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1 March 2009

The main objective of the project is the collaboration between two advanced laboratories (the DynaMat Laboratory and Laboratory of Dynamic Testing of Materials) specialized in the dynamic behavior of materials. The expertise and the facilities available in the two labs are complementary and these are the strong basis to construct a bilateral collaboration and integration of respective competences. This project is addressed to exchange experience and to develop new protocols for dynamic testing of materials. The newer numerical models require a number of information quite specialized that can be obtained only through sophisticated tests. Especially in the dynamic field this need is rather urgent but the different testing set-up used world-wide are often not comparable. Considering that both the lab partners of this project have developed modification of special testing set-up, the collaboration will contribute to clarify eventual differences, potentialities and limits for the study of advanced or traditional materials and the application to Russian and Swiss industries.

1 March 2009

SUPSI‐DynaMat and the Research Institute of Mechanics of the State University of Nizhny Novgorod will collaborate in the project “Dynamic behaviour of materials for industrial applications”. The main objective of the present activities is the collaboration between two advanced laboratories (the DynaMat Laboratory and Laboratory of Dynamic Testing of Materials) that are specialized in the dynamic behavior of materials. The expertise and the facilities available in the two labs are complementary and these are the strong basis to construct a bilateral collaboration and integration of respective competences. This project is addressed to exchange experience and to develop new protocols for dynamic testing of materials. The newer numerical models require a number of information quite specialized that can be obtained only through sophisticated tests. Especially in the dynamic field this need is rather urgent but the different testing set‐up used world‐wide are often not comparable. The Hopkinson‐Kolsky bar is scientifically recognized as the more adequate experimental technique in order to characterize the materials at high strain‐rate. Considering that both the lab partners of this project have developed modification of this type of testing set‐up, the collaboration will contribute to clarify eventual differences, potentialities and limits for the study of advanced or traditional materials and the application to Russian and Swiss industries.

1 January 2009

The Indo Swiss Joint Research Programme has been awarded the funding to the Institutional Partnership Project between DynaMat and the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi.

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