More than 100 participants from 16 countries on three continents took part in the 23rd DYMAT Technical Meeting earlier this month. The meeting took place in Trondheim with SFI CASA as host.
A submerged, floating tunnel in the Sognefjord on Norway’s west coast will withstand powerful explosions. Tests in SIMLab’s shock tube at NTNU show concrete to be tougher than assumed.
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.
“All kinds of contributions are welcome to make the SIMLab Toolbox better and more useful,” Térence Coudert writes in this article. Coudert is co-head of SFI CASA’s Methods and Tools Programme.
For 20 years, the SIMLab research group at NTNU and their colleagues at LMT-Cachan in France have collaborated closely. For many reasons. Ahmed Benallal is one of them.
Turnout was good when SIMLab presented itself to potential project and master’s students this month: almost 30 NTNU students in their fourth year turned up.
Many users choose a glass design after testing 30 samples. Possibly worrying fact: you may need thousands of tests to get statistically trustworthy results.
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.
“This has been a most useful and exciting visit,” said State Secretary Gjermund Hagesæter after spending a whole day at SFI CASA last month.
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.