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.

Outcomes of the Project

  • Composite materials and structures with significantly improved durability and damage tolerance
  • Guidelines and modeling tools for reliable design of critical load carrying composite structures
  • Guidelines for materials qualification
  • Structural health monitoring and damage assessment solutions
  • LCCA & LCA methodology for large composite constructions

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)

Duration: January 2018 - December 2021
Budget: 5.9 M€
Contact:  Jens Kjær Jørgensen
Twitter: @DACOMAT_EU
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