FINAL REPORT: LIGHT ” Light and Efficient Solutions”
The vision of the FIMECC Light and Efficient Solution – LIGHT programme (2009-2014) was to enable Finnish industries to gain a leading international position in the development of a future generation of advanced materials, structures, and systems which will have reduced weight, increased performance, improved energy efficiency and a reduced environmental footprint. The main...
FINAL REPORT: EFFIMA ” Energy and Life-cycle Cost Efficient Machines”
Energy and life cycle cost efficient machines – EFFIMA (2009-2014) is one of the first FIMECC programme initiatives. The main target of the programme was to develop new technology and solutions that enable machines and systems with dramatically lower life-cycle costs. The final report illustrates the research results and impact of the FIMECC EFFIMA programme.
New wear test devices narrow the gap between research and practice
Experimental research plays a key role in solving wear problems. The following four novel wear test devices were developed in the DEMAPP programme: a dual pivoted laboratory jaw crusher, an impeller-tumbler impact-abrasion tester, a high-speed slurry pot tester, and a high velocity particle impactor (HVPI) for wear model and simulation validation. The test devices were...
From environment perception to situational awareness and adaptive safety in a multi machine work site
Video presents shortly 3 demonstrations and their results of EFFIMA programme. Demonstrations are Situation awareness for collision avoidance in harbor environment, rapid safety function development process, and localization in civil engineering worksite.
Compact energy efficient hydraulic drives for marine applications – tackling the environmental and performance requirements
Energy efficiency and compact design define some of the key requirements for modern day mobile and industrial applications. Digital hydraulics and pump controlled hydraulics introduce attractive alternatives for traditional low efficiency hydraulic systems and can be constructed with compact design. By taking into consideration the environmental factors of marine...
Improving the efficiency of order-picking in distribution centres
In order-picking the pickers drive around the warehouse and pick items according to customer orders. It is a very labour intensive operation and can cause as much as 50% of the total warehousing operating costs. Researchers received a three months dataset from an order picking warehouse and they recomputed all the routes for the pickers using the method, which in average...
Bi-metallic valves via hot isostatic pressing
In Finland special products and components with high performance offer competitive edge over mass production of lower cost countries. New manufacturing technologies are in key role in offering these high performance components. In the project HIP (hot isostatic pressing) manufacturing methods were developed to fabricate bi-metallic valve-bodies. The test results are...
A Finite Element Model for Simulating Spark Plasma Sintering Process
A finite element model for simulating the SPS process (temperature gradients, distribution of electric current) was developed to enhance process control and facilitate design of complex SPS geometries.
Fretting damage prediction for highly loaded machine components
Fretting fatigue, i.e. decreased fatigue performance due to the small oscillatory movement between contacting bodies, is often considered as the plague of modern industry. A novel modelling and experimental methods has been developed and successfully applied in diesel engines in order to optimize and increase safety margin to fretting damage.
Low friction with graphene oxide composites
Graphene oxide silica composites with good friction and wear performance were developed and used for the first time in steel-steel contacts. These composites provided up to 50% lower friction when used as lubricant additives.