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ECO-COMPASS EU/China project: status and outlook on ecological improved composites for aviation interior and secondary structures

Bachmann, Jens and YI, Xiaosu (2018) ECO-COMPASS EU/China project: status and outlook on ecological improved composites for aviation interior and secondary structures. 8th EASN-CEAS International Workshop on Manufacturing for Growth & Innovation, 6.-9. Sep. 2018, Glasgow, UK.

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Fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) are important materials used in aviation due to their excellent mechanical properties combined with relatively low weight enabling the reduction of fuel consumption. For example, expensive carbon fibre reinforced epoxy resins are used in fuselage and wing structures. Glass fibre reinforced phenolic resins are mainly used for the interior panels due to their low weight and favourable fire properties. All these composite materials used in aviation have one thing in common: they are man-made. Renewable materials like bio-fibres and bio-resins are under investigation for a long time for composites but they did not made it into modern aircraft in high amounts yet. The project ECO-COMPASS started in April 2016 under Horizon 2020 and aims to bundle the knowledge of 17 partners from China and Europe to develop ecological improved composites for the use in aircraft interior and secondary structures. With a duration of three years the cooperation aims to deepen the general relationship between both continents. Bio-based reinforcements, resins and sandwich cores are developed and optimized for their application in aviation. Furthermore the use of recycled carbon fibres to increase the mechanical strength and multifunctional aspects of bio-composites are evaluated. In order to withstand the special stresses in aviation environment, protection technologies to mitigate the risks of fire, lightning and moisture uptake are under investigation. An adapted modelling and simulation will enable the optimization of the composite design. Electrical conductive composites for electromagnetic interference shielding and lightning strike protection are under investigation in ECO-COMPASS as well. The cooperation includes the exchange of knowledge and materials in order to optimize the development of ecological friendly composites. The aim of the presentation at the EASN-CEAS conference is to give an overview of the project objetives and it’s special background with the collaboration of Chinese and European partners. Selected topics of the ECO-COMPASS project will be presented in more detail with the current status from the technical work-packages. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 690638 and the Special Research Plan on Civil Aircraft of Ministry for Industry and Information of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT) under Grant No MJ-2015-H-G-103.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/121628/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:ECO-COMPASS EU/China project: status and outlook on ecological improved composites for aviation interior and secondary structures
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Bachmann, Jensjens.bachmann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7297-3272
YI, XiaosuAVIC Composite Corporation Ltd. (ACC), Beijing, ChinaUNSPECIFIED
Date:6 September 2018
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:eco-composite, natural fibre, aviation, interior, secondary structure
Event Title:8th EASN-CEAS International Workshop on Manufacturing for Growth & Innovation
Event Location:Glasgow, UK
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:6.-9. Sep. 2018
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Structures and Materials (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Multifunctional Materials
Deposited By: Bachmann, Jens
Deposited On:26 Nov 2018 08:47
Last Modified:20 Jun 2021 15:51

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