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Structural Integrity and Reliability of Advanced Materials obtained through additive Manufacturing

In spite of the growing importance of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology for producing both plastics and metals parts used in different fields such as aeronautics, biomechanics and automotive, the criteria and methods for the safety evaluation of AM components are still not well established. Therefore, the lack of knowledge on the influence of the material quality on the load bearing capacity of the final product hinders the industrial exploitation of AM, preventing this powerful technology from being confidently used in every-day manufacturing processes, in particular in low developed European countries. The overall objective of the SIRAMM project is to significantly strengthen research in the AM field at the Polytechnical University of Timisoara (UPT, Romania). To achieve this aim, SIRAMM will build upon the existing science and innovation base of UPT, creating a network with two internationally-leading counterparts at EU level: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway) and the University of Parma (Italy). In the long term, the project aims at laying the foundations for creating a pole of excellence on AM in Eastern Europe. For this reason, other two partners from low R&I performing countries, the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and the Institute of Physics of Materials, Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic) will also take part in this Twinning project. To reach its goals, this 3-year project will be focused on the implementation of knowledge transfer activities such as workshops and staff exchange, training events (i.e. summer schools, seminars) for early stage researchers, and dissemination and communication actions (i.e. web site, videos, open access publications, public engagement activities) for different audiences. To keep maintaining the knowledge transfer well beyond the duration of this project, a regular master course on AM technology will be also implemented in the coordinating institution.

Innovative approach to improve fatigue performance of automotive components aiming at CO2 emissions reduction (INNOFAT)

Cars are responsible of 25% of CO2 emissions in the EU. To reduce these emissions, EU established a mandatory target, to be reached in 2020, of 95 g CO2/km (30% lower than the average CO2 emissions in 2012). Vehicle lightweight is the main alternative to reduce CO2 emissions. Crankshaft is the heaviest special steel component in a vehicle. So, its weight reduction potential is high. The crankshaft downsizing must be performed taking into account that engine torque cannot be reduced. So, if crankshaft is downsized, the steel fatigue limit must be increased to guarantee the required crankshaft in-service performance. This INNOFAT project is focused on crankshafts manufactured with microalloyed steels, but the obtained results may be extrapolated to other automotive components (camshafts, gears, common-rails...). Two different approaches are considered to improve the component fatigue performance: 1) steels with improved isotropy and 2) steels with higher strength. In the first case, different isotropy levels will be evaluated to determine which of them leads to the best fatigue performance. The second approach is based on a new high strength microalloyed steel (UTS>1.050 MPa) up to now only manufactured at laboratory scale. Along the INNOFAT project, the crankshafts manufacturing process (from hot forging to different machining operations) will be studied at laboratory scale. Finally, the most suitable steel from each approach will be chosen to manufacture and test real crankshafts in order to estimate the weight reduction that could be achieved. At the end of the project, some guidelines will be elaborated in order to facilitate the industrial implementation of the developed steels.

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Architectured materials designed for additive manufacturing (ArMAdit)

This project is based on computational design and gradual optimization of parameters of architecture of two or more metallic materials which considers their extreme loading including real operating conditions. Preparation of those architectured materials requires use of Cold Spray technology and multi-material selective laser 3D printing (SLM, Selective Laser Melting), or a combination of both.

New Composite Materials for Environmental Applications (NKMEA)

The objective of the project, which includes three partial research intents, is a pre-application research in the area of development, preparation, optimisation and testing of application of special composite materials that are capable of detecting, respectively removing, dangerous materials in water, air, ground and industrial plants. These special materials will allow increase in quality of life, safety for inhabitants and attractiveness in the city of Ostrava. The application sphere and various safety units can use the results of the project.

Modernization of Infrastructure for the Study and Application of Advanced Materials (m-IPMinfra)

The project focuses on modernisation of the research infrastructure IPMinfra with equipment necessary for comprehensive study of material (mainly long-term) properties of advanced materials. At the same time, the project will support the research activity and its quality at IPM. The modernised and competitive equipment can be expected to contribute to intensified co-operation with leading research institutions, increased publication activities and more engagement to international projects.


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Number of ProjectNameInvestigator
20-16130S Multifunctional properties of powdered Ni-Mn-Sn intermetallics Mgr. Martin Friák, Ph.D.
20-00761S Influence of material properties of stainless steels on reliability of bridge structures doc. Ing. Stanislav Seitl, Ph.D.
20-11321S Influence of microstructure and surface treatments on hydrogen intake in bio-compatible alloys prof. RNDr. Antonín Dlouhý, CSc.
20-20873S Development of High Temperature Liquid Metal Resistant ODS Steels for Fission/Fusion Application Ing. Hynek Hadraba, Ph.D.
20-14450J The damage evolution in ultrafine-grained metals and alloys under fatigue and creep loading Ing. Jiří Dvořák, Ph.D.
20-14237S Microstructure and functional properties refinement by dopant distribution in transparent ceramics - combined experimental and theoretical approach RNDr. Jiří Svoboda, CSc., DSc.
19-00408S Material integrity and structure at the early stages during pulsating liquid jet interaction prof. Mgr. Tomáš Kruml, CSc.
19-23411S Interplay of plasticity and magnetism in alpha-iron and chromium doc. Ing. Roman Gröger, Ph.D.
19-18725S Influence of microstructure on creep mechanisms in advanced heat resistant steels Ing. Petr Král, Ph.D.
19-25591Y Effect of the microstructure on the fatigue in highly anisotropic stainless steel fabricated by selective laser melting Ing. Miroslav Šmíd, Ph.D.
18-07172S Topical problems in theory of manipulation of spin polarization in bulk and layered systems doc. RNDr. Ilja Turek, DrSc.
18-25660J Complex theoretical and experimental phase diagram determinations of the advanced thermoelectric Ag-Pb-Sn-Te and Pb-Se-Sn-Te systems RNDr. Aleš Kroupa, CSc.
18-03615S Description of short fatigue crack growth in large scale yielding conditions prof. Mgr. Tomáš Kruml, CSc.
18-07140S Multiscale analysis of twin-microstructure interactions in HCP metals and alloys Dr. Ing. Filip Šiška, Ph.D.

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Number of ProjectNameInvestigator
FW01010183 Next Generation of Integrated Atomic Force and Scanning Electron Microscopy (GEFSEM) doc. Ing. Luboš Náhlík, Ph.D.
TN01000071 National Competence Centre of Mechatronics and Smart Technologies for Mechanical Engineering doc. Ing. Pavel Hutař, Ph.D.
TN01000015 National Centre of Competence ENGINEERING doc. Ing. Luboš Náhlík, Ph.D.
TH02020477 Experimental research and modelling of modified fuel cladding under LOCA conditions prof. Ing. Václav Sklenička, DrSc.
TH02020691 Experimental investigation and mathematical simulation of behaviour of the modified cladding tubes of nuclear fuel under storage conditions RNDr. Luboš Kloc, CSc.
TE02000232 Special rotary machine engineering centre Ing. Oldřich Schneeweiss, DrSc.

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Number of ProjectNameInvestigator
NU20-08-00149 Multicentric evaluation of hypersensitivity reactions in patients indicated for total joint replacement including evaluation of the reasons for reimplanting prof. RNDr. Antonín Dlouhý, CSc.
8J20AT013 Integrity and durability aspects of recycled aggregates composites (InDuRAC) doc. Ing. Jan Klusák, Ph.D.
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/19_262/0020138 Research and development of casting technology of thermally affected parts of aircraft engines and highly precise casts of new generation of turbochargers doc. Ing. Pavel Hutař, Ph.D.
FV40327 Automatic optical system for fatigue crack propagation measurement doc. Ing. Pavel Hutař, Ph.D.
LTI19 The involvement of Czech research organizations in the Energy Research Alliance EERA doc. Ing. Luboš Náhlík, Ph.D.
8J19AT011 High entropy Half-Heusler thermoelectric materials with high efficiency RNDr. Jiří Buršík, CSc., DSc.
8J19UA037 Non-Schmid behavior of dislocations in magnesium and its alloys Mgr. Andrej Ostapovec, Ph.D.
FV40034 Development of new design of railway axles with high operational reliability doc. Ing. Luboš Náhlík, Ph.D.
FV30219 3D print of implants for treating of a damaged skeleton, especially the human pelvis prof. RNDr. Ludvík Kunz, CSc., dr. h. c.
8J18AT009 Failure initiation and fracture of quasi-brittle building materials (FInFraM) Ing. Lucie Malíková, Ph.D.
8J18AT008 Theory-guided design of novel superlattice nanocomposites Mgr. Martin Friák, Ph.D.
COMET K2 A1.23 Fundamentals and tools for integrated computational modeling and experimental characterization of materials in the atomic to micrometer scale range (A1.23) RNDr. Jiří Svoboda, CSc., DSc.
PCCL-K1 K1-Center in Polymer Engineering and Science doc. Ing. Pavel Hutař, Ph.D.
LQ1601 CEITEC 2020 doc. Ing. Luboš Náhlík, Ph.D.

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