MOTIVATE: Matrix Optimization for Testing by Interaction of Virtual And Test Environments

MOTIVATE is an Innovation Action within the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Clean Sky 2 program under Grant Agreement No. 754660, supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) under contract number 17.00064.

Our team involves Airbus Operations SAS as Topic Manager as well as University of Liverpool (the Coordinator), Empa, Dantec Dynamics GmbH and Athena Research and Innovation Center as Beneficiaries.

The goal of the project is to deploy a CEN validation method to numerical results from FE simulations of a subcomponent test based on measurements using Digital Image Correlation. Results of this test at Airbus UK as well as preliminary tests at Empa will be documented on this website. An introductory video is found on Empa TV.

From our research, we expect progress on methods for DIC calibration and model validation, notably on measuring the quality of data comparison. There is a Knowledge Exchange workshop planned for 2019 to present and discuss the latest relevant findings.

The work is based on a Support Action that was conducted in the FP7 project VANESSA.

36 months
2017 - 2020
Project Types
European Research Projects
Funding Agency
H2020-EU. - ITD Airframe