In this project we will characterize thin ply composites under cryogenic thermo-mechanical fatigue.

Bild på mätinstrument och bildskärm. The aim is to prove that Oxeon´s thin ply composite reinforcements can be used to manufacture ultralight aircraft tanks for liquid hydrogen. The project will study the microcracking using quasi-static, thermal, and mechanical fatigue tests. A fatigue model will be developed to predict matrix cracks at cryogenic temperatures. The project will strengthen the leading position of Sweden in the area and allows marketing of a Swedish material supplier for hydrogen tanks to the aircraft industry.

Partners: Linköping University (Coordinator), RISE, Oxeon


Role: Project coordinator

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