News & events

Updates, related projects and news related to the OptiQPAP initiative

Helping industry to speed up the design of composites for impact applications

The current design of composite materials follows a trial and error approach based on an expensive and time consuming testing pyramid that costs industry millions of euros and years of development each time a new composite material is introduced in an aircraft. In this video, you can watch how we aim at drastic reducing cost and lead time by the development of physically based predictive models of the impact behavior of composites.

Webinars on the dynamic properties of composites

8, 15, 22 & 29 JULY 2020


Composite materials are nowadays extensively used in applications where outstanding mechanical properties are necessary together with significant weight savings. Their increased use presents new challenges to designers specially in those applications where materials are subjected to dynamic loading and impact events.

These series of four free webinars aim providing specialized engineers and researchers in the field with a rapid knowledge of the state-of-the art regarding dynamic behavior of structural composites, including mechanical characterization and advanced modelling techniques.


08/07/2020 12:00 – 13:00 hours CEST   Performance priorities of composites for Dynamic Applications (Benjamin Russell, HEXCEL Composites) Registration

15/07/2020 12:00 – 13:00 hours CEST   Micromechanical modelling of the dynamic behavior of composites: the challenge of determining the constituents’ properties under impact loading (Mario Rueda, IMDEA Materials) Registration

22/07/2020 12:00 – 13:00 hours CEST   Damage assessment of composites subjected to impact loading (Federico Sket, IMDEA Materials) Registration

29/07/2020 12:00 – 13:00 hours CEST   Characterization of structural composites for modelling impact loading (Carlos González, IMDEA Materials) Registration


These events are organized as part of the DYNACOMP (Dynamic behaviour of composite materials for next generation aeroengines) training network, funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions under grant agreement nº 722096.
The DYNACOMP project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 722096