MATRANS

Logo_Matrans.png Micro and Nanocrystalline Functionally Graded Materials for Transport Applications

Grant agreement no.: CP-FP 228869-2 MATRANS

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Project Summary

MATRANS aims at development of novel metal-ceramic functionally graded materials (FGMs) for aerospace and automotive applications in: (i) exhaust and propulsion systems, (ii) power transmission systems, and (iii) braking systems, with the main objective to enhance the mechanical properties of these materials through spatial variations of material composition and microstructure.
Specifically, MATRANS deals with two groups of bulk FGMs: (i) ceramics-copper/copper alloys, (ii) ceramics-intermetallics. These FGM systems have not yet been used in the transport sectors targeted.

The MATRANS methodology is problem-oriented and comprehensive combining interrelated activities of material processing (core activity of the project), characterisation, modelling and demonstration. The processing will encompass starting materials (e.g. nanopowders) and the resulting FGMs. Characterisation of the FGMs will include detailed description of microstructure, measurements of physical and mechanical properties and residual stresses. The modelling will be carried out at a design phase and for the material response to combined thermomechanical loading and extreme service conditions. Extensive use of multiscale approaches and numerical methods will be made.

The project addresses the joint design of the FGM and the structural component it is intended for. Economical and ecological aspects of processing are included. Risks aspects of material non-performance will be tackled, too. MATRANS has mobilized a critical mass of interdisciplinary expertise and highly specialized equipment. The consortium includes leading groups from materials science, physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering and computer science. The industry and SME involvement in the project is substantial. As the exploitation measures, the industrial partners will define business plans and start pilot cases during the project, followed by upscaling activities after the project end.

Consortium

Beneficiary Number

Beneficiary name

Beneficiary short name

Country
1 (coordinator)

European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials AISBL (KMM-VIN)*

KMM-VIN
Belgium
2

Fraunhofer-Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung

FRAUN-HOFER
Germany
3

National Technical University of Athens

NTUA
Greece
4

Wroclaw University of Technology

WRUT
Poland
5

Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics, Slovak Academy of Sciences

IMSAS
Slovakia
6

Cardiff University

CU
UK
7

EADS Deutschland GmbH

EADS
Germany
 
8
 
Centro Richerche FIAT
CRF
Italy
 
9
 
Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies GmbH
R-TECH
Germany
 
10
 
Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern
UNIKL
Germany

*) KMM-VIN is a grouping according to FP7 definition, including in the MATRANS project KMM-VIN itself and the following core members (via Special Clause 10 of the Grant Agreement):

1a. Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (ITME), Poland
1b. Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT), Poland
1c. Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences (IMIM), Poland
1d. Technische Universitaet Darmstadt (TUD), Germany
1e. Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), Italy
1f. Universita Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM), Italy

 

 

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