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Welcome to the DAEDALOS project

European transport policy and the European aircraft industry demand for safer and greener aircraft transport systems as well as for reduced development and operating costs, by 20% and 50% in the short and long term, respectively. The DAEDALOS project contributes to these aims by means of an innovative design approach for aerospace structures considering dynamic effects in the loading process more realistically than at present. Although aircraft are in the most cases subjected to highly dynamic loads, today’s design and certification procedures are mainly based on conservative static loading which leads to additional weight and, potentially, to a structurally unsafe aircraft. The overall objective of the DAEDALOS project is to develop methods and procedures to determine dynamical loads considering the effects of dynamic buckling, material damping and mechanical hysteresis during aircraft service.

Coordinator: Prof. Chiara Bisagni, Politecnico di Milano.



This project is supported by the European Commission under the Programme TRANSPORT (including AERONAUTICS) of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.