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.
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.
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.
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.
Confused? Good. In real life, mustard and honey goes on top of the salmon loin when SFI CASA Professor Aase Reyes prepares dinner. The polymer foam stays at work.
With thorough insight in aluminium, automotive industry and anti-terror, it’s hard to imagine a better match for SFI CASA than SINTEF’s new CEO Alexandra Bech Gjørv.