Project Description


  • Evaluate the long term structural performance of the adhesively bonded hybrid joint under operational and environmental conditions;
  • Develop a reliable inspection and maintenance methodology for adhesively bonded hybrid joints;
  • Develop a procedure (Guidelines) for the qualification of adhesively bonded hybrid joints in primary structures in marine applications..

M2i FEA simulation work:

  • Simulation of the mechanical response and failure of full scale joints
  • Calibration and validation of the models using experimental data at different scales.
  • Top-down simulation of a hybrid joint under ship loads

Industrial Benefits:

  • Guidelines for the design of bi-material adhesive bonds
  • Increase safety.
  • Reduce the number of experiments, the waste and the time to market

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Contact person M2i

Anouar Krairi
Anouar KrairiResearch Engineer Computational Mechanics and Valorization
Franz Bormann
Franz BormannResearch Engineer



February 4th, 2020|

The European Conference on Heat Treatment will take place from Monday 30 November to Wednesday 2 December in Antwerp

First meeting of the QUALIFY consortium

October 8th, 2017|

  The project partners held their first meeting on the 2nd  and 3rd October, at DAMEN Shipyards in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The planning of the activities was discussed in detail, and further discussions were planned