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Ensuring Advancement in Sandwich Construction through Innovation and Exploitation

Objective

Sandwich panels are modern lightweight building components used to cover walls and roofs of buildings and to isolate spaces inside buildings. They are typically made of two thin metal sheets with an insulating core between the faces. The use of sandwich panels is continuously increasing and new application areas are opened in industrial, residential and office buildings. The European Standard for sandwich panels EN 14509 has a lack of rules or requirements for many important areas like fastening of the panels, openings in panels, axially loaded panels and panels stabilizing frame structures. Despite there is a lot of knowledge in different countries on these subjects, no common rules have been developed, thus putting a hinder to the standardisation and leading to barriers for some of these applications.The aim of this project is to overcome these problems and develop solutions and technical guidelines ready for implementation for the revision of the standard EN 14509 which is expected to be finished in 2010. The second goal of the project is to implement the new information in the use in practice, which will be carried out through seminars and practical guidelines as well as e-learning modules. The subjects are of high industrial and user interest. The project introduces guidelines for topics not included in the present version of the standard but will on the base of this research be implemented in a later revision of the standard. The subjects are very important in practice. Practical guidelines and seminars will help and broaden the correct and safe use of sandwich panels in Europe and ICPC. The innovative parts of the project are new applications like the in-plane shear and axial resistance and new fastening systems, which open and broaden the market of sandwich panels.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SME-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

Fachhochschule Mainz
Address
Seppel-glueckert-passage 10
55116 Mainz
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 427 676
Administrative Contact
Bernd Naujoks (Prof.)

Participants (18)

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 259 657
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veronika Bitterwolf (Ms.)
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 309 473
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jukka Aalto (Prof.)
SYNDICAT NATIONAL DU PROFILAGE DES PRODUITS PLATS EN ACIER
France
EU contribution
€ 218 775
Address
Rue La Perouse 6/14
75016 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
David Izabel (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 292 892
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jörg Lange (Prof.)
PAN AND PRO EUROPE ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 152 870
Address
Rue La Perouse 6-14
75016 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elisenda Pages (Mrs.)
EUROPEAN QUALITY ASSURANCE ASSOCIATION FOR PANELS AND PROFILES E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 88 694
Address
Max Planck Strasse 4
40237 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ralf Podleschny (Dr.)
PANELCO SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 98 616
Address
Route De Chaveyriat
01540 Vonnas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Calland (Mr.)
ARCELOR CONSTRUCTION POLSKA SPZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 82 728
Address
Konopnica 120
96 200 Rawa Mazowiecka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomasz Lankow (Mr.)
ECP GESELLSCHAFT FUR GFK-SYSTEMLOSUNGEN MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 155 967
Address
Trittauer Strasse 3
19205 Gadebusch
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uwe Lipka (Mr.)
M-Profil d.o.o.
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 86 439
Address
Prilaz Dr. Franje Tuđmana 11
49210 Zabok
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kresimir Antolic (Mr.)
Fech Fenstertechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 109 859
Address
Feldbach 1
86647 Buttenwiesen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Fech (Mr.)
Asociación de Fabricantes de Panales de Poliuretano de España
Spain
EU contribution
€ 59 095
Address
Cl Apartado Correos 141
Pamplona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maria Neus Comas (Mrs.)
RITSCH ENGELBERT
Italy
EU contribution
€ 49 573
Address
Via G Marconi 42A
39055 Laives
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Engelbert Ritsch (Mr.)
LHH CONSULTING OY AB LTD
Finland
EU contribution
€ 72 298
Address
Kullasgrand 1
21600 Pargas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Heselius (Dr.)
RUSTEMEIJER BUILDING MAINTENANCE EUROPE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 139 528
Address
Vijverweg 35
1951MS Velsen-noord
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Rustemeijer (Mr.)
COLDKIT IBERICA MATERIAIS ISOLANTES SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 136 355
Address
Lugar Do Poco Forrado
3524 909 Nelas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Decabane (Mr.)
EUROPA MEDIA SZOLGALTATO NON PROFITKOZHASZNU KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 81 192
Address
Zahony Utca 7
1031 Budapest
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gabor Kitley (Mr.)
ThyssenKrupp Bausysteme GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 38 213
Address
Hammerstrasse 11
57223 Kreuztal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Pfeiffer (Dr.)