MOTIVATE Publications

Publications from the MOTIVATE project.

Project Overview

Welcome to MOTIVATE

MOTIVATE is an Innovation Action within the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Clean Sky 2 program under Grant Agreement No. 754660.

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. There is a Knowledge Exchange workshop planned for 2019 to present and discuss the latest relevant findings.

From our research, we expect progress on methods for DIC calibration and model validation, notably on measuring the quality of data comparison.

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

Now if you are new to the field of validation or want to consult related documents, you will find relevant publications and presentations on this website.

Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking

Clean Sky is the largest European research programme developing innovative, cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, Clean Sky contributes to strengthening European aero-industry collaboration, global leadership and competitiveness.


The MOTIVATE project team attended the Photomechanics 18 conference in Toulouse, France, on 20-22 March 2018, and gave a presentation on "What’s the probability that a simulation agrees with your experiment?".


Prof Dr Eann Patterson
Project Coordinator
University Liverpool


Dr Eszter Szigeti
Topic Manager
Airbus UK



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Project Chronology

29 Nov 2017

6m Meeting in Bristol

In addition to the project progress review, a revision of the ASME flowchart for Verification and Validation was discussed.

1Oct 2017

We welcome Ksenija Dvurecenska to the MOTIVATE team! Ksenija is lecturer at the University of Liverpool.


6 June 2017

Kick Off Meeting in Liverpool

Partners presented their organisation and people participating in the project. The Topic Manager provided an overview of Airbus and then focussed on Predictive Virtual Testing. There was a discussion about the technology gaps and their relationship to the MOTIVATE work packages.

1 June 2017 Official project start date  

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