PoDoCo project pushed lightweight vessel forward
Ingrit Lillemäe-Avi investigated the fatigue strength of high strength steel with Meyer Turku under the PoDoDo program. The results show significantly improved fatigue strength of this innovative steel pushing lightweight vessel forward. Ingrit is now employed by Meyer Turku and continues the research work with the aim to introduce high strength steel in vessel structures.
Speeding up the new product development process with the digital fatigue strength simulation tools
There is a need for shortening the design and development time spans of new products in the Finnish machinery industry. One way to shorten the time to market is introduce modern integrated digital design tools to support the machinery industry´s product design and development. As a result of the development work done under FIMECC MANU programme new digital fatigue strength...
Virtual testing of steel ductility
In FIMECC BSA program VTT has developed together with Ruukki Construction and SSAB, acceptance criteria for new constructional high-strength steel grades. A new method to define the requirements for determination of material ductility parameters was described. The method was applied for the verification of local failure of structural parts with holes. The criteria developed...
High-performance steel solution enhances the quality of safety components in passenger cars
Proper annealing procedure for ZnFe coated boron steels in the direct press hardening process were developed in FIMECC BSA program. The achieved understanding of the material behavior in relation to the characteristics of the manufacturing process is vital for improving and optimizing the material properties of press hardening steels in future. Enabling the use of ZnFe...
Ultimate protection with high-strength steels
Protolab Oy has developed a protected multi-purpose vehicle with advanced ballistic protection and mobility properties. The research conducted under FIMECC BSA program was in important role in the development work. The new vehicle fills a critical niche in the market.
High-strength steels enable novel lightweight marine structures
In FIMECC BSA program steel and shipbuilding experts joined their forces to develop novel lightweight marine structures. The utilisation of high-strength steels combined with advanced production technologies results in the weight reduction up to 20 percent bringing numerous advantages and rising competitiveness of Finnish shipbuilding industry.