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.
What happens inside a material before it breaks and fails? How do deformations and cracks occur, and how do they propagate?
Sondre Bergo loves equations. That passion helps him closer to the goal of predicting the exact moment when fractures occur in ductile metals.
Glass is brittle. When it breaks, it happens suddenly and unexpectedly. It is precisely this unpredictable and violent behaviour that attracts the interest of SFI CASA´s Jonas Rudshaug.
A lucky side effect of the polymeric coatings on steel pipelines is that they also work as bumpers at great water depths. PhD candidate Ole Vestrum has found a new way to model how they react when hit by mooring lines, falling anchors or fishing trawls.
The body of a modern car is like a gigantic 3D Puzzle, with a multitude of different materials, parts and pieces. The joining of all those mixed parts is a crucial challenge in today´s design of car bodies.
Our craving for daylight has accelerated the use of glass in modern constructions. However, for those concerned about safety, our passion for the light comes with a dark side.
Christian Oen Paulsen went by way of gold to bring our understanding of steel one step further.
New knowledge on how to predict the behaviour of elements impossible to see with the naked eye.
Chronicle. CASA´s director Magnus Langseths raises some crucial questions in The Norwegian Business Daily.
Petter Holmström’s fresh PhD thesis brings good news to every industry which moulds fibre-reinforced thermoplastics for withstanding extreme loads.
Birgit Søvik Opheim never considered a PhD until a couple of people gave her a personal, gentle push.
«If you want to join the national team in structural analysis and get a job this is the place to be».