Sustainable and Cost Efficient High Performance Composite Structures demanding Temperature and Fire Resistance

Sustainable and Cost Efficient High Performance Composite Structures demanding Temperature and Fire Resistance

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769178.

The SuCoHS project is looking into expanding the use of composite materials in areas where high thermal conditions are demanded to save both weight and cost. In particular, the SuCoHS project envisages new structural concepts with novel multi-material composites that can provide high resistivity against thermal, mechanical and fire loading. These developments also allow higher production rates. They help to make the manufacturing process cost competitive, by using minimal amounts of material and energy, while reducing the requirement for visual inspection or rework. New solutions for the monitoring of structural health are considered in order to enable maintenance activities based directly on the conditions of the structure and the load that it suffers.