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DOVER: Methodology Development and Validation of WEight Optimized Stiffeners Run-Out Design for Future Composite Wings

DOVER aims to develop a design optimization tool and methodology. Its purpose is to support the design of innovative and weight-optimized composite panel configurations. As a result, these new designs will provide the panel configurations with capability to improve all areas. In addition, the new panels will be able to improve configuration parameters such as geometries, stacking sequences or anti-peeling fasteners.

Impact on coupons whit impact tower                                                                                                        Damaged area

Tensile test at room temperature

Tensile test at -55ºC

Compression test at room temperature

Compression test at -55ºC

FEM global model of the skin and the stiffener

Duration: from March 2018 to October 2020 (32-month time span)

Budget:   742.730,83 €

DOVER Project EU Funding:   742.430,26 €

This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 785463. The contents appearing in this web site reflect only the author’s view and the Clean Sky 2 JU is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.