Url https://www.cimne.com/sgp/rtd/Project.aspx?id=49
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Acronym VERDI
Project title Virtual Engineering for Robust manufacturing with Design Integration.
Official Website http://www.verdi-fp6.org
Reference AST4-CT-2005-516046
Principal investigator Michele CHIUMENTI - michele@cimne.upc.edu
Start date 01/09/2005 End date 31/12/2009
Coordinator VAC
Consortium members
  • ROLLS ROYCE PLC
  • CIMNE
  • MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH- MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH
  • WZL
  • TUK
  • ITP
  • AICIA
  • CEN
  • LULEA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
  • HTU
  • AVI
Program FP6 (2002-2006) Call FP6-2003-AERO-1
Subprogram - Category Europeo
Funding body(ies) EC Grant 222.000,00 €
Abstract Six major aero engine and component manufacturers, together with six universities and three research institutes have joined their expertise and resources in the VERDI proposal to reach beyond the current state-of-the-art in manufacturing process simulation. The aim of VERDI is to contribute to winning global leadership for European aeronautics by developing a new generation of engineering technologies that allows for complete virtual manufacturing of structural aero engine components integrated with the design process and manufacturing. This technology enables the combined effect of all manufacturing processes to be taken into account already during design so that robust manufacturing methods are designed into the component. This will minimize the cost and lead time due to physical trials and long feedback times from manufacturing to design. The technology to be developed will trigger a quantum step in cost reduction for design or re-design of new or existing aero engine components. VERDI will strengthen the competitiveness of the European aero engine manufacturers through the achievement of the following technical objectives: " Development of multi scale numerical simulation tools for key manufacturing processes. " Integration of numerical tools for process simulation, enabling virtual fabrication. " Integration of manufacturing process simulation with design, enabling functional evaluationusing the as-manufactured state of the component. " Integration of numerical process simulation tools with off-line programming. " Implementation of manufacturing simulation in Europe's aero engine industry These objectives will contribute to "Strengthening Competitiveness" with: " 25% reduced engine development time. " 5% lower engine development cost. The work plan of the project hinges upon five technical work packages with clearly defined deliverables and milestones and one work package for the project management.