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Eva Milella


President

Technological District on

Engineering of polymeric and composite MAterials and
STructures

OUTLINE

What is IMAST


Activities


Projects in the
aerospace
field


Public Institutions

Geographic concentration of
people, companies and
institutions that collaborate and
compete
in a specific
qualifying
technology

Innovative
companies

Talents

Private investors


Focus on innovation, also in traditional sector


High investments in R&D


Strong spin
-
off activities in high
-
tech sectors



Scientists and researchers, leaders in the field of
the district focus



High quality Graduates and Ph.D.



Entrepreneurs and managers specialized in high
tech companies


Labs of excellence in R&D


Research projects


Co
-
financing seed ed early stage



Investors ready to:


Partecipate in mixed public/private
early stage funding


Financing developing start
-
ups


Financial and Management skills

The
TECHNOLOGICAL DISTRICTS

are born and
developed under the push of well recognizable

4
propel factors .

IMAST consortium company
members

National Council of Research

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable
Economic

Polytechnic University of Turin

University of Naples “Federico II”

Second University of Naples

University of Salerno

Alenia Aermacchi

Ansaldo Breda

Avio

Fiat Research Center

Cetena

CIRA

CYTEC

Dompè

Elasis

Esaote

Mapei

MBDA

Selex Sistemi Integrati

STMicroelectronics

Banco di Napoli


Istituto Banco di Napoli Fondazione

Boeing Company

Associated Members

Banking Systems

Public Institutions

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES

PoliTo

CRF

CIRA

UniSA

Cetena

Esaote

Mapei

Dompè

Esaote


Federico II


CNR


ENEA


Alenia Aeronautica


AnsaldoBreda


Avio SpA


Cetena SpA


Elasis ScpA


Esaote SpA


MBDA SpA


Selex Sistemi In
SpA


STMicroelectronic
s srl


Selex
Sistemi

ST

Alenia Aeronautica

Cytec

IMAST role

IMAST

plays

the

role

of

Knowledge

Integrator



It

is

set

up

as

a

modern

Corporate

Research

Centre
,

where

the

largest

italian

companies
,

the

University

and

Public

Research

Institutions

perform

together

research

activities

in

the

field

of


the

engineering

of

polymeric

and

composite

materials


IMAST

operates

as

a

holding

of

industrial

and

public

laboratories

and

create

mixed

groups

of

public

and

private

researchers

on

specific

research

projects


AEROSPACE

AUTOMOTIVE

DEFENCE

SHIPBUILDING

POLYMERIC ELECTRONICS

BUILDINGS

RAILWAYS

IMAST: Application fields

BIOMEDICAL

Main goals

Become

a

leader

in

the

engineering

of

polymer
-
based

materials

and

in

their

industrial

application,

through

the

academia
-
company

a n d

c o m p a n y
-
c o m p a n y

c o l l a b o r a t i o n

a l o n g

the

entire

supply

chain

Become

a

pole

of

attraction

for

the

best

international

talents

in

the

field

of

composites


Create

a

seedbed

for

hi
-
tech

new

companies

for

the

technological

development

of

the

region



Accelerate the development of the Region spreading
innovation created by the local industry


Attract leading international companies in the Campania
region






Reach international
excellence in the
research


Attract and train the
talents

Promote

new
technology

entrepreneurship

IMAST mission



IMAST

has

developed

a

model

for

the

management

and

organi zati on

of

a

know
-
how

system

and

of

the

complex

and

multisectorial

programs

in

which

even

more

companies

are

involved,

at

the

same

time,

on

the

same

project,

in

addition

to

numerous

research

groups

to

cooperate

actively

to

the

achievement

of

a

common

goal
.




For

this

reason

IMAST

has
:



drawn

up

a

taxonomy

of

the

innovation

needs

of

the

industrial

members

intersecting

the

same

with

existing

skills
;




planned

for

the

integration

and

the

acquisition

of

the

missing

skills
;



launched

and

implemented

a

research

program

with

multisectorial

objectives

designed

to

meet

the

needs

of

aggregate

members
;



designed

new

educational

paths

useful

for

projects

in

a

mixed

public
-
private

research

systems



created

mechanisms

in

order

to

select,

protect

and

exploit

the

results

Actions to achieve

excellence in research


Patents

generated

by

IMAST
research

activities
: 11



Publications


-
41

papers

published

in
international

journals

-
79
refereed papers published in the international conference proceedings

-
2

books
:



Composite
Materials

by

Luigi
Nicolais
, Michele
Meo
, Eva
Milella

Editor
:
Springer

London
Ltd



Distretti Tecnologici e processi di trasferimento di conoscenza verso le PMI

by

Francesco Izzo, Eva
Milella
,
Editor
: McGraw
-
Hill


Some INDICATORS
of

scientific

activities



Portfolio
of

research

projects


-

23

projects

co
-
funded

by

national

or
european

grants

(total
financial

value

of

97

milion

of

Euros
)

-

5

projects

funded

by

Boeing Company


TO TRAIN:



Grants for PhD students



Launch of training courses for post
-
graduated and post
-
doc in collaboration with
companies and university:



Duration 12 months



All participants are financing with scholarships



Work on the job





Creation of an archive of talents for the member companies



TO ATTRACT:



Grants for foreigner researchers



Collaboration of international experts like Scientific Advisors of IMAST projects


Actions for

training and attraction talents


Actions to

promote new technology entrepreneurship

is the
international business plan

competition yearly organized by IMAST and
Veneto Nanotech and offers to the winners a total amount of


600.000

:




300.000


for startups participating in the the polymer
-
based materials category
and 300.000


for nanotechnology category.




The aim is to attract the best nanotechnology / polymer
-
based materials business
ideas in the Clusters, offering financial and strategic support to scientists,
researchers and entrepreneurs

ready to start a real company.



The new entrepreneurs have access to our facilities, labs, instruments and
financial network to develop their technologies and products. This helps them
speed the development phase and enter the market


POLYMERCHALLENGE WINNERS

HYPUCEM srl

CHISMATECH srl

NANOFILLER

Technology


Innovative

Foam

for

the

thermo
-
acoustic

insulation

that

combines

the

properties

of

concrete

with

those

of

polymer

foams
.


Technology

for

the

production

of

a

new

composite

material

"honeycomb"

characterized

by

low

production

costs,

high

mechanical

properties,

shape

memory


Filler

and

polymer

composites

for

active

and/or

intelligent

food

packaging

applications

and

uses

Potential areas of
application


Building


Transport

sector


Civil

constructions


Internal

design


Packaging

State of the art of the
enterprise


The company was established in 2009


Resettlement in IMAST


Collaboration with a leading multinational


Company, leader in the
processing
field


Negotiations with an industrial partner for the


production and marketing of the finished product


The company was established in 2010


P
atent extension


Award winner “Ingegniamoci” of the
Province of Catania


Checking

the

conditions

for

the

industrial

initiative

0
4
8
12
16
20
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Application Received
Final Phase
0
4
8
12
16
20
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Total Application Received
Foreign Application received
Business plan competition in figures



Imast funds scholarships in the framework of the
Fulbright
-
BEST

(Business
Exchange and Student Training) program organized by the Embassy of the United
States of America in Italy.


The aim is to provide young Italian scientists, who can propose an innovative
technology transfer project, the opportunity to attend entrepreneurial training
courses at U.S. universities.


The training also includes an internship at a company in the United States, to
acquire the skills necessary to launch and manage their own start
-
ups.




Entrepreneurial

training

Actions for

promoting new technology entrepreneurship

Attraction in Campania

of new industrial R&D Labs

Spin
-
off

IMAST Approach

Nanomaterials

IMPRESA

ITALNANONET

FUZI

POLIFARMA

GREEN

Processes
Optimization

Fire
Engineering

Matrix
Functionalization

PIROS

COCET

GRA


ARCA

POLIFLEX

PODIME

TRIPODE

MRI

MACE

MACADI

SITRAM

TECOP

PRADE

TRASPORTI

PRICE

CESPERT

MANTA

ASAP

Completed Projects

Projects in progress

MECCANO

Incoming Projects

Modelling

1

2

3

5

4

10

Innovation level

Sector needs

Innovation level

Esigenza del settore

1

2

3

4

5

11

6

7

8

9

10

4

Sector needs

Innovetion level

Aeronautic

Aerospace

Rail

Automotive

Maritime

Pharmaceutics

Sensors&Actuators

Energy

Electronics

Difense

Costructions

1

2

3

5

4

6

7

8

9

10

11

IMAST Fire testing laboratory

IMAST

activities
:


thermal

and

thermo
-
mechanical

modelling

and

design

of

composites
;


test

facilities

to

analyze

the

fire

reaction

and

the

fire

resistance

of

materials
;


multi
-
objective

and

multi
-
disciplinary

optimization

for

fire
-
resistant

composite

structures


design

of

new

composite

materials

with

flame

retardance

properties


IMAST

has set up a numerical
-
experimental
Fire Laboratory
-

PIROS
-

to
study the fire
performances of composite
materials and to
develop new composites
for
applications where fire issues are extremely relevant.

Fire test
apparatus


Cone Calorimeter


Flooring Radiant
Panel (FRP)
Horizontal Spread
of Flame


IMO/LIFT Vertical
Spread of Flame


Oxygen Index and
High Temperature
Oxygen Index


Non Combustibility


Thermal
Conductivity


Smoke Chamber


COMPLETED PROJECT:

ARCA

ARCA


Optimization of
vibro
-
acustic

performances of Composite Materials for Aeronautic applications

The aim of the project was the
acoustic optimization of a composite fuselage
of a
commercial aircraft
(Program B787) by
design and realization of a
composite panel
with improved capacity to absorb and dissipate
vibro
-
acoustic energy through a
multidisciplinary approach (materials, modeling and design,
vibro
-
acoustics testing). The final goal was to
increase the comfort
of passengers
,
reducing the overall weight
and maintaining the performances.


The project requirements have been achieved through an
unfilled elastomeric
layer interleaved in the middle of the laminates
.

Main results achieved


improvement of
acoustic properties
:
3dB


reduction of
mechanical properties

between
10%
-

0%


60% of weight reduction
with respect to fuselage to reference*


increase of lamination time, but
reset of time to install add
-
on systems

Optimized
Stringered

panel

*the reference is a composite fuselage panel with add
-
on damping treatment

IMAST

members

involved
:

Alenia

Aermacchi
, CIRA
, CNR
-
IMCB, University of Naples

COMPLETED PROJECT:

CESPERT

CESPERT


Thermoplastic Matrix Composites and Structures for Transportation Industries

In

this

project,

structural

thermoplastic

composites

and

their

manufacturing

processes

were

developed

for

the

production

of

small

items

for

trasportation

applications
.

New

thermoplastic

composite

materials

have

been

studied

to

realize

an

emergency

door

for

a

Regional

Aircraft

ATR
42
.

Moreover,

a

database

of

thermoplastic

material

and

fiber

properties

has

been

developed

in

order

to

support

the

design,

modelling

and

optimization

of

process

parameters
.


Best

results

have

been

achieved

by

using


press

thermoforming

process

to

realize

Windows

Frame

and

structural

door

components

in

PPS/Carbon

Fibers


fiber

placement

and

autoclave

process

to

realize

Skin

of

emergency

door

in

PEEK/Carbon

Fibers
.

Induction

and

resistance

welding

have

been

studied

to

bond

stiffeners

on

the

skin
.


Main results achieved:


weight
reduction
of 39% with respect to aluminum solution


developed emergency door meets aeronautical requirements of
hail impact test

IMAST

members

involved
:

Alenia
, CIRA
, ELASIS,

AnsaldoBreda
, CNR
-
IMCB, University of Naples

Partners:

Aermacchi
, CRF,

CETMA,

COMPLETED PROJECT:

ASAP

ASAP



Composite

structural

adhesives

for

applications

in

the

transportation

field

New

adhesive

systems

have

been

developed

to

improve

the

bonding

processes

and

product

performances
.

In

the

aeronautical

sector

an

innovative

thermosetting

adhesive

has

been

developed

in

order

to

join

stringers

to

the

skin
.

Numerical

rebuilding

of

adhesion

tests

has

been

studied

to

improve

the

capabilities

to

simulate

repaired

aerospace

components

and

bonding

process
.




Main

results

achieved
:


out
-
of
-
autoclave

bonding

process


optimization

of

curing

process

IMAST

members

involved
:

Alenia
,
Elasis
,
Cetena
,
AnsaldoBreda
, CNR
-
IMCB, University of Naples

Partners:

Aermacchi
, CRF


COMPLETED PROJECT:

PRICE

PRICE



Carbon
-
epoxy

Prepreg

For

Aerospace

Applications


The

research

activities

were

focused

on

the

application

of

filament
-
winding

technology

to

the

production

of

motors

cases

for

space

launchers
,

by

using

a

carbon
-
epoxy

composite

material
.

An

innovative

epoxy

resin

characterized

by

a

long

shelf
-
life

and

high

thermomechanical

performance

was

developed
.

Numerical

tools

were

realized

to

simulate

the

impregnation

of

dry

fibers

when

subjected

to

the

calendering

process
.

A

multi
-
objective

optimization

process

was

carried

out

to

identify

the

optimal

working

conditions

to

maximize

impregnating

resin

and,

at

the

same

time,

minimize

dispersed

resin
.


Main

results

achieved


170
°
C

glass

transition

temperature
;


improvement

of

durability

of

pre
-
preg
:

6

months

of

shelf

life

at

23
°
C
.

IMAST

members

involved
:

AVIO
, CNR
-
IMCB

COMPLETED PROJECT:

MANTA

MANTA


Advanced materials for structural applications

The aim of the project was to increase the knowledge of complex
phenomena

occurring at interface
between polymeric matrices
and
nanofillers

in order to develop novel
multi
-
functional
nanomaterials

to be used in
structural applications
. This goal was
pursued studying the influence of
nanoparticles

surface characteristics on
nanocomposites

properties and investigating the effects
of preparation process on
nanopatterned

structures of fillers at
nanoscale
.

For

aeronautical

sector,

nano
-
reinforced

matrices

for

structural

composites

with

multi
-
functional

properties

have

been

developed
.

Composites

systems

with

improved

damping

and

impact

properties

have

been

achieved

by

thermoplastic

polyurethane

(TPU)

filled

with

multiwalled

carbon

nanotube

(MWCNTs)
.

IMAST

members

involved
:

CNR
-
IMCB, University of Naples

Partners:

CRF, CETMA

IN PROGRESS PROJECT:

Structural Composites/Processes Optimization:

MACADI
-

Development of models and calculation methods for the analysis of polymer materials and

composite structures under dynamic loads and impact

IMAST
members

involved
:

Alenia

Aermacchi
, CIRA,
CRF, CETENA,
Polithecnique

of Turin, University of Naples

The

objective

of

the

MACADI

project

is

to

develop

a

numerical

approach

to

improve

the

reliability

in

the

prediction

of

the

structural

response

of

polymeric

composite

components

under

dynamic

loads
.

An

improvement

of

the

numerical

predictions

for

impact

events

involving

composite

structures

will

be

achieved

for

aerospace


components

through

a

better

understanding

of

modeling

techniques

for

complex

structures
.

TECOP


Manufacturing Processes of Polymeric Matrix Composites

IMAST

members

involved
:

Alenia

Aermacchi
,

CIRA
,

CRF,

MBDA,

CYTEC,

University

of

Salerno,

University

of

Naples

The

aim

of

this

project

is

to

develop

both

materials

and

manufacturing

processes

of

products

with

structural

and

functional

properties

that

can

be

employed

in

transport

and

defense

applications
.

Representative

parts

of

a

composite

aircraft

fuselage

and

reinforcement

parts

(either

plain

or

curved)

will

be

designed,

realized

and

optimized
.


PRADE


Supporting processes: bonded joints and repairing

IMAST
members

involved
:

AVIO, CIRA,
CRF, CETENA, CYTEC, CNR
-
IMCB, University of Naples

This

project

aims

to

optimize

two

main

processes
:

adhesive

joints

and

repairing
.

The

development

of

materials

will

be

aimed

to

obtain

multifunctional

systems

with

electrical,

thermal

and

dielectric

properties,

as

well

as

systems

able

to

repair

themselves
.


In

the

aerospace

sector

a

composite

system

for

the

repair

of

engines

will

be

designed

and

optimized

to

achieve

an

improvement

in

residual

mechanical

performances
.

IN PROGRESS PROJECT:

Functional Composites

IMPRESA
-

Use of Polymeric and Composites Materials for the realization of low cost device sensors for multi
-
sector
applications

IMAST

members

involved
:

Alenia

Aermacchi
,

CIRA, CRF, STMicroelectronics, CNR
-
IMCB, University of Salerno

The

aim

of

the

project

is

the

development

of

sensing

devices

used

in

the

transport

sector

and

ambient

monitoring
.

In

particular,

will

be

developed

​​
pressure,

humidity

and

gas

sensors

through

the

realization

of

multifunctional

composite

materials
.

Polymeric

composite

systems,

with

thermosetting

matrices,

will

be

developed

for

pressure

and

humidity

sensors

realization,

by

adding

inorganic

fillers

carbonaceous

structures,

such

as

graphene

and

carbon

nanotubes

(CNTs),

for

aeronautical

structures

monitoring

.

FUZI
-

Polymeric systems with integrated functionalities

IMAST

members

involved
:

Alenia

Aeronautica
, CIRA,
CRF, ST, MBDA, SELEX, CYTEC, ENEA, CNR
-
ICTP, CNR
-
IMM, University of Naples

The

aim

of

the

project

is

to

develop

new

smart

materials

able

to

monitor

and

react

to

changes

in

the

environment

for

automotive,

aeronautics,

aerospace,

microelectronic/biomedical

and

telecommunications

sectors
.

For

the

aeronautic

sector

a

composite

system

for

structural

health

monitoring

and

an

integrated

system

for

inverse

Finite

Element

Method

(IFEM)

analysis

will

be

studied
.

In

the

frame

of

shielding

and

filtration

of

electromagnetic

waves
,

functional

composite

systems

with

frequency

selective

surface

(FSS)

and

a

Radome

will

be

realized

by

including

appropriate

filler

into

polymer

matrix

and

by

inserting

a

conductive

layer

into

fiber
-
reinforced

polymers
.

IN PROGRESS PROJECT:

Fire Engineering

COCET


Behaviors of composite materials under extreme conditions: high temperature.


IMAST

members

involved
:

CIRA,
Alenia

Aermacchi
,

CRF, CETENA, CYTEC, CNR
-
IMCB, University of Naples

The

aim

of

the

project

is

to

investigate

flame

resistance

and/or

fumes

toxicity

properties

of

lightened

components

and/or

structures

in

which

weight

reduction

has

been

obtained

through

the

replacement

of

traditional

materials

with

advanced

composite

materials
.

In

the

aerospace

sector,

a

composite

ablative

tile

for

ballistic

atmospheric

re
-
entry

will

be

realized

with

improved

ablative

features
.

In

the

aeronautical

frame,

a

lining

subsystem

representative

of

the

interiors

of

a

regional

aircraft

made

up

of

composite

materials

will

be

realized

with

reduced

weight

and

also

compliant

with

aeronautical

fire

rules
.

Green Regional Aircraft (GRA)


IMAST

members

involved
:

Alenia

Aermacchi

The

JTI
-
GRA


Green

Regional

Aircraft


project

is

one

of

the

six

Clean

Sky

platforms
.

New

solutions

for

weight

reduction

will

be

investigated

through

the

development

of

composite

materials

by

innovative

technologies
,

such

as

multi
-
functional

layer

and

multi
-
layer

architectures

ensuring

electric

conductivity

and

lightning

resistance

and

a

better

acoustic

insulation
.

IMAST

will

study

the

fire

performance

of

composite

test

articles

(wing

stiffened

panels)

at

single

layer

and

multilayer

configurations
.