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Damage Controlled Composite Materials

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Project "DACOMAT" data sheet

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Organization address
address: STRINDVEGEN 4
postcode: 7034
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 Coordinator Country Norway [NO]
 Project website
 Total cost 5˙873˙915 €
 EC max contribution 5˙873˙915 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Advanced materials)
 Code Call H2020-NMBP-2017-two-stage
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-01-01   to  2021-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SINTEF AS NO (TRONDHEIM) coordinator 862˙730.00
3    LM WIND POWER AS DK (KOLDING) participant 668˙546.00
4    UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE UK (GLASGOW) participant 552˙331.00
6    FIRECO AS NO (FREDRIKSTAD) participant 491˙675.00
8    HEXCEL COMPOSITES LTD UK (CAMBRIDGE) participant 390˙426.00
9    3B-FIBREGLASS BE (HERVE) participant 361˙646.00
10    JCH INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY LIMITED UK (BANGOR) participant 347˙500.00
12    DNV GL AS NO (HOVIK) participant 125˙183.00
13    AYMING FR (GENNEVILLIERS CEDEX) participant 79˙375.00
14    STIFTELSEN SINTEF NO (TRONDHEIM) participant 0.00


 Project objective

Society is dependent upon the continuous functioning of critical infrastructures such as road bridges and energy supply. These infrastructures are exposed to high loads and harsh environmental conditions through their lifetime in operation and materials failures lead to down time having vast negative effects on productivity and well-being in society in terms of lost time, shortened life cycles and increased service costs. So engineers face the challenge to develop durable materials compatible with industrial standards in an economically viable way. Composites represent attractive materials and are increasingly used for such applications since they demonstrate low weight, high strength and stiffness and high environmental resistance. However composites suffer from sudden brittle failure mainly due to production defects and handling damages; this is currently handled by strict quality and process control from manufacturers, resulting in high production costs which can represent a barrier to introduction and development of composites in a wide range of applications. The general objective of DACOMAT is to develop more damage tolerant and damage predictable low cost composite materials in particular aimed for used in large load carrying constructions like bridges, buildings, wind-turbine blades and off shore structures. The developed materials and condition monitoring solutions will enable composite structures to be designed and manufactured as large parts allowing for more and larger manufacturing defects and the need for manual inspection to be dramatically reduced. A demonstration of the materials’ performances in relevant environment will be conducted in two business cases: wind turbine blades and road bridge beams, while both LCC and LCA analysis will also strengthen the project’s credibility.The project gathers the full industrial value chain: ranging from materials development and manufacturing to composite parts demonstrators and standardisation.


List of deliverables.
Characterization of fracture mechanisms, fibre bridging and correlation to AE activity Documents, reports 2020-04-25 01:24:50
Interim LCA and LCCA report based upon technology selection and modelled processes Documents, reports 2020-04-25 01:25:16
Determining the governing factors for promotion of secondary delamination fronts Documents, reports 2020-04-25 01:25:04
Cohesive zone model for mode I and mode II delamination (plane stress) Other 2020-04-25 01:24:20
Advanced algorithms for damage detection from strain measurements Other 2020-04-25 01:24:35
Fatigue model based on a cohesive law Other 2020-04-25 01:25:32
Micromechanical model for fibre peel-off and pull-out Other 2020-04-25 01:24:06
Report on mode II interface cohesive law using an improved single fibre fragmentation test Documents, reports 2020-01-27 15:32:35
LCA database of environmental impacts to inform material selection process Other 2020-01-27 15:32:35
DACOMAT project website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-27 15:32:35

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


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Stergios Goutianos
Acoustic emission characteristics of unidirectional glass/epoxy composites under mixed-mode fracture
published pages: , ISSN: 2523-3963, DOI: 10.1007/s42452-019-0499-z
SN Applied Sciences 1/5 2020-01-29
2018 A. Güemes, M. Reyes, J. Garcia-ramirez, C. Aguilar, A. Fernandez-Lopez
Simulation of a fiber-optic based SHM system. Application to a bonded repair patch
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10th International Symposium on NDT in Aerospace, 24 – 26 Oct 2018, Dresden, Germany 2020-01-27
2018 Peter G. Jenkins, Liu Yang, James L. Thomason
Investigation of the effect of sizing on the tensile and interface properties of continuous basalt fibre and polypropylene
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ECCM18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials 2020-01-27
2018 Stergios Goutianos, Bent F. Sørensen
Effect of Cohesive Law Parameters on Instability of Crack Growth
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ESMC 2018 – 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference 2020-01-27
2018 Stergios Goutianos, Bent F. Sørensen
Increase of fracture resistance by the interaction of two-cracks - cohesive law scale effects
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6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 6) 2020-01-27
2018 Stergios Goutianos, Bent F. Sørensen
Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Composites with Ply-Drops - Measurement of Delamination Fatigue Crack Growth Rate
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
ECCM18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials 2020-01-27

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