last updated 23/10/2019



The ICON T4G aims at developing unidirectional thermoplastic tapes composited of carbon fibres impregnated in a polyamide matrix and a complementary consolidation process for its application in high pressure vessels. This will be supported by the development of models for parametric modelling of the tape, thermal modelling of the tape consolidation and modelling of the mechanical and structural performance of tape-wound pressure vessels.

The project fits in the broadened scope of Nanoforce and is complementary to other ongoing projects in choice of reinforcing fibres, polymer matrix as well as technology development. 

Research Program overview

Next generation nano-engineered polymer hybrids: developing structural composite materials with increased durability, improved recyclability and low weight.
Vertical Program
Started: 01/10/2010
Program manager: Chris Casteele (SIM)