CRASHING is an European project funded by the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative (JTI-Clean Sky) within the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union. In this ambitious two years research project, the state-of-the-art in multiscale simulation of composites will be transferred to the current numerical tools used by the industry in the simulation of the mechanical behaviour of composite structures for aerospace applications. Final models of the multi-scale approach will be suitable for simulations of aircraft crash-landing, ditching, bird strike, ice impacts and, in general, situations where the aircraft is subject to high frequency dynamic loads phenomena.
Image shows a ply model (Representative Volume Element, RVE)
The CRASHING consortium is led by IMDEA Materials Institute and includes also Carlos III University of Madrid. Representatives of this two Institutions and of the Topic Manager attended the kick-off meeting of the project which took place past Tuesday 29th of April 2014 at IMDEA Materials Institute.