Development of spin forming technology of cryogenic hydrogen tanks for world’s first zero emission commercial aircrafts

Thèse CIFRE Airbus

CEMEF Mines ParisTech, 06 Sophia Antipolis & Airbus Operation, 44 Saint Nazaire

Personnes à contacter par le candidat

Pierre Olivier BOUCHARD :




Research program

  • Main research axes are described below:
  • Design rules definition in accordance with manufacturing drivers (Key Process Parameters). The PhD thesis will be supported by all stakeholders (French industrial company through a partnership and another Airbus supplier)
  • Bibliographical study of the spinning process and on the influence of loading path on damage and fracture.
  • Numerical modelling of the process and identification of the loading path. The Abaqus finite element software will be used.
  • Material characterisation in terms of behavior law and ductile damage to prevent fracture.
  • Design/Stress analysis (residual stresses, mechanical behavior, damage tolerance, S
  • Limitations, capabilities (tolerances) for End to End process (assembly)
  • Trials (correlation with Simulation). The PhD thesis will be supported by Airbus partners and Airbus suppliers.
  • Analysis of Environmental footprint

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