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Coordination Action on Advanced Sandwich Structures in the Transportation Industry (SANDCORE)

Coordination Action on Advanced Sandwich Structures in the Transportation Industry (SANDCORE)

Objective

SAND.CORe aims to foster the application of innovative sandwich structures in the European transport sector. This will be done by benchmarking, harmonising and complementing previous research work and evaluating state-of-the-art knowledge and experiences. These will be made easily available to the European research community and industry. Additionally, a sustainable infrastructure of joint research, development and application will be created with close links to transport industry. The overall objective of the project is to boost the applications of sandwich structures in several transport sectors. As a consequence of non-coordinated research, the general knowledge about the sandwich panels is widespread over the industry and other parties (research, classification societies, suppliers, shipyards...). Therefore, there is the need to co-ordinate research, to conduct knowledge transfer and foster the application of various types of sandwich structures. Moreover, the current knowledge on different sandwich types varies, some are quite completely known (e.g. composite sandwich panels), while for others, like metallic sandwich panels, a lack of knowledge in several aspects still exists. The parties that are supposed to apply sandwich systems, particularly shipyards, are insufficiently familiar with the characteristics of sandwich structures and their integration in ship design and fabrication to apply them to the extent desirable. SAND.CORe will achieve its objectives with a workplan divided into five co-ordination and one management workpackage. Co-ordination activities include the creation of a sandwich catalogue, Internet information system, and knowledge and tests database. Through the creation of sustainable virtual structures ties with other related industrial sectors and projects will be enabled. Exploitation and dissemination will provide benefit to the consortium, industry, the educational system and the broader public.

Coordinator

CENTER OF MARINE TECHNOLOGIES E.V.

Address

Bramfelder Strasse 164
Hamburg

Germany

Administrative Contact

Frank ROLAND (Dr)

Participants (15)

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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

BALANCE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING GMBH

Germany

BART BOON RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY

Netherlands

BUREAU VERITAS S.A.

France

CORUS TECHNOLOGY B.V.

Netherlands

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND NAVAL ARCHITECHTURE, UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB

Croatia

FLENSBURGER SCHIFFBAU-GESELLSCHAFT MBH & CO KG

Germany

TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU

Finland

JOS L. MEYER GMBH

Germany

RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

SCHELDE MARINEBOUW B.V.

Netherlands

A-ROSA FLUSSSCHIFF GMBH

Germany

POLITECHNIKA GDANSKA

Poland

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG HARBURG

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 506330

  • Start date

    1 January 2004

  • End date

    30 June 2006

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 849 987

  • EU contribution

    € 849 987

Coordinated by:

CENTER OF MARINE TECHNOLOGIES E.V.

Germany