstrating today’s technological possibilities and...
So-called quantum many-body scars allow quantum systems to stay out of equilibrium much longer, explaining experiment | Study published in Nature Physics
Recently, researchers from Harvard and MIT succeeded in trapping a record 53 atoms and individually controlling their quantum state, realizing what is called a...
The historic first detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes far outside our galaxy opened a new window to understanding the universe. A...
A team led by Austrian experimental physicist Rainer Blatt has succeeded in characterizing the quantum entanglement of two spatially separated atoms by observing their light emission. This fundamental demonstration could lead to the development of highly sensitive optical gradiometers for the precise measurement of the gravitational field or the earth's magnetic field.
The age of quantum technology has long been heralded. Decades of research into the quantum world have led to the development of methods that make it possible...
02.05.2018 | Event News
13.04.2018 | Event News
12.04.2018 | Event News
22.05.2018 | Trade Fair News
22.05.2018 | Trade Fair News
22.05.2018 | Life Sciences