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Mat4Rail SIGNED

Designing the railway of the future: Fire resistant composite materials and smart modular design

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Project "Mat4Rail" data sheet

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Coordinator
FUNDACION CIDETEC 

Organization address
address: PASEO MIRAMON 196 PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE MIRAMON
city: SAN SEBASTIAN
postcode: 20014
website: www.cidetec.es

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website http://www.mat4rail.eu/
 Total cost 3˙495˙216 €
 EC max contribution 3˙495˙216 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.4.8.1. (Innovation Programme 1 (IP1): Cost-efficient and reliable trains)
 Code Call H2020-S2RJU-OC-2017
 Funding Scheme Shift2Rail-RIA
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-10-01   to  2019-09-30

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FUNDACION CIDETEC ES (SAN SEBASTIAN) coordinator 489˙375.00
2    UNIVERSITAET BREMEN DE (BREMEN) participant 496˙500.00
3    RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB SE (BORAS) participant 324˙428.00
4    IMA MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND ANWENDUNGSTECHNIK GMBH DE (DRESDEN) participant 253˙000.00
5    COEXPAIR SA BE (NAMUR) participant 235˙937.00
6    AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS ES (PATERNA VALENCIA) participant 212˙665.00
7    NVGTR GBR DE (München) participant 211˙875.00
8    HUNTSMAN ADVANCED MATERIALS (SWITZERLAND) GMBH CH (BASEL) participant 209˙375.00
9    INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON ES (ZARAGOZA) participant 197˙187.00
10    CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE BE (BRUXELLES) participant 180˙625.00
11    ACCELOPMENT AG CH (ZUERICH) participant 175˙312.00
12    SPIRIT DESIGN - INNOVATION AND BRAND GMBH AT (WIEN) participant 172˙091.00
13    GRAMMER RAILWAY INTERIOR GMBH DE (AMBERG) participant 150˙187.00
14    ASAS ALUMINYUM SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI TR (ISTANBUL) participant 70˙937.00
15    INDAT MODELLBAU WERKZEUGBAU FORMENBAU GMBH AT (ROHRBACH AN DER GOLSEN) participant 58˙750.00
16    ESCATEC SWITZERLAND AG CH (HEERBRUGG) participant 56˙968.00

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 Project objective

Europe’s railway industries require a step change in technologies and design for the next generation of rail vehicles in order to remain competitive globally. Innovative materials and modular design for rolling stock are considered to become key to success. Composite materials with their unique properties (lightness, repairabillity, corrosion resistance…) have demonstrated a high potential for lighter, more energy- and cost-efficient structural components in relevant sectors such aeronautic or automotive industries. However, currently available structural composites do not meet Fire, Smoke & Toxicity requirements of the railway sector, and thus cannot be used for the manufacturing of carbodyshell parts. Mat4Rail will face these challenges through a two-tier approach: In work stream I, our materials team (including resin producers, composite manufacturers, and experts on joining technologies and testing) will: i) synthesize novel fire retardant resins (epoxy, benzoxazine or hybrids) and manufacture composite batches; ii) modify fatigue and static load cases according to new requirements for polymeric materials; iii) further develop structural adhesive bonding combined with riveting and bolting for permanent and non-permanent joints and the repair of the new composites; and iV) assess novel design concepts for access door systems using new materials and joining technologies. In work stream II, our specialised design and engineering teams will develop new concepts for interior design of rolling stock including: i) plug and play systems which function like a limbic technical and power system for new electric utilities; ii) innovative lightweight seats and iii) a compact and ergonomic driver’s desk. Together, our multi-disciplinary consortium of 7 SMEs, 3 large industries, 5 RTDs and 1 UNI clearly has the experience and skills required to deliver innovations for uptake by the Shift2Rail JU members and the European railway industries.

 Deliverables

List of deliverables.
Virtual prototype of driver\'s stand Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-03-27 11:43:06
Physical and virtual prototype of innovative seats Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-02-20 18:01:19
Virtual prototype and mock-up(s) of plug & play system Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-02-20 18:01:09
Dissemination and public engagement activity and impact assessment report Documents, reports 2020-02-13 13:09:29
Presentations to standardisation bodies Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-02-13 13:09:47
Mat4Rail final workshop Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-02-13 13:09:50
Mat4Rail website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-02-13 13:11:37
Demonstration at trade fairs Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-02-13 13:09:27

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of Mat4Rail deliverables.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Marco, N. Soriano, A. Navarro Muedra, B. López Rius.
Study of the influence of flame-retardant additives on the mechanical properties of epoxy-fiberglass and basalt composites
published pages: 103-106, ISSN: 2531-0739, DOI:
Materiales Compuestos 3 2019-12-16
2019 Sandra Gómez-Fernández, Elena Jubete, Blai López, Arsenio Navarro, Inma Roig, Klaus Ritter, Christof Storz, Nicolas Gogibus, Alaitz Rekondo
Paving the way for a wider use of composites in railway industry
published pages: , ISSN: 1388-6150, DOI: 10.1007/s10973-019-08286-6
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 2019-11-22

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