Limiting the climate change-induced temperature increase to less than 2°C will require strong reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Lightweight materials and fibre-reinforced composites in particular, are a key enabling technology to achieve this goal. Current composite applications are however strongly overdesigned due to a lack of reliable design tools and predictive models for their mechanical properties. Developing, using and applying these models requires interdisciplinary researchers with a strong background in both modelling and experiments, but such researchers are scarce.
The FiBreMoD project aims to train 13 such researchers to become multi-talented and interdisciplinary researchers that will be highly coveted in the field of composites.
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An adventure from Lisbon to Lulea
The FiBreMoD researchers have been to Lulea last week for the CompTest conference. The conference was very interesting, FiBreMoD won the best oral presentation award through the work of Lorenzo and new contacts were made but that’s not what brings us here today. Today I would like to tell you the story of my travel adventure to Lulea. Join in for the ride!
Instructions for the second international benchmarking exercise on longitudinal tensile failure are now available!
Several models for predicting the tensile response of unidirectional composites are available in the literature. Each of these models is based on a unique set of assumptions, and formulations vary significantly across the different models. The idea of this exercise is to compare the predictions of different models, not only with each other but also with experimental data. This comparison will focus on the tensile strength and accumulation of fibre damage in unidirectional composites.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 722626. Within H2020-EU.1.3.1 the goal is to train a new generation of creative and innovative researchers, able to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit in the Union.