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Developing lightweight modules for transport systems featuring efficient production and lifecycle benefits at structural and functional integrity using risk based design

Developing lightweight modules for transport systems featuring efficient production and lifecycle benefits at structural and functional integrity using risk based design

Objective

Complex lightweight modules for ships and railway will be developed using risk based design methods. The modules will contain structural and outfitting components.
The modules can be efficiently pre-assembled under favourable working conditions using economy of scale. Modules can be adapted to customer needs thus featuring structural and functional integrity, improved safety and environmentally friendliness as well as efficient operation and reduced life cycle cost.
The development of lightweight modules will thus contribute to increase the competitiveness of European producers and operators of transport systems.
The application of risk based design methods will allow to develop highly innovative solutions exceeding the range of existing classification rules by exploring new material combinations, innovative joining, assembly and pre-outfitting techniques.
The scope of applications followed by DE-LIGHT reaches from passenger and RoRo ships, through cargo and short sea ships, to inter-modal transport units and railway carriages.

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Coordinator

CENTER OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES E. V.

Address

Bramfelder Strasse 164
Hamburg

Germany

Administrative Contact

Thomas SCHLÜTER (Mr)

Participants (18)

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"OVIDIUS" UNIVERSITY OF CONSTANTA - CENTER FOR ADVANCED ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Romania

ANTHONY, PATRICK AND MURTA LDA

Portugal

APC COMPOSIT AB

Sweden

BALANCE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING GMBH

Germany

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION UK LTD

United Kingdom

DAMEN SCHELDE NAVAL SHIPBUILDING B.V.

Netherlands

DET NORSKE VERITAS AS

Norway

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

GDANSK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Poland

INSTITUT FUER HOLZTECHNOLOGIE DRESDEN GGMBH

Germany

MEYER WERFT GMBH

Germany

NOSKE-KAESER GMBH

Germany

RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Latvia

SICOMP AB

Sweden

TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU

Finland

ULJANIK BRODOGRADILISTE, D.D.(ULJANIK SHIPYARD)

Croatia

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB, FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND NAVAL ARCHITECTURE

Croatia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 31483

  • Start date

    1 November 2006

  • End date

    31 January 2010

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 713 094

  • EU contribution

    € 2 497 519

Coordinated by:

CENTER OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES E. V.

Germany