igus helps support the NHS

[ad_1] In early April igus was approached by the National 3D Printing Society. They are co-ordinating the printing of headbands for urgently needed NHS face shields and needed some help with the assembly. igus has joined forces with them to help where it can. The UK office in Northampton is now acting as a hub…

Lateral Thrust Distribution of Column-Supported Embankments for Limiting Cases of Lateral Spreading | Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

[ad_1] Abstract Lateral spreading analysis of column-supported embankments (CSEs) requires an understanding of lateral thrust distribution. This includes quantifying the portion of thrust that is resisted by tension in geosynthetic reinforcements installed in the load transfer platform. Results from a three-dimensional (3D) numerical parametric study using a half-embankment domain and totaling 140 scenarios are presented…

Bond Behavior of CFRP-to-Steel Bonded Joints at Mild Temperatures: Experimental Study | Journal of Composites for Construction

[ad_1] Abstract The performance of steel structures strengthened with externally bonded fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) rely heavily on the interfacial shear stress transfer mechanism of the FRP-to-steel bonded interface. Much is known about the behavior of FRP-to-steel bonded joints under mechanical loading, but little is known about the performance of this type of bonded joints at…

Role of Mortar Joints in Textile Reinforced Mortar-to-Masonry Bond | Journal of Composites for Construction

[ad_1] Abstract In this paper, the role of masonry joints in the textile reinforced mortar (TRM)-to-substrate bond is investigated through an experimental program employing double-lap/double-prism (DL/DP) shear bond tests. The TRM system is composed of a dry glass fiber textile and a cementitious mortar applied as an overlay onto unreinforced wall prisms made from solid…

Paragraf and CERN to demonstrate new graphene sensor

[ad_1] Simon Thomas, CEO at Paragraf commented: “This collaboration with CERN demonstrates the potential of graphene-based Hall effect sensors to improve accuracy in magnetic measurement applications. Our Hall effect sensors address key challenges CERN is facing in mapping magnetic fields, namely: highly accurate measurements of local field distributions in accelerator magnets, while eliminating artefacts and…

AMP Institute gets funding boost

[ad_1] The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have secured £50k early-stage funding for the Advanced Machinery and Productivity (AMP) Institute in Rochdale. The funding has been awarded through the UK’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Strength in Places Fund (SIPF). Driving innovation for the UK’s advanced machinery manufacturers, the AMP Institute will create the new machines…