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.
Because he can simulate how atoms behave when aluminium is deformed, Jonas Frafjord knows better than most that the devil is in the details.
Sindre Olufsen’s efforts to understand the deep interior of polymers can improve the safety of everything from cars to planes, and perhaps even heart valves.
The weakest adhesive John Fredrick Berntsen has studied in his doctoral dissertation is strong enough to lift a 1 500 kilos car with a bonded area of only 3×3 centimetres.
Hydro will sponsor a new Associate Professor position at the Department of Structural Engineering, NTNU.
What happens inside a material before it breaks and fails? How do deformations and cracks occur, and how do they propagate?
The demands for innovation mean that NTNU is becoming more closely linked to industry. This makes its collaboration with SINTEF more difficult, CASA´s director Magnus Langseth writes in this cronichle.