SORALUCE involved in a project to develop a new material of high stiffness22-01-2015
SORALUCE is involved in the project HIPPOCAMP which consists basically in developing a new manufacturing process for the deposition of nanocomposites in metal or polymeric structural parts, in order to get a new material that combines high stiffness with high damping capacity.
This novel material will serve as a coating for structural parts of metal or polymer in order to increase the damping of the same, maintaining all the other mechanical properties. The primary role of SORALUCE is to develop a fiber milling quill to increase the damping capacity.
The structural components for automotive, aerospace and manufacturing applications and wind turbines share a common problem: they are subject to intense vibrations that reduce its reliability and durability. Therefore, researchers from the different entities participating in the project, try to reduce the impact of vibration and chatter, developing a material that combines high stiffness with high damping capacity, all clearly maintaining all other mechanical properties of the original part. In this way, it is achieved to increase the dynamic performance of the parts.
HIPPOCAMP is a European project led by the University of Oulu, Finland, which was launched last October. This project is part of the 7th Framework Program, and more specifically in the NMP theme (Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies).