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Turnout was good when SIMLab presented itself to potential project and master’s students this month: almost 30 NTNU students in their fourth year turned up.
The presentation was led by Professor Arild Holm Clausen. He started by presenting SIMLab and the content of the project and master’s work.
He was followed by PhD Candidates Vegard Aune and Ole Vestrum. Aune shared insight into his nearly completed PhD work on the SIMLab shock tube and how tests are compared with simulations. He also told about the work carried out by researcher Martin Kristoffersen linked to a potential explosion inside a floating tunnel on the planned new highway E39.
Vestrum reported from his work on polymer coating of pipelines. The coating absorbs energy in an impact but it is hard to make good models. Vestrum is working on how to characterize the pores in the coating.
Master’s students Eirik Kittilsen and Emil Swanberg followed suit with their account of the rims for the Audi Q7. The rims happen to be the topic of their master’s degree; visit to Audi in Ingolstadt included.
After the presentation, the group was given a guided tour of SIMLab’s lab facilities, with a demonstration of the shock tube. The tradition of ending it all with pizza, refreshments and informal chats between potential and actual “SIMLabers” worked very well this year, too.