Project in the Spotlight: Enabling Qualification of Hybrid Structures for Lightweight and Safe Maritime Transport

2022-06-01T13:44:27+02:00

Key information Project in the Spotlight: E17002 (2S03-051 Qualify) Market: Maritime Industry Written by: Franz Bormann In the past years, the maritime industry has been facing an increasing demand for decarbonisation and sustainability. One of the conventional routes to achieve a substantial reduction in carbon emissions is to lower fuel consumption. This

Project in the Spotlight: Description and control of texture in mesoscale for highly formable sheet steel (MesoTex)

2022-04-21T10:54:01+02:00

Key information Project in the Spotlight: S17014 Market: Advanced Metals Written by: Viktoria Savran Research background In the automotive industry, the paint appearance of outer panels is strongly influenced by the waviness of the parts after forming. Such waviness may induce diffusive scattering of light after paint baking, which produces a loss

Project in the Spotlight: From structure to properties for large scale additive manufacturing by wire deposition

2022-03-23T16:17:08+01:00

Key information Project in the Spotlight: S17024e/P16-46 Market: Additive Manufacturing Written by: Viktoria Savran Introduction Large engineering structures like turbines, metallic bridges or industrial machinery are generally still manufactured by traditional processes such as forging, casting, welding, bolting or by machining them from solid blocks. These processes do not allow for the

Project in the Spotlight: Dynamic behaviour of liquid-solid systems applied to the blast furnace hearth

2022-02-22T14:10:20+01:00

Key information Project in the Spotlight: T16046 Market: Materials production Written by: Viktoria Savran Dynamic behaviour of liquid-solid systems applied to the blast furnace hearth The blast furnace is quite possibly the most intricate multiphase system. With high temperature liquid iron and slag, burden particles and reduction gases; enormous volume and different

Project in the Spotlight: A multi-scale approach towards reusable steel-concrete composite floor systems (INTERMOD)

2022-01-25T11:40:21+01:00

Key information Project in the Spotlight: T16045 (INTERMOD) Market: Construction Written by: Viktoria Savran A multi-scale approach towards reusable steel-concrete composite floor systems (INTERMOD) Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in the construction sector. Demountable and reusable structures are one way to extend the exploitation life of buildings and to provide solutions for

Project in the Spotlight: Modelling austenite decomposition: bainite, acicular ferrite, heat of transformation and effect of deformation

2022-01-11T08:27:19+01:00

Key information Project in the Spotlight: T17019h (DENS) Market: Materials production Written by: Viktoria Savran Modelling austenite decomposition: bainite, acicular ferrite, heat of transformation and effect of deformation Introduction Important progress has been made in the development of metallurgical models that describe the behaviour of steel both during steel processing and during

Ductile damage and crack propagation

2020-11-26T14:15:58+01:00

Objectives: Prediction of shape during metal blanking and cutting processes. M2i FEA simulation work: Development and implementation of 2D non-local damage and crack propagation model using MSC.MARC and in-house software (2005) Development and implementation of 3D non-local damage and crack propagation model using MSC.MARC and in-house software (2010) Integration of 2D and 3D models

Advanced simulations of sheet metal forming process

2020-11-26T14:25:44+01:00

Objectives: Develop advanced simulations technology to account for temperature increase and adaptive control systems to adjust the machine settings during the start-up of the production line. M2i FEA simulation work: Implement a tribology based friction law in the commercial FEA software MARC Simulation and validation of the thermo-mechanical behaviour of the deep-drawing

Failure prediction of adhesive hybrid-joint (composite-steel) under mechanical loading

2020-11-26T14:07:36+01:00

Objectives: 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:

Topology optimization of 3D printed implants and prosthesis

2020-11-26T14:15:27+01:00

Objectives: Integration of diagnosis, design and manufacturing of 3DP medical devices in a software platform. Personalized medical devices (prostheses, implants, orthoses) M2i FEA simulation work: Develop robust and easy to use FEA models of 3D printed model of implants and orthotics Topology optimization of designs Industrial Benefits: Reduce the complexity of advanced