While SFI CASA’s shock tube is a valuable tool for investigating plated structures subjected to blast-like loading, nothing beats actual field tests using live explosives.
SFI CASA’s meetings in Munich in November showed significant progress on implementation of CASA models into commercial codes and no results in the hunt for females.
Electricity pylon Alma has half the weight of her steel competitors. She just might signal the start of another victory for aluminium structures. Alma is made from fifteen different profiles. Eight of them are brand new. NTNU helped find the best.
Associate Professor Ida Westermann has a bun in the oven. Don’t worry. She knows how to bake. Even aluminium.
What qualities make students honour the same professor again and again for being the best educator? Meet Arild Holm Clausen.
“Norway used to be an international leader in defence research on protective structures,” says Professor Ted Krauthammer. From which follows the underlying message: not to the same extent any more.
More than 100 participants from 16 countries on three continents took part in the 23rd DYMAT Technical Meeting earlier this month. The meeting took place in Trondheim with SFI CASA as host.
A submerged, floating tunnel in the Sognefjord on Norway’s west coast will withstand powerful explosions. Tests in SIMLab’s shock tube at NTNU show concrete to be tougher than assumed.
SFI CASA Professor Knut Marthinsen just visited the Center for Hierarchical Materials Design at Northwestern University in Chicago. He lectured on advanced characterization and modelling for aluminium process and alloy design.
“All kinds of contributions are welcome to make the SIMLab Toolbox better and more useful,” Térence Coudert writes in this article. Coudert is co-head of SFI CASA’s Methods and Tools Programme.
For 20 years, the SIMLab research group at NTNU and their colleagues at LMT-Cachan in France have collaborated closely. For many reasons. Ahmed Benallal is one of them.
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.
Many users choose a glass design after testing 30 samples. Possibly worrying fact: you may need thousands of tests to get statistically trustworthy results.
On top of a hill in Verdal lies a farmhouse with the most spectacular view of the valley below. It is the home of Odd-Geir Lademo, head of CASA’s Methods and Tools Programme.
The Research Council of Norway is very pleased with the performance of SFI CASA so far. The report after their site visit in February is full of praise, topped with a bit of sound advice.
SFI CASA’s brand new presentation video is here. Spread the word – and the video: https://youtu.be/mQXCU9uNLUI
Professors Randi Holmestad (Dept of Physics) and Knut Marthinsen (Dept of Materials) from the CASA core team were in Japan last week, meeting the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland.