DACOMAT - Damage Controlled Composite Materials
The objective of DACOMAT is to develop more damage tolerant and damage predictable low cost composite materials in particular aimed for used in large load carrying constructions like bridges, buildings, wind-turbine blades and offshore structures. The developed materials and condition monitoring solutions will provide high tolerance for manufacturing imperfections and high capacity to sustain damages. This will enable large composite structures to be manufactured and maintained at low cost.
With new composite materials developed in the project, our aim is to:
- Improve durability and reduce lifetime costs of bridges with 30 %
- Improve durability of wind turbine blades by 30 %, and achieve a significant reduction of blade related cost (offshore)
Bridge in Skien will serve as LCA & LCCA study case in DACOMAT
A new pedestrian bridge is to be constructed in the city of Skien, Norway. The bridge has a liftable midsection to allow ship passage. The liftable section of the bridge will be a composite structure engineered by DACOMAT partner FiReCo. The side spans will be constructed in concrete by Johs Holt. The light composite solution allows the liftable section to be constructed without counter weights that will interrupt the view of the city.