What is NewFrac Training Network?

NEWFRAC is the first coordinated initiative in EU aiming at the systematic progress in the failure prediction in heterogeneous systems through a novel computational framework by integrating Finite Fracture Mechanics and Phase Field modelling strategies.

The potential impact of this modelling and simulation framework in the design of heterogenous materials and structures can be enormous, for instance, in a weight reduction of about 10% with respect to the current design concepts, increasing the ratios of strength/weight and stiffness/weight.

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NewFrac Training Network Project

Individual Research Projects (IRPs)

NEWFRAC will support 13 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who will be trained to conduct a breakthrough research in fracture modeling engaging interdisciplinary academic and industrial activities.

ESR project

Host Institution

Application status

Expected start date

Details

IRP/ESR 1: Total energy minimization with stress conditions for mixed mode fracture in anisotropic heterogeneous materials and structures

Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)

Closed

01/11/2020

IRP/ESR 2: Toughening composites by micro and meso structural optimization

Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)

Closed

01/11/2020

IRP/ESR 3: Fracture analysis of advanced layered ceramics

Sorbonne Université (France)

Closed

01/11/2020

IRP/ESR 4: Fracture of LFRP ultra-thin ply laminates in aeronautical applications

Universidade do Porto (Portugal) 

Closed

02/11/2020

IRP/ESR 5: Nucleation and propagation of compressive cracks

Sorbonne Université (France)

Closed

01/11/2020

IRP/ESR 6: Multiscale modeling of fracture processes in injection molded SFRPs

Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)

Closed

01/03/2021

IRP/ESR 7: Debonding of the reinforcement in LFRP externally strengthened curved beams

Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

Closed

02/11/2020

IRP/ESR 8: Fracture in biological anisotropic hard tissues (human bones)

Tel-Aviv University (Israel)

Closed

01/11/2020

IRP/ESR 9: Multi-field and multi-scale modeling of fracture for renewable energy applications

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy)

Closed

02/11/2020

IRP/ESR 10: PF modeling of fracture in the human femur

Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zürich (Switzerland)

Closed

01/11/2020

IRP/ESR 11: Analysis of the failure mechanisms associated to the unfolding failure in CFRP profiles

Fundación Investigación, Desarrollo y Aplicación de Materiales Compuestos (Spain)

Closed

01/11/2020

IRP/ESR 12: Fracture in fibre-reinforced thermoplastics (FRTPs) across the scales

Universidade do Porto (Portugal)

Closed

02/11/2020

IRP/ESR 13: Phase Field and Finite Fracture Mechanics for dynamic crack propagation and delamination in brittle materials and composites

Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

Closed

02/11/2020

Work Team / Consortium

7 internationally recognized research groups as experts in the field of solid and fracture mechanics and expert doctoral trainers.

5 leading high-tech companies interested in the developments and results of this network.

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