Description of work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Description of work

 

 

 

The objectives form a programme of pre-normative research for a range of optical techniques for strain measurement in which there have been significant innovative advances in recent years.  A unified approach is being taken with the major technical risks managed using a rational decision making model.  Partners have been drawn from throughout the innovation process, i.e. research labs, instrument designers, manufacturers and suppliers, and end-users from a range of industries including aerospace, automotive and microelectronics.  The type of partners is also wide including three SMEs, two multi-national companies, two Universities, and three government laboratories including a standards laboratory.  The technical work has been divided into three strands: development of reference materials; optimisation of methodologies; and verification and validation.  Each of these strands is organised in a work package with additional work packages for coordination and for dissemination.  Significant creativity will be required to develop the reference materials and to a lesser extent to optimise methodologies; however the verification and validation is crucial in generating confidence in the outputs.  Round robins and industrially based case studies will be used to establish the transferability of the standards materials.  The dissemination activity will have two foci, the EU industrial base and the international standards community, that will be addressed simultaneously using this website to promulgate recommendations for data formats, optimised methodologies, reference materials, and routes for traceability.  In addition, a programme of dissemination through technical, professional and trade conference and exhibitions is being organised to reach out the EU industrial base, whilst close communication is being maintained with VAMAS TWA26, ASTM and other standards organisations to encourage worldwide adoption of the outputs.

 

 

 

 

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