ADAM4EVE - Adaptive and smart materials and structures for more efficient vessels

Funded under the: 7. Framework Programme of the European Union

Period: 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2015

Budget / Funding: 4.082.392 € / 2.930.372 €




ADAM4EVE Advisory Group Invitation


Short name Company Country
CMT Center of Maritime Technologies e.V. (Coordinator) Germany
ULJ Uljanik Brodogradiliste DD Croatia
RINA RINA Services SPA Italy
FSG Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co KG Germany
FhG Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. Germany
NAP Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT Finland
LR Lloyd´s Register EMEA United Kingdom
SP SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB Sweden
as2con Alveus l.l.c. Croatien
SOTON University of Southampton United Kingdom
SDG Ship Design Group SRL Romania
UGAL Universitatea Dunarea de jos din Galati Romania
STX FR STX France SA France
CT Compania Trasmediterranea SA Spain
ACC Infraestructuras SA Spain
HSVA Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt GmbH Germany
NAVREP SC Navrom Reparatii SRL Romania
MEC MEC Insenerilahendused Estonia
SAAR Saare Paat AS Estonia
PAUL Paulstra France


The ADAM4EVE Advisory Group

The application of smart materials and structures can offer significant benefits to the Euro-pean maritime industry, especially through improving ship efficiency, flexibility in operation and safety. The consortium has complementary skills and competencies which will allow de-veloping and demonstrating specific solutions for a wide variety of ship types and applica-tions. However, the ADAM4EVE partners are of the opinion that a broader cooperation with external parties will help to improve the scientific quality of results and the probability for market uptake both by the maritime community and specialized material manufacturers. The ADAM4EVE Advisory Group aims to provide a fruitful interaction between the project consortium and a wider community, but is also intended to facilitate the exchange of informa-tion and technical discussions related to adaptive and smart materials in the maritime sector in general. The Industrial Advisory Group addresses:

  • Potential users of the materials and structures from shipbuilding and offshore engi-neering (i.e. shipyards and manufacturers of offshore equipment) to define their require-ments, identify future applications beyond the project, receive information about techno-logical developments and to assess the practical relevance of the work;
  • Material developers and suppliers to provide information and knowledge related to future trends in materials and to take up the results of ADAM4EVE to extend their scope of products and services;
  • Approving bodies to support the identification of potential safety and environmental hazards and ensure a unified rule basis for future application;
  • Research institutes to provide information about ongoing research and developments outside the ADAM4EVE project and to help facilitate a wider exchange of information and cooperation.

The ADAM4EVE consortium will provide targeted first-hand information from the project to the Advisory Group Members. It intends to organize at least two workshops for the Advisory Group, preferably connected to other similar events and/or with practical demonstrations. No funding will be available to cover the participation of external parties in the Advisory Group. The invitation to join this group does not imply any legal right to obtain specific infor-mation. On the other hand, any declaration of a third party to join the Advisory Group does not imply any legal obligations towards the consortium or the European Commission.

Aims and objectives:

Materials and structures are called adaptive if they can change certain properties in a predictable manner due to the forces acting on them (passive) or by means of built-in actuators (active). These materials and structures are referred to as smart if they provide best performance when operation circumstances change. The project ADAM4EVE focuses on the development and assessment of the application of such materials and structures in the shipbuilding industry.

The types of materials and structures focused on in ADAM4EVE are

  • adaptable ship hull structures for optimised hydrodynamic properties depending on varying cruise speed and/or draught,
  • adaptive materials for noise and vibration damping of ship engines to avoid induction of vibrations into the ship hull and
  • adaptive outfitting materials that improve ships’ serviceability and safety.

Technical developments in the project are structured into three groups:

  • Materials and structures development: Based on available research results and known applications from other industries, adaptive and smart materials and structures will be adopted and further developed in order to make them applicable in the maritime industry.
  • Solution development: Driven by different shipyards, several application case studies will be performed, in order to achieve customised solutions for particular vessel types and their individual requirements. Classification societies will assure that the solutions comply with existing rules and regulations.
  • Enabling and assessment of technologies: This group provides support to the other groups in the field of testing, assessment of safety as well as economical and ecological impact, and advice for production, operation and dismantling. Due to the novelty of the solutions to be pursued, further development of the required validation methods and tools is intended, as well as suggestions for standardisation.

The ADAM4EVE consortium is led by Center of Maritime Technologies and comprises twenty partners in total, representing different sectors: five shipyards and/or yacht builders, seven universities and research organizations experienced in advanced materials’ design, processing and assessment, two classification societies, four companies active in the development of innovative structures and two ship owners.

CMT involvement:

  • CMT is responsible for the overall technical and administrative coordination of the project and for dissemination activities.
  • Work package 4 Sustainability Assessment is led by CMT.
  • In the R&D related work packages, CMT performs studies and gives advice on requirements definition, structural design, safety issues, manufacturing and assembly related to the various pursued technologies and applications.

More information about the ADAM4EVE project can be found on the project website


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