The shock wave produced by an explosion may be accompanied by fragments accelerating to immense speeds. This devastating combination is a massive challenge for those working with blast-resistant designs. The most destructive loads that exist are the topic of Benjamin Stavnar Elveli´s PhD-thesis.
The German car manufacturer Audi AG secures continued collaboration with NTNU and the SIMLab research group. Recently, they signed Audi´s first ever Higher Education Framework Research Agreement outside a non-German-speaking region. A PhD scholarship is the first individual project to be launched.
«A world-leading center. Business sector relevant research of high international quality. Effective bridgebuilding over the technology gap». SFI CASA´s Scientific Advisory Board declares that the Centre has achieved its goals. Also, the panel points out several possible research areas for the future.
Her enthusiasm for space technology continues to give SFI CASA´s PhD candidate Rannveig Marie Færgestad honor and glory.
Sometimes, polymer layers develop microvoids that can cause leakage. The underlying mechanism resembles crazing and is a mystery to the industry. Now, the phenomenon is under investigation in the project STIP (2020-2023) led by the company Enodo AS, a spinoff from SFI CASA.
For nearly four decades, researchers from NTNU and the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency have built a unique partnership, protecting people and property.
Post-doctor and polymer expert Sindre Nordmark Olufsen leaves Casa to take up a new position in Freyr Battery Norway. «The years in SFI CASA have been fantastic», he says.
Kristin Qvale is an expert in energy absorption and fractures in aluminium components, such as the crash boxes in cars. The key to knowledge lies in the microstructures. Any change here affects the whole component’s behaviour.
Marcos Fernandez’s research brings us closer to that day when physical tests become history. His efforts also pave the way for safer cars, planes, ships, and other structures.
SFI CASA hosted The International Conference on Impact Loading of Structures and Materials, ICILSM 2022 from 14 to 17 June.
SFI CASA´s PhD candidate Rannveig Færgestad talks about the challenges in space in a new podcast from the Technological Weekly.
Luca Lomazzi went from Politecnico di Milano to blast metal plates in the SIMLab Shock Tube Facility this winter. Upon leaving, he said, «I bring home loads of new experimental data. Plus, a new way of using Machine Learning».
They are incomprehensibly small but have a significant impact on the safety of aluminium structures. Dr Asle Joachim Tomstad pinpoints the importance of primary particles.
Honor and glory to Rannveig Marie Færgestad, who has received the Norwegian Industrial Forum for Space Activities (NIFRO) prize for the best space-related master’s thesis.
SFI CASA’s Vegard Aune is among the 25 carefully selected participants in NTNU’s next Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme. The scheme aims to accelerate the international career of the university’s top talented young researchers
Within a few days this spring, 30 blast loads detonated inside one of the Norwegian Defence Agency’s test facilities. Behind the destruction lies CASA and NDEA’s shared goal to understand more of what happens during close-range blasts in confined spaces.
SFI CASA was one of the selected places to visit when the Standing Committee on Education and Research visited NTNU on 4 April.