"Multiscale Virtual Testing of CFRP Samples"
Funding: Fokker Aerostructures B.V.
Project period: 2014 – 2016
Principal Investigator: Dr. Claudio Lópes (claudio.lopes(AT)imdea.org)
IMDEA Materials and Fokker Aerostructures collaborate under the bilateral project VIRTEST to develop a novel multiscale simulation strategy to predict the mechanical behaviour of aeronautical composite laminates structures under static and low-velocity impact loads. VIRTEST will lead to a significant reduction in the number of physical tests required for material certification and will shorten the time necessary to design new aerospace structural components at Fokker.