Displaying items by tag: sustainablehttp://www.metallic-materials.deSun, 24 Jul 2016 10:44:37 +0200Joomla! - Open Source Content Managementde-deSustainable electric carshttp://www.metallic-materials.de/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1532-sustainable-electric-carshttp://www.metallic-materials.de/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1532-sustainable-electric-carsSustainable electric cars

Sustainable electric cars

ID: F1601-08

Today's electric automobiles (EVs) suffer from reasonably large purchasing costs. a task is developing and assessing a new integrated electric motor concept in which the wheels are housing the entire powertrain except the battery pack. With this project, scientists are working on developing a full in-wheel motor construction prototype. Despite an expected market of 100 000 cars for the technology by 2015, most existing in-wheel designs are nevertheless at the model stage. Except for the wheel and the electric motor, power electronics, structural parts, brake system and a decrease gear are also areas of the prototype system. The proposed concept is based on a commonly used front suspension system — the MacPherson strut — and should be able to fulfill typical B-segment EV requirements. To develop and evaluate a concept vehicle, focus will be put on factors such as thermal stress under extreme working conditions, car dynamics, driveability, safety and durability. Interest is compensated to aspects such as eco-design, component and whole-car life-cycle assessment analysis, dismantling, and recycling of important materials such as uncommon earths. The in-wheel motor idea provides greater scope for revolutionising the car design, greatly increasing the interior area (the only remaining component to be housed in the car body is the battery) and improving driving performance. Overheating is a great threat for in-wheel motors, particularly since the proposed idea features a fully air-cooled motor, with traditional airflow driven by the vehicle and assisted by an innovative wheel design. This ensures that enough airflow is supplied to the in-wheel system to evacuate the temperature in metropolitan and motorway driving cycles. In addition, a fan is considered for the standstill situation, whenever the vehicle needs to drive gradually when the electric motor is at large conditions. With its activities, the project is developing the basis for a industry production electric motors and components with required performances at competitive expenses.

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    grond@numberland.de (Administrator)Get in ContactSat, 16 Jan 2016 20:59:43 +0100
    Sustainable chemistryhttp://www.metallic-materials.de/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1524-sustainable-chemistryhttp://www.metallic-materials.de/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1524-sustainable-chemistrySustainable chemistry

    Sustainable chemistry

    ID: F1512-10

    Change of the processing sectors toward a much more sustainable manufacturing model should guarantee continued growth and global competitiveness. Achieving this requires adopting unique reactor technologies, greener reactions and increase in smart system usage. A new task is developing new techniques and tools for modelling and control of reactor based procedures, based on real-time sensing and comments. This should facilitate developing a new paradigm of more intensive, low-impact and sustainable chemical technologies. The task is focused on the development of a new procedure control approach to improve process effectiveness through intensification of semi-batch and 'smart-scale' constant polymerisation procedures. This will be accomplished by connecting molecular-level information of the response chemistry with soft sensors, integrating rigorous mathematical models, and subsequently implementing reduced models for non-linear model-predictive control and powerful real-time optimization. After characterising various polymers and polymerisations, experts have produced and validated semi-batch and smart-scale designs for online control programs. Process intensification for polymerisation systems have actually been investigated in a smart-scale tubular reactor with static mixers. The outcomes, so far reveal feasibility and robustness of an established stable procedure with large solids content throughput. A further important success features been the development of sensor fusion whereby a soft sensor approach is being created to allow for the processing of a number of information at the same time such as temperature flow, area acoustic trend, temperature and conductivity. Currently, efforts are in place to prepare for a successful demonstration of polymerisation processes at a production-pilot grow, thus placing developed theory from the lab scale to grow scale. Researchers have made significant improvements with regard to developing state-of-the-art model-based procedure control techniques with unique focus on improving item properties.

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      grond@numberland.de (Administrator)Get in ContactWed, 23 Dec 2015 09:48:20 +0100
      Greener concretehttp://www.metallic-materials.de/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1515-greener-concretehttp://www.metallic-materials.de/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1515-greener-concreteGreener concrete

      Greener concrete

      ID: F1512-01

      Brand new concrete products have been designed to fulfill the competitive and cost-efficient requirements of the construction industry while at the same time reducing the sector’s effect on the environment. This will lead to the make of more sustainable and energy-efficient concrete for both ready-mixed and pre-cast applications. For the minute, the main exploitable outcomes concern several novel types of aggregates and binders made completely from second natural materials (such as plastic waste, electrical and electronic equipment waste, polyurethane foam and municipal solid waste), the combination of these novel items in an energy-efficient lightweight concrete made of all second materials along with a choice help tool to assist manage and share EU waste stream information. The lightweight, eco-friendly, cost-efficient and all-waste concrete products developed are applicable for both ready-mixed products (floor screed and flooring screed underlay) and pre-casted applications. Improvements in the power efficiency of structures built with this concrete were checked. The prototypes were additionally assessed in terms of their mechanical, thermal and acoustic insulation properties and fire resistance. An exploitation plan has today been created in purchase to drive forward concepts that are deemed to have commercial potential. This plan contains a complete list of exploitable outcomes, a description of each result, a description and a quick exploitation plan. Finally, the project’s outcomes will contribute towards reducing the embodied power and CO2 footprint of concrete through the replacement of conventional binders with novel binders made from second materials. The new tangible concepts created by combining these new novel aggregates and binders will provide improved thermal insulation properties, and enable architects and builders to integrate greater overall performance requirements in both design and construction.

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      • concrete
      • construction
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      • Energy
      • efficient
      • CO2
      • Footprint
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        grond@numberland.de (Administrator)Get in ContactWed, 23 Dec 2015 08:43:11 +0100