Innovative Coarsening-resistant Alloys with enhanced Radiation tolerance and Ultra-fine–grained Structure for aerospace application
ICARUS (Innovative Coarsening-resistant Alloys with enhanced Radiation tolerance and Ultra-fine–grained Structure for aerospace application) is an ambitious collaborative project, aiming to develop an innovative thermodynamic approach to materials design, which promises the discovery of entirely new classes of multi-component nanocrystalline metal alloys resistant to coarsening, with properties specifically tailored to application.
The concept and nature of ICARUS project is of high risk and high expected impact, and it is in this way funded under the European Commission’s Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme.
ICARUS brings a radically new concept by addressing a still unsolved problem in the stabilization of nanocrystalline alloys. A proof of concept from its approach will be given and tested by experts and specialized industries working in the aerospace sector in close contact with NASA and ESA.
A successful ICARUS project would cause a paradigm shift in the aviation industry, by allowing more efficient use of resources and energy, reductions in aviation’s negative environmental impact through the use of lighter and recycle structures in aviation, reduction in manufacturing and maintenance costs and lead time, as well as in the certification/standardisation costs.
For more information on the ICARUS project and EASN-TIS’s participation, please refer to the project’s website at http://icarus-alloys.eu/