Work Package 7

This WP will undertake the demonstration activities of SAFEJOINT to ensure that the technologies developed in the laboratory can be transferred in the field.

Task 7.1 – Demonstrator for the functionally graded adhesive joints

This task will undertake the manufacturing and performance testing of demonstrator structures to evaluate the results from selected joints developed in the SAFEJOINT project.

A validation of the technologies at component/sub-assembly level is recommendable. The tests performed at laboratory level (under highly controlled conditions) may give results not fully representative of what can be obtained in an industrial application.

The metal/composite joints in particular that will be developed in SAFEJOINT are a technique on which this could happen, and a demonstrator can help to quantify the distances” that might appear between the base lab tests and real/large assemblies.