SIMLab - Structural Impact Laboratory
SIM Lab's aim is to establish a technology platform that will provide the development framework for safe and cost-effective structures. The ability of lighter constructions to withstand impact and explosive stresses is a central focus of the centre's work.
Host institution: NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology),
Research partners: SINTEF Materials and Chemistry
User partners: Hydro Aluminium AS, Renault, Audi AG, BMW AG, Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA, The Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Plastal AS, SSAB Swedish Steel AB, Statoil ASA, The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency
Budget: Approx. NOK 220 million over eight years
Professor Magnus Langseth
Areas of current interest are collision safety in the car manufacturing industry, protection systems for international peacekeeping operations, in addition to safe infrastructure along Norway's road system. Competence is in this field is also relevant in safety evaluations for offshore installations and land based process plants, as well as moulding processes.
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