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European Activity for Standardization of Industrial residual STRESS characterization

Objective

Metallic structures are the backbone in a wide range of industrial sectors e.g. energy, space, aerospace, automotive and metal forming. Metals are, however, not utilised optimally since conservative safety factors are used to mitigate residual stresses known to cause fatigue failure. Using synchrotron x-ray and neutron diffraction techniques, the full 3d stress tensor can be measured within the bulk of a component in a non-destructive manner which is not possible with any other technique. Knowing the actual stress levels and incorporating these into modelling tools will lead to three competitive advantages for companies:
1. Increased lifetime and reduced risk of failure
2. Reduced material usage due to reduced safety factors
3. Reduced time-to-market of new products, materials and processing technologies
Diffraction-based techniques have been used for decades in academia but have not yet gained foothold in industry because of a lack of validation, standards and procedures. within the framework of the EASI-STRESS project, the consortium, consisting of large industrial partners and experts from the large facilities and universities bound together by RTOs and a standardisation body, break down the main barriers for industrial use of these strong techniques by
1. Validating the techniques and their accuracy against more widespread (semi)destructive measurement techniques.
2. Developing and implementing protocols and procedures aimed at standardisation for the measurements, in close collaboration with both standardisation bodies and industrial partners to ensure their industrial acceptance.
3. Defining (meta)data formats and software that ensure reproducibility and traceability of the data and enable their incorporation into modelling tools to secure the link between data and reliable end-product.
4. Setting up and validating an industrial test bed service for residual stress characterisation to ensure that all European industries can get a head start on the technology.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2020-twostage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Denmark
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 685 060

Participants (14)

INSTITUT MAX VON LAUE - PAUL LANGEVIN
France
EU contribution
€ 447 812,50
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
OHB SYSTEM AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 107 875
Address
Universitatsallee 27-29
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNGGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 445 971,25
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
VOLUM-E
France
EU contribution
€ 200 137,50
Address
Rue De La Fonderie 1
76340 Blangy Sur Bresle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 195 000
Address
Borupvej 16
7330 Brande
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 465 000
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY
France
EU contribution
€ 511 250
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 202 268,75
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 209 630
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDEN DANSK STANDARD
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 125 130
Address
Goteborg Plads 1
2150 Nordhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGIATUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 343 250
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE TECHNIQUE DES INDUSTRIES MECANIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 514 687,50
Address
Avenue Felix Louat 52
60304 Senlis Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEMAK LINZ GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 171 500
Address
Zeppelinstrasse 24
4030 Linz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCELORMITTAL INNOVACION INVESTIGACION E INVERSION SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 115 100
Address
Lugar Residencia La Granda Sn
33418 Gozon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)