They are ultralight, excellent energy absorbers, and they may save your life. This brilliant mix of properties explains why polymer foams play the leading role in Daniel Thor Morton’s doctoral dissertation.
According to PhD candidate Jianbin Xu, a bumpy bike ride is comparable with understanding the Portevin-Le Chatelier effect in some metallic materials.
“It was a very inspiring visit. We need more results from research, in line with what CASA has achieved,” said Henrik Asheim after his digital visit to the center.
SIMLab is part of Statsbygg’s innovation project on developing a new type of movable vehicle security barriers. The barriers will protect the new Government Building Complex in Norway.
The battery is the heart of an electric car. Therefore, maximum protection of this core component is the number-one priority for car manufacturers. Watch the video on how our research makes electric cars safer.
Enjoy some moments from the experiments performed by SIMLab Master´s students in the spring of 2021.
Space enthusiast and MSc student Rannveig Marie Færgestad is working on her dream thesis at SFI CASA. Her aim is to simulate what happens when orbital debris hits a spacecraft.
One of this spring´s MSc projects is «Projectile impact on plain and reinforced concrete slabs».
Here, of course, you will find the usual stuff of objectives and goals, facts and figures, projects, publications and annual accounts. But there is more.
SFI CASA and SIMLab was part of the Norwegian Parliament’s debate on societal security 9. March. Unfortunately, the recommendation to establish a national centre for physical security was not passed
In March 2020, Associate Professor Vegard Aune at SFI CASA received a notice that he had published a new article. «I recognized neither the authors, the content, nor the study itself», he says to the magazine Forskerforum.
Key scientists, members of the Scientific Advisory Board, and the Chair of SFI CASA´s Board are ranked among the World’s 2 per cent best researchers.
«This is an extremely interesting research centre. Not only from the scientific view but also from the viewpoint of the industry”, says Stefanie Reese, Professor of RWTH Achen University in Germany.
Professor Patricia Verleysen at Ghent University in Belgium says that the NTNU team’s work has been a true source of inspiration for her DyMaLab group.
The truck pulled up by the concrete lab early one morning and dumped the grey mass into forms and wheelbarrows. As you can see in this time-lapse video*, it kept students and staff very busy getting the moulding done.
According to CASA’s director Magnus Langseth, the Norwegian government’s new white paper on societal security is full of challenges. Recently, he shared his views with the Standing Committee on Justice.
«Education in physical security stands out, compared to what we normally educate students in at NTNU», states Magnus Langseth in a 25-minutes podcast from Technoport.