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European fitness for service network

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G1RT-CT-2001-05071

  • Start date

    1 February 2002

  • End date

    31 May 2006

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 666 148

  • EU contribution

    € 1 600 000

Coordinated by:

GKSS - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH

Germany

Objective

FITNET will promote the development of a European Fitness-for Purpose procedure for assessing the structural integrity of metallic structures transmitting loads. In particular it will cover techniques for dealing with know or postulated defects and will consider the failure mods of fatigue, fracture, creep and environmental assisted cracking. The network will harness recent technological advances from EC-funded projects, national programmes and in-kind contributions. Working groups will be established to review existing standards, to create a database of validation tests and to produce consensus recommendations for a European structural integrity assessment procedure. It involves 30 organisations all with recognised expertise in this area, drawn from 13 European countries.

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Coordinator

GKSS - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH

Address

Max Planck-Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht

Germany

Participants (33)

ALSTOM POWER UK LTD.

United Kingdom

BAY ZOLTAN FOUNDATION FOR APPLIED RESEARCH

Hungary

BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

BRITISH ENERGY GENERATION LTD

United Kingdom

BUREAU VERITAS S.A.

France

CATERPILLAR - FRANCE SA

France

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DES INDUSTRIES MECANIQUES

France

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS E INVESTIGACIONES TECNICAS DE GUIPUZKOA

Spain

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.

Italy

CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA

Italy

CESI - CENTRO ELETTROTECNICO SPERIMENTALE ITALIANO GIACINTO MOTTA SPA

Italy

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

Netherlands

CORUS UK LIMITED*

United Kingdom

DARMSTADT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Germany

DET NORSKE VERITAS AB

Sweden

FORCE INSTITUTE

Denmark

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.*

Germany

GENT UNIVERSITY

Belgium

GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE

Germany

HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE

United Kingdom

INGENIEURBUERO FUER WERKSTOFFTECHNIK

Germany

INNOSPEXION APS

Denmark

INSTITUT DE SOUDURE

France

ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF WELDING

Italy

NPL MANAGEMENT LTD.

United Kingdom

SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL B.V.

Netherlands

SKODA VYZKUM S.R.O.

Czechia

Staatliche Materialpruefungsanstalt

Germany

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

TWI LTD (WORLD CENTRE FOR MATERIALS JOINING TECHNOLOGIES)

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO

Portugal

UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR

Slovenia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G1RT-CT-2001-05071

  • Start date

    1 February 2002

  • End date

    31 May 2006

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 666 148

  • EU contribution

    € 1 600 000

Coordinated by:

GKSS - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH

Germany