This innovative r&d project will be executed by two parties in order to share the technological and financial risks involved in developing a ground-breaking helmet platform with increased protection against rotational force to the brain.
Ecobogie is a novel bogie that will deliver environmental benefits for freight vehicles by decreasing noise emissions by at least 10 db and reducing mass by up to 1000 kg per bogie thus reducing the carbon foot print and track damage and increasing the capacity of existing rail infrastructure
Flexible communication network in the field of industrial production systems integrated in company operations to develop competitiveness in mfg. Methods/design, mfg.Systems/ technology and organisation/human resource development.
The aim is to further develop the use of fibre-reinforced plastics in rail suspensions and demonstrate the advantages of advanced suspensions using such materials.
Friction stir welding (fsw) will be applied to a range of materials/be researched to achieve high welding speeds in increased joint thickness. Processes will be industrialised for real components and applied in commercial production.
Demonstrate a novel form of hybrid electric drive line which combines the virtues of the bus and tram without the need for track or overhead lines and show how this introduces a modal shift away from the passenger car.
The aim of this project is to improve the quality and productivity of paper manufacturing by using fungal enzymes in order to control and remove slime and pitch deposition.
The aim is to develop a new range of thermoplastic composite sandwich panels (which are more cost-effective, lightweight, high impact and inherently recyclable) and their use in a range of lightweight structures.
Development of a new, 6 metre ultra-light tender weighing only 50% of the existing model. To achieve this weight saving, a new hull, based on new composite technology with the propulsion system integrated in it, will be developed.
Explosive concrete spalling at high temperatures results in serious economic and human safety problems. A research programme will study innovative concretes using new fibre types able to exclude toxic effects and avoid spalling.