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SuPLight - Sustainable and efficient Production of Light weight solutions

Objective

Light weight component and solutions are increasingly important for a more sustainable world, and aluminium wrought alloys have large potentials for dramatic weight reduction of structural parts. The production of virgin aluminium is, however, highly energy consuming and a higher degree of recycling of aluminium is needed to achieve sustainable industry models for aluminium based components and products. The SuPLight project will address new industrial models for sustainable light weight solutions – with 75% recycling in high-end structural components based on wrought alloys. Advanced optimisation algorithms will be used for product and process optimisation with up to 50% increased weight/performance ratio. The project will bridge from atomic scale to continuum FEM simulations as well as tolerance simulations. Novel business models with a holistic life cycle view and higher reactivity to customer contribute to a better impact from the new methods and technology developed in the project.
SuPLight will be a multidisciplinary research project, combining physics at the atomic scale level, metal¬lurgy, continuum mechanics, structural mechanics, optimization algorithms, tolerance analysis, life cycle analysis, manufacturing and business modelling. This multidisciplinary is a large challenge but also the key to the real step-change from the project. SuPLight goes beyond prior knowledge on how to reduce weight in structural parts and improve the holistic eco-design of aluminium wrought alloys and to build novel sustainable industry models with a holistic life cycle approach. The project aims to develop new theories, methods and concepts that will be thoroughly tested and demonstrated through the project period. The results will be transformed into new business models, showing how these new approaches can be enabled for other industries as well. Industrial exploitation of the results and to create impact for the European society will be in focus throughout the project

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2010-SMALL-4
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

SINTEF MANUFACTURING AS
Address
Bygning 100, Raufoss Industripark
2830 Raufoss
Norway
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 979 960,60
Administrative Contact
Sverre Gulbrandsen-Dahl (Dr.)

Participants (11)

HOGSKOLEN I GJOVIK
Norway
EU contribution
€ 409 100
Address
Teknologivegen 22
2802 Gjovik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katrin Franke (Dr.)
RAUFOSS TECHNOLOGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 212 793
Address
Raufoss Industripark Bygn 261
2830 Raufoss
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johannes Skaug (Mr.)
MISA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 148 874
Address
Beddingen 14
7014 Trondheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johan Pettersen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 346 454
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Eisenhut (Mr.)
RD&T TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 119 400
Address
Stenhyddegatan 5
SE431 64 Moelndal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Söderberg (Dr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 285 980
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Xirouchakis (Prof.)
INTERCIM SAS

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Des Jeuneurs 32
75002 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hadrien Szigeti (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE COMPIEGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 276 937,50
Address
Rue Du Docteur Schweitzer Cs 60319 Centre Pierre Guillaumat
60203 Compiegne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eynard Benoit (Prof.)
C3M DOO, CENTER ZA RACUNALNISTVO VMEHANIKI KONTINUUMA - MODELIRANJE IN TRZENJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 109 982,40
Address
Vandotova Ulica 55
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomaz Rodic (Mr.)
HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 118 850,50
Address
Mesogeion Street 2-4
11527 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Athanassios Chronopoulos (Mr.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 87 522
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Torgeir Welo (Prof.)