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Development of new environmentally acceptable lubricants, tribological tests and models for european sheet forming industry

Objective

The European sheet forming industries are facing considerable problems due to legal requirements of introducing environmentally acceptable lubricants as substitutes for the present hazardous/toxic ones. The objectives of this project are to develop new environmentally acceptable lubricants and an approach for prediction or prevention of lubricant film breakdown in sheet forming operations to facilitate a shift in the European industry towards environmentally acceptable lubricants. These objectives will be achieved by developing new environmentally acceptable lubricants based on pine oils and dry-film polymers, a system of experimental tests for sheet forming tribology combined with numerical modelling of lubricant film breakdown, which are integrated into a design support system. The expected output are new lubricants and a combined experimental and theoretical approach for prediction or prevention of lubricant film breakdown.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Address
Building 101 A
2800 Lyngby
Denmark

Participants (10)

BUURSKOV & LASSEN MASKINFABRIK I/S
Denmark
Address
Bjornkaervej 15
8900 Randers
CENTRE FOR COMPUTATIONAL CONTINUUM MECHANICS D.O.O.
Slovenia
Address
55,Vandotova 55
1102 Ljubljana
CHEMETALL GMBH
Germany
Address
Trakehner Strasse 3
900170 Frankfurt Am-main
GRUNDFOS A/S
Denmark
Address
7,Poul Due Jensensvej 7
8850 Bjerringbro
INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Swietokrzyska 21
00 049 Warszawa
MIKALOR S.A.
Spain
Address
Paseo Can Feu 60-66
08205 Sabadell
OY PINIFER LTD
Finland
Address
Kuormatie 2
91900 Liminka
RAUTARUUKKI OYJ
Finland
Address
Kiilakiventie 1
90101 Oulu
ROCKFIELD SOFTWARE LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Innovation Centre University College Of Wales Swan
SA2 8PP Swansea
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
3,Kemistintie 3
02044 Espoo