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AIMEN (Coordinator) 🇪🇸

As the Coordinator of CAELESTIS, AIMEN is responsible for monitoring the other partners’ actions and acting as the intermediary between CAELESTIS and the EC & CINEA. In addition to project management (WP9), AIMEN is leading model-driven smart manufacturing (WP6) as well as laboratory integration and demonstration activities (WP7). AIMEN also takes part in several other tasks of the project.

AIMEN Technology Centre, with more than 50 years of history, is currently a national and European benchmark in research, development and technological innovation in the areas of advanced manufacturing, laser manufacturing, digital technologies for manufacturing, smart materials, smart systems and recycling. Additionally AMEN is a leader in the provision of differentiating technological services to the industry in the areas of manufacturing with advanced joining technologies, robotics and process digitization, a flexible cross-engineering service highly specialised in welding, corrosion, equipment calculation, product simulation and material tests.

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AMADE research group will lead the work package on ‘Digital product and structural performance qualification (WP3)’, where a computational modelling framework for digital product assessment will be defined. Modelling and uncertainty quantification of the effect of manufacturing defects on the structural performance will be performed. In addition, AMADE will be responsible for the extensive experimental campaign covering material characterization (under static and fatigue loads) in another work package.

AMADE is a composites research group from the University of Girona, Spain, founded in 1999. AMADE has more than two decades of experience in the study, characterization and analysis of mechanical behaviour of advanced materials and structures. The three pillars of AMADE’s research in the composite field are: 1) Standard and state-of-the art material characterization tests; 2) understanding the material behaviour through testing and inspection, and 3) development of numerical models for virtual testing.

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Addcomposites is participating in several CAELESTIS work packages, leading on modelling of the automated fibre placement (AFP) process for defects prediction, and contributing to the digital integration of the CAELESTIS ISE amongst other activities.

Located in Espoo, Finland, Addcomposites designs advanced manufacturing systems and software to integrate composites into production.

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ESI Group and its subsidiary ESI Software Germany will be contributing to many of CAELESTIS’ work packages. Physics-based models will be utilised to investigate and optimise composites manufacturing processes and their assembly with metallic parts. Design for manufacturing taking uncertainties will be based on a digital thread ensuring interoperability of physics and data-based models.

ESI (Engineering Systems International) is a well established pioneer and world-leader in virtual prototyping headquartered in Rungis, France.

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The Institut De Recherche Technologique Jules Verne is leading the CAELESTIS work package on “Digital manufacturing and defects prediction” (WP4) in addition to contributing a project UQ&M strategy for product and manufacturing.

Based in Nantes, France, IRT Jules Verne is an industrial and collaborative research centre with a focus on manufacturing.

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Throughout CAELESTIS, the Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón (ITAINNOVA) is taking the lead on simulation and manufacturing specifications (WP1), a vital early step in the project defining much of the approach and requirements for the research. Additionally, ITAINNOVA is contributing to several other work packages on the project, notably RTM multiscale modelling and integrated reduced order models (under WP4 and WP6).

ITAINNOVA is a non-profit technology centre that’s aimed since 1984 to support companies through technological research and innovation, and to increase competitiveness by fostering the smart use of technology. ITAINNOVA has four technological divisions: Materials Engineering, Robotics & Mechatronics, Power Electronics & EMC and Digital Technologies. The Materials Engineering Division focuses on new materials development, advanced characterisation techniques, and optimization tools applied to product and process simulation. Besides traditional metallic materials, our activity is focused on engineering plastics and composites, elastomers, adhesives, paper/paperboard and fluid and heat transfer.

ITAINNOVA has extensive expertise in the modelling and simulation of a wide variety of materials and processes, mainly acquired through project contracts with national and international industrial companies.

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The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) is the leader of the CAELESTIS work package on designing and developing a digital ecosystem to enable the flexible integration of simulation tools and optimization services on demand for High-Performance Computing (HPC; WP2).

BSC is the leading supercomputing centre in Spain, specialising in HPC. It has a dual role, providing infrastructure and a supercomputing service for Spanish and European scientists, while also generating knowledge and technology to be transferred to society.

It is a member of the top-level European research infrastructure PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) and manages the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES).

BSC is a public consortium owned by the Spanish Government Ministry of Science and Innovation (60%), the Catalan Government Department of Business and Knowledge (30%), and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (10%).

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Technische Universiteit Delft is leading CAELESTIS’ efforts to create a generative structural design based on process-property relationships (WP5), including the delivery of open-source code and probabilistic material models.

Delft University of Technology ranks among the top 10 engineering and technology universities in the world. Based in the Netherlands, it contributes to solving global challenges by educating socially responsible engineers and performing world-class research.

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eBOS Technologies is providing IT expertise to several key tasks throughout the lifecycle of CAELESTIS, with particular focus on the development of the HPC ecosystem (WP2). They will be leading the task concerning cybersecurity considerations to ensure the CAELESTIS system adopts appropriate mechanisms to safeguard the security of data, IP, and end-users.

Headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus and founded in 2003, eBOS is an IT and innovation company, providing technologically advanced software solutions for business worldwide.

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Throughout several work packages of CAELESTIS, GKN Aerospace Sweden AB will contribute design, modelling, and manufacturing expertise to ensure adequate aerospace industry standards are met.

A leading global tier one aeroengine partner, GKN Aerospace in Sweden has worked for decades together with universities and suppliers alike, aiming to develop new technology that improves aircraft engine efficiency, lowers engine weight, and reduces emissions.

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As leaders in dissemination, exploitation, communication and collaboration, RTDS is responsible for enabling the uptake of CAELESTIS’ results to achieve scientific, societal, economic and technological impact. This includes executing tailored dissemination and exploitation measures while communicating CAELESTIS solutions and engaging users.

RTDS Association is the Austrian non-profit arm of the RTDS Group supporting implementation and management of European research and innovation projects to optimise the use of results for maximum impact. RTDS has a proven track record in enabling the innovators to move research and technology from the lab to the market.

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