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Machine learning Augmented Computational Analysis of composite panels: new insights into DAmage Mechanisms In Aerospace structures with nanoparticles

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 MACADAMIA project word cloud

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Project "MACADAMIA" data sheet

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Organization address
address: STEVINWEG 1
city: DELFT
postcode: 2628 CN

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Total cost 175˙572 €
 EC max contribution 175˙572 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2018
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2020
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2020-04-01   to  2022-03-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT NL (DELFT) coordinator 175˙572.00


 Project objective

MACADAMIA ambitiously seeks a seamless integration of machine learning concepts with physics-based models to optimise aerospace stiffened panels for damage tolerance. As an innovative strategy to delay damage, nanoparticles will be added in failure-prone hot-spots of composite stiffened panels to serve as damage arrest features. The efficacy of machine learning when used in conjunction with advanced computational methods for data classification and prediction will be smartly leveraged to classify and predict damage mechanisms in aircraft structures, the understanding of which is critical to their safe implementation. In aircraft, stiffened composite panels are popular alternatives to structures with mechanical fasteners because they retain strength while reducing weight and part count; but cost and weight savings cannot be fully realized until stiffened panels are certified without fasteners in primary load-bearing structures. It is estimated that a one-pound weight reduction on each aircraft in a commercial fleet would result in fuel savings of 14000 gallons/year, which also mitigates the environmental impact of flight. To strengthen the competitiveness of European aerospace technologies in compliance with evolving environmental regulations, it is vital to work towards accelerated certification of fastener-free composite panels. Major challenges to this goal are: i) damage mechanisms in stiffened panels are complex and coupled, making the evaluation of strength and durability difficult; ii) predictive models for life-cycle estimation have large uncertainty. MACADAMIA envisions an approach with carefully designed experiments for nanoparticle inclusion along with physics-based models to investigate strength and damage evolution in stiffened panels, and machine learning to further optimise them for longer useful life. Multidisciplinary concepts of structural mechanics, computational physics, nanotechnology and machine learning will be used to accomplish research plan.

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