Investigation of the formation of casting defects in light metal foundry alloys, including for example contraction behaviour, determination of mushy zone permeability and simulations of porosity distribution in castings.
Utilisation of new steel qualities and technologies will be applied for thin-walled high strength tube production. Trip effect assisted steels combined with bake hardening treatment will be utilised to achieve extraordinary properties.
Development of a lubricant for the warm compaction of metal powders, together with the associated mixing technology, in order to produce powder metallurgical components with a very high density (98% of wrought density).
Developent of a new fleet management and communications system for european passenger transport fleets, mainly taxis, to improve efficiency and safety.
Study of the strengthening effect of nano-sized bubbles finely dispersed in a metal matrix on the properties of this matrix and analysis of the interaction mechanism between sliding dislocation and the stress field around the bubbles.
Development of new materials with improved properties, based on combining thermoplastics and cellulose, without increasing the cost of the resulting material.
Investigation and characterisation of the performance of a new category of optical filters based on the combination of single mode polymer optical fibres and bragg gratings in order to offer a new level of performance compared to existing technologies.
The use of new, low cost processing agents in polymer processing as a way of reducing flow instabilities. This will improve the quality of the parts made and will increase the rate of production.
A feasibility study on a traffic corridor (north rhine-westphalia/balkans) to determine more concrete figures and documentation concerning the current and future exchange of goods in these two regions and connecting regions.
Development of a new resin for the construction and furniture industry with environmental advantages and a shorter pressing time, resulting in energy and cost savings.