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Enabling Qualification of Hybrid Structures for Lightweight and Safe Maritime Transport

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Technological Innovation

Netherlands

Stichting Materials Innovation Institute (M2i)

Lead partner

address

Elektronicaweg 25
2628 Delft
Netherlands

Project budget

3 781 577

ERDF amount

2 268 946

ERDF rate

60%

Start date

13/07/2017

End date

31/07/2020

Common challenge

The drivers to reduce weight in traditionally heavy loaded structures such as ships demands the development of durable, lightweight solutions that can withstand such loads under extreme conditions. The combination of steels and composites in adhesively bonded structures can reduce weight while preserving strength, leading to lighter and stronger ships. 10% weight reduction triggers a reduction of up to 7% in fuel consumption. The potential savings, along to the manufacturing advantages, have motivated the shipbuilding industry to explore the use of adhesively bonded hybrid joints in primary structures, capable to withstand high loads and guaranteeing safety. Currently, no certification guidelines exist to orient the industry when certifying new designs using such hybrid assemblies, which limits their to secondary structures. QUALIFY will provide the necessary knowledge to remove these technological and regulatory barriers, enabling their use in primary structures in shipbuilding. 

Partners

Netherlands

Technische Universiteit Delft

England

Cambridge University

Netherlands

DAMEN SCHELDE NAVAL SHIPBUILDING

France

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore SAS

Belgium/Flanders

Universiteit Gent

Belgium/Flanders

Com&Sens

Belgium/Flanders

Parkwind

England

Lloyd's Register EMEA

Netherlands

Stichting Kenniscentrum Windturbine Materialen en Constructies

England

BAE Systems Naval Ships

Observers

Netherlands

MOCS BV

Belgium/Flanders

Onderzoekscentrum voor de aanwending van staal N.V.

Netherlands

Defensie Materieel Organisatie

Netherlands

Vereniging Industrieel Oppervlaktebehandelend Nederland (ION)

Netherlands

Netherlands Maritime Association

Netherlands

Eindhoven

Belgium/Flanders

Polymer Maritime Development

Belgium/Flanders

Dow Belgium B.V.B.A

Netherlands

SE Blades technology B.V.

Belgium/Flanders

Flanders' Maritime Cluster