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.
Increased understanding of wear mechanism in paper machine
Wear of sliding machine elements increases friction, which means increase in energy consumption. New information on what governs wear mechanisms in wet high-velocity sliding has been produced.
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.
Lower friction can reduce fuel consumption by 14 % in trucks and buses
In heavy duty vehicles, 33% of the fuel energy is used to overcome friction. By taking advantage of new technology for friction reduction in heavy duty vehicles, friction losses could be reduced by 14%. This would annually equal worldwide savings of 105 billion euros, 75 billion liters of diesel fuel, and a carbon dioxide emission reduction of 200 million tonnes.
Light and efficient structures for next generation mineral crushers
New material solutions were applied to Metso crushers. New materials offered advantages, such as improved usability, durability and energy efficiency, differentiating Metso crushers from its competitors.
FINAL REPORT: DEMAPP ”Breakthrough Materials for Demanding Applications – from Science to Solutions”
FIMECC DEMAPP (2009–2014) is an industry-led public-private partnership programme (PPP) focusing on application-driven R&D of advanced materials for extreme service conditions. Through a true multi-disciplinary co-operation between the consortium and with key international partners FIMECC DEMAPP has provided a variety of great scientific results which have been rapidly...
New tool set to support hydraulic system design and analyses
Hatch cover systems are usually tailored to some extended. This means that performance requirements for control system vary in projects. Combination of mechanical models and hydraulic system simulation tools improves system design accuracy compared to traditional methods while it also brings previously unavailable information of system behaviour visual in design phase.
Product development does it with virtual prototypes
Recently the use of virtual prototyping (VP) in product development has increased due to cost-effectiveness. To fully gain the benefits of the virtual prototyping use, there is a need for understanding how to implement virtual prototyping into the company use and how to build virtual prototypes that support analysing and testing.
Novel corrosion resistant stainless steel without nickel
High-chromium ferritic stainless steels with good corrosion resistance and formability have been developed for demanding applications. Independent of the high and fluctuating price of nickel these novel ferritic steels provide cost-efficient alternative to current austenitic grades. Based on wide research and pilot-scale development the first 21% chromium grade have been...
Zero Power Sensor Networks - Unlocking the widespread deployment of passive wireless sensor networks
The Zero Power Sensor Network is a solution for intelligent sensing, where sensing is wireless and passive. There are no batteries and no cables. The Zero Power Sensor concept will revolutionise wireless sensor networks as the market is gigantic and applications are everywhere The project received the 2013 FIMECC prize award, emphasizing the high potential of the Zero Power...