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.
Last May, Audi announced that they wanted two SIMLab master’s students to work on the Q7 rims. Eirik Kittilsen and Emil Swanberg reacted instantly.
PhD candidate Johan Kolstø Sønstabø has spent ten weeks with Honda R&D Americas as part of his work on flow-drill screw connections to join aluminium sheets. Here is his report from the stay:
“Some of the presentations we have seen are jaw-dropping.” “There are big challenges ahead.” These potentially contradictory quotes encapsulate the impressions of SFI CASA’s Scientific Advisory Group meeting last week.
SFI CASA will host DYMAT’s 23rd Technical Meeting from 12 to 14 September 2017. The theme is Dynamic Fracture of Ductile Materials and abstract submission deadline is 15 January.