IMDEA Materials Institute

The IMDEA Materials Institute (IMDEA) is a non-profit research institute (with approximately 120 researchers) devoted to carry out research in Materials Science and Engineering in Madrid (Spain). IMDEA is committed to the excellence in research and to foster technology transfer to the industrial sector. IMDEA holds a well-established international reputation in the areas of processing, microstructural analysis, characterization and multiscale modelling of advanced materials for applications in transport, energy and information technology as well as on the exploration of emerging materials and processes for sustainable development. Research activities and technology transfer to industry at IMDEA is carried out within the framework of research projects funded by national or international organizations or directly through contracts with industry.

Key assets for the project:
IMDEA leads the WP5 devoted to “Sensor development and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of multifunctional composite laminates”. Specifically, IMDEA is responsible for:

  • The fabrication and modification of CCNT-fibres, involved from the material specifications, filament developments and functionalities evaluation up to advisory tasks.
  • The development of tools for the SHM analysis of structural composites. The SHM will be based on a deep learning model trained with numerical results with the purpose to ascertain the position of artificial damages introduced in a panel from the CCNT strain signals