UGR will lead a European Project for the creation of ultra-light intelligent structures for use in aircraft and wind turbines
24 September, 2019
The ENHAnCE project, in which 9 European institutions are participating, has been financed with 2.67 million euros.
The coordination of a European project of the H2020 programme is a success for the University of Granada (UGR) and for the DaSCI Institute to which some of its principal researchers are affiliated. The consortium will be led by Professor Manuel Chiachío and made up of 9 top-level scientific and technological institutions: University of Granada (Spain), German Space Agency (Germany), University of Nottingham (UK), University of Strathclyde (UK), Milan Polytechnic (Italy), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), CEA-Tech Institute (France), Belgian Centre for Aeronautical Research, Cenaero (Belgium), Foundation for Research, Development and Application of Composite Materials, FIDAMC (Spain).
The project will start on 1 January 2020 and will have a duration of four years and a funding of 2.67 million euros to be distributed among the different members of the consortium.
The principal objective of the ENHAnCE project is the development of technology for the creation of intelligent ultralight structures. These structures will have self-diagnostic and prognostic capacity in the form of cyber-physical systems, and will be applicable to aerospace structures, wind turbine blades, as well as other civil engineering structures such as bridges, towers, and so on.