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».
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.
Associate Professor Vegard Aune´s research evolves around severe blast loading events. At the 13th International DYMAT conference recently, he shared new insight on the underlying physics of extreme blast-structure interaction. Read about it – and watch the video on coupled simulation.
PhD candidate Benjamin S. Elveli works with steel and a long-standing dilemma in materials science, namely the trade-off between strength and ductility.
Heavy storms can cause steep and violent waves slamming into platforms and offshore wind turbines.
SIMLab’s Rene Kaufmann measures the pressure and deformations from such massive loads – to improve safety at sea.
In France, earthquake and depressurization effects are considered as a reference accident when engineers design the interior of nuclear power plants. That explains why french researchers subjected fuel rods to severe shockwaves in SIMLabs shock tube recently.
National Public Radio (NPR) and BBC World Radio recently visited SFI CASA´s Shock Tube Facility.