Bullet proof windows don’t help much if the whole building comes down on you: Obvious? Sure, and one of the classic dilemmas facing the people who plan the new government headquarters in Oslo.
SFI CASA Professors Odd Sture Hopperstad, Tore Børvik and colleagues have just received a 30 million NOK Toppforsk grant to investigate new ways of designing aluminium structures against failure.
Pure aluminium is a very soft metal, not suitable for any kind of structural use. To make it stronger, some kind of alloying elements are always used.
Stainless steel is expensive. What if you could get the same user qualities more cheaply by combining a stainless surface with a conventional steel substrate using a surface modification technique? David Embury shares a peek into a new world of hybrid and architectured materials.
Potentially, a hundred years of student labour is available to the partners in SFI CASA at NTNU. Toyota has caught the essence. They’ve got help twice already.
Maximal expertise on how and where nuts and bolts fail can obviously be of critical importance. Here’s an abstract of a presentation by PhD candidate Erik Løhre Grimsmo in one of SFI CASA’s internal seminars
CASA PhD candidate Vegard Aune presented some serious shock treatment of aluminium at the 11th International DYMAT Conference in Switzerland last week. Aune’s PhD work is concentrating on the use of SIMLab’s new
On one hand, SFI CASA is brand new. On the other, the partners can start using loads of scientific findings right from the start. Here’s the SIMLab Tool Box for you.