WG1. Materials for Transport


Thematic scope

The working group "Materials for Transport" is focused on the development of materials for transport applications. The main focus is on advanced ferrous and non-ferrous metals but other materials like polymers, ceramics, functionally graded materials, hybrid materials etc. can be approached. WG1 is composed of 36 European institutions that are willing to share their expertise and start of the art equipment and facilities for the production of advanced materials as well as modelling and characterization activities in collaborative projects.
 

Members

IPPT (PL); UH (UK); IMIM (PL); SVUM (CZ); TUD (DE); POLITO (IT); TECNALIA (ES); EUVRI (DE); IFAM-DD (DE); UNIVPM (IT); ITC (ES); INTA (ES); TUW (AT); CIDETEC (ES); TUDD (DE); POLIMI (IT); IMRSAS (SK); IPM (SK); NOMASICO (CY);  IMBAS (BG); WUT (PL); ITME (PL); IKTS (DE); AGH-UST (PL); MCL (AT); RTECH (DE); NUIG (IE); IOD (PL); WRUT (PL); CRF (IT); UL (IE); EMPA (CH); TUC (DE); NTUA(GR); HGI (UK), IK4-TEK (ES), MCL (AT).

Structure of the WG1

The structure of the Working group is flexible, there are not any fixed subgroups or structure. There are two coordinators who collect and share the relevant information produced by the group and try to boost the collaboration of its members (see contact details of the coordinators below). The research activity is centered on internal collaborative projects. The owner of an idea willing to launch a collaborative project shares the idea with the WG1 members. If there are enough interested partners to cover all the aspects required to carry out the project the owner of the idea stimulates and coordinates the activity that is further defined by the group.

Summary of activities in 2016 and action plan for 2017

In 2016 there were 4 collaborative projects running in different progress degrees (see table below). Furthermore the 6th KMM-VIN Industrial Workshop “Innovative Material Solutions for Transport Applications” was organised on 7-8 April 2016 jointly by two partners the University of Hertfordshire (UH) and Element. Additionally several KMM-VIN research fellowships related to projects dealing with materials for transport were granted.

Summary of internal collaborative projects 2016

  Title Coordinator Participants Status
1.
Functionally graded aluminum-alumina composites for brake discs application (Aluminum-Alumina)
Michal Basista (IPPT) Katarzyna Pietrzak (ITME)
IPPT, ITME, WRUT, IMIM, UNIVPM, IMR SAS, POLIMI, (AGH-UST, CIDETEC)
 
 
 
2.
 
Development of structural magnesium reinforced with ceramic reinforcements
 
Pedro Egizabal (TECNALIA)
WRUT, IMIM, UNIVPM, IMBAS, IMR SAS
 
3.
 
Microstructural characterization of Aluminium/Nanodiamond composites (Aluminium /nanodiamonds)
 
Pedro Egizabal (TECNALIA)
UNIVPM, AGH-UST
 
 
4.
 
Development of new generation bainite and carbide free bainite iron-carbon nanostructured alloys for transport applications
 
Vasil Kavardzhikov (IMBAS)
TECNALIA, AGH-UST
 
 

Three new internal collaborative projects have started in 2017. The following table presents the details of these new projects.

 

  Title Coordinator Participants Status
1.

High temperature joining with TiAl-braze for ceramics

Hans-Peter Martin  (FRAUNHOFER-IKTS) POLITO

Running - more info

2.

Microstructural Characterization of nanoreinforced ductile iron  samples

Pedro Egizabal (TECNALIA) AGH-UST

Running - more info

3.

Development of new aluminium and magnesium based particulate reinforced composites with the help of ultrasound probes to disperse  nanoparticulates

Pedro Egizabal (TECNALIA) UH
IMIM

Running - more info

Workshops and meetings

WG1 has organized two workshops so far:

3rd KMM-VIN Industrial Workshop on “Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Transport Applications” organized by Fraunhofer-IFAM, Dresden, in November 2014.
6th KMM-VIN Industrial Workshop on “Innovative Material Solutions for Transport Applications” organised by the University of Hertfordshire (UH) and Element on 7-8 April 2016.

Next WG1 annual meeting will be held on 27-28th Feb. 2018 in Brussels.

Coordinators' contact details:

Dr. Egizabal, Pedro (TECNALIA, Spain)

Tecnalia Research & Innovation.  Industry & Transport Division. Department of foundry and steelmaking
Mobile Phone: +34 667116065
Address: Mikeletegi Pasealekua 2, Donostia-San Sebastian 20009
e-mail: Pedro.Egizabal@tecnalia.com

Dr. Thomas Weissgaerber (IFAM-DD, Germany)

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Advanced Materials (Dresden Branch)

Phone: 493512537305
Address: Winterbergstrasse 28. D-01277 Dresden (Germany)
e-mail: Thomas.Weissgaerber@ifam-dd.fraunhofer.de

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