Experiments showed that springback error can be predicted with a high level of accuracy. Additionally, results show the optimum values for some of the parameters involved.
An assessment method has been presented to evaluate the energy efficiency of two hot AISF processes. Localised laser heating is a lean alternative compared with global heating. However, an important drawback in localised heating is the excessive residual stress developed due to the combined heating and forming processes. The localised [...]
Following rigorous research work, TWI has produced a validated numerical model. Based on a heat input profile supplied by the process engineer, the model is able to simulate the localised heating process of a Ti sheet undergoing asymmetric forming. The model accommodates linear and non-linear heating paths.
IPM-1 has been used to successfully generate a corrected tool path that has been used to fabricate a new geometry that is closer to the desired shape than that produced using an uncorrected tool path. IPM-2 still needs more analysis.
The ECOFLEXOBAG project aims to reduce the negative environmental impact of commercial bags during their entire life-cycle. Its main objective is to develop and demonstrate an innovative methodology that will help manufacturers – particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – to design and produce environmentally sustainable bags. ECOFLEXOBAG project concluded [...]
Three calls were published and projects selected and initiated. Fourteen projects initiated, hereoff one project funded by a real common pot. The call after COII has been prepared in terms of discussing thematic research areas and selection of the areas of highest priority for the partners. The challenge to secure [...]
Expected results: 1. A reduction of nutrient and sediment input from diffuse sources by improving the riparian land management in at least five river catchments (Dee, South Esk, Ehen, Evelix and Afon Eden). This will include the promotion of enhanced riparian land management techniques with at least 120 land-managers; 2. [...]
This report summarises the experiences made and lessons learned within the seven E2ReBuild projects in view of collaboration and action chains. Impacts and conclusions concerning the design and construction process, the communication management, the participation, the claim and time management, the work-flow on-site, the Health & Safety management, the relationship [...]
The aim is to reduce the energy use in the demonstration buildings to 30-50 kWh/m2a for heating, ventilation and hot water, by introducing innovative and sustainable renovation solutions. These solutions focus on industrial manufacturing methods for e.g., facade elements and standardised retrofit measures that allow a high replication potential. That [...]
- Innovation in planning and design The aim is to provide concepts and solutions for the retrofitting process based on industrialised construction systems – from prefabrication technologies, optimised digital workflow and survey to off-site production and on-site assembly. • Develop holistic retrofit strategies with high added value and high replication [...]