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GDM S.p.A. and University of Bergamo | Date: 2015-04-14

A device for cutting a web of material comprises movement means for moving a web of material to be cut, defining a feed path for the web at least partly rotatable about a central axis and equipped with at least one conveyor mounted around the central axis, at least one cutting head equipped with a laser source and an optical system configured to direct the laser beam towards a cutting zone, where the optical system of the cutting head comprises at least one directing member located inside the conveyor to direct the laser beam away from the central axis towards the cutting zone.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CS2-IA | Phase: JTI-CS2-2015-CFP02-SYS-03-01 | Award Amount: 1.31M | Year: 2016

The REPRISE project responds to the call JTI-CS2-2015-CFP02-SYS-03-01. The objective of the project is the design and development of an innovative electromechanical actuation system with health monitoring for primary-control-surface of a small aircraft. It is well-known that the electromechanical actuation will lead to weight saving and life-cycle cost reduction but some critical issues of this technology need to be addressed. The REPRISE project will thus be focused on overcoming these issues and improving technology performance, reliability and safety using new technologies and health-management algorithms. Project activities will start testing an available EMA (electromechanical actuator) and ECU (electronic control unit), which meets in general the requirements reported in the CfP, on an available test rig until mechanical failures occur. These tests will allow the development of a Health Monitoring System (HMS) able to detect degradations of the mechanical components before they will evolve into failures. New sensors will be added, to those already embedded into the available EMA, to verify their capability to detect part degradation. The EMA will be then redesigned in order to improve reliability and reduce weight and envelope through the introduction of new technologies into EMA/ECU, new sensors and the HMS. Finally, the improved EMA and ECU will be tested to demonstrate both performances and effectiveness of HMS. Pointing at the success of the project, the REPRISE consortium strength lies in the association of different expertise, from different type of active members (SME, academia and industry). This association will benefit to all involved partners by sharing resources, skills and competencies on a high technological field with a major growth potential. From a wider point of view, this challenging project opens the small aircraft market sector to cutting edge technologies and will be beneficial to the whole aeronautical market as well.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-IAPP | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP | Award Amount: 2.46M | Year: 2013

The medium/heavy duty Diesel engine industry is facing new challenges for meeting the forthcoming emission regulations. Injection pressure above 2500bar and possibly reaching 3000bar and multiple injection strategy can drastically reduce the NOx/PM trade-off and allow use of cheap after treatment systems for meeting the set legislations. However, such injection strategies inevitably result to formation of cavitation which may have an adverse effect of the durability of the fuel injection system against surface erosion. This proposal will launch a knowledge-transfer programme between industries and Universities for designing durable fuel injection systems through use of existing as well as newly developed CFD models that will build upon those currently used by the industrial partners. These models will include effects not captured so far but believed to be of imperative importance: the prediction of cavitation surface erosion occurring upon collapse of cavitation bubbles. The new models will account for the effect of extreme pressure and temperature developing instantaneously at the time of bubble collapse. In addition, the heat produced during the fast acceleration of the fuel as it flows through the injection holes can result to flow boiling and thus, significantly alter the heat transfer characteristics between the flowing fluid and the metal of the injector. Models for boiling heat transfer will be included to the CFD models predicting the cavitating flow development and surface erosion. By exchanging personnel between the industrial and academic partners, a dedicated group of researchers will be formed that can make connections between engine legislations and operating conditions, availability of experimental data for cavitation erosion and advanced computational approaches that are required to fulfil the objective of this project. The result of this project is the development of innovative new model and a sustained collaboration beyond the end of this project.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: FoF-05-2014 | Award Amount: 4.06M | Year: 2015

To meet requirements of mass customisation, the manufacturers of machines and equipment for production of mass customised products need powerful engineering environments to allow for multi-directional exchange of knowledge between product design, service design and manufacturing, as well as customers and other relevant organisations across the value chain, distributed all over the globe. Specifically they need feedback from their business customers to whom they sell their equipment, as well as from the final-product customers. Cloud Manufacturing (CMfg) provides new possibilities for collaborative design of product-services within such distributed enterprise, easily adaptable to highly dynamically changing conditions under which enterprises are developing and manufacturing their product-services. On the other hand, tremendous experiences in social software solutions offer new opportunities for enterprises to capture and share experienced based knowledge among all actors across the value chain. Such enormous amount of knowledge to be gathered and shared under dynamically changing conditions, with wide spectrum of actors involved, having different expertise and working conditions/cultures, ask for effective context sensitive solutions for knowledge capturing and analysis. The objective of DIVERSITY is to create a new product-service engineering environment based on a combination of CMfg, PDM/PLM and social software, as well as a set of software tools to support real time sharing of knowledge among various actors, from the designer up to the customer, aimed at small and medium sized companies producing machines/equipment for mass product manufacturers. A new methodology for concurrent collaborative product-service design applying lean based product design paradigm will be developed. Three manufacturing companies, delivering machines/equipment in three different mass production sectors, will drive the project development.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: EO-3-2014 | Award Amount: 6.00M | Year: 2015

There is a recognised need for establishing sound methods for the characterisation of satellite-based Earth Observation (EO) data by surface-based and sub-orbital measurement platforms - spanning Atmosphere, Ocean and Land observations and the entire radiance spectrum. Robust EO instrument characterisation is about significantly more than simply where and when a given set of EO and ground-based / sub-orbital measurements is taken. It requires, in addition, quantified uncertainty estimation for the reference measurements and an understanding of additional uncertainties that accrue through mismatches in sampling location and time and the distinct measurement footprints to enable a complete mapping of the reference measurements onto EO measurements. It also needs user tools which include statistical tools and the integrating capabilities afforded by data assimilation systems to enable users to access and work with the data in a virtual observatory setting. It is only if robust uncertainty estimates are placed on the ground-based and sub-orbital data and used in the analysis that unambiguous interpretation of EO sensor performance can occur.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-07-2014 | Award Amount: 4.82M | Year: 2015

Cloud computing is increasingly a necessary strategical ICT infrastructure component for European companies to successfully compete in the world-wide economy. The advantages of renting ICT infrastructures, platforms, and services, with easy access to scalability and elasticity, are driving an ever accelerating transfer toward the cloud of data and applications. Unfortunately, such a convenience comes at the price of the data owners losing control over their own data and any consequent misuse or security threats on them, which often limit the owners adoption of the clouds potential capabilities. On one hand, cloud providers can be assumed to employ basic security mechanisms for protecting data in storage, processing, and communication, devoting resources to ensure security that many medium and small companies may not be able to afford. On the other hand, data owners, when relying on the cloud, lose control over data and their processing, hence leaving them potentially exposed. Today data owners have to choose between having security but limited functionality or fully enjoying functionality but compromising on security and privacy guarantees. This situation has a strong detrimental impact on the adoption and acceptability of cloud services. Data owners may refrain from relying on the cloud for certain data, which they consider more sensitive or critical, or they use the cloud but remain exposed to the consequences of improper protection and control. The goal of ESCUDO is to empower data owners as first class citizens of the cloud. ESCUDO provides effective and deployable solutions allowing data owners to maintain control over their data when relying on Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) for data storage, processing, and management, without sacrificing on functionality. ESCUDO consortium sees the participation of major industry players in the cloud area, and of an innovative SME, contributing real-world use cases, and providing strong exploitation and impact.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: MG-1.1-2014 | Award Amount: 3.05M | Year: 2015

The ability to simulate aerodynamic flows using CFD methods has progressed rapidly over the last decades and has given rise to a change in design processes in aeronautics already. But more improvement is necessary to overcome the (still) existing lack in confidence in CFD usage, based on turbulence modelling. The TILDA project will offer methods and approaches combining advanced and efficient high-order numerical schemes (HOMs) with innovative approaches for LES and DNS in order to resolve all relevant flow features on tens of thousands of processors in order to get close to a full LES/DNS solution for 1billion degrees-of-freedom (DOF) not exceeding turn-around times of a few days. The TILDA project will provide both an improved physical knowledge and more accurate predictions of non-linear, unsteady flows near borders of the flight envelope - which will directly contribute to an enhanced reliability. The main highly innovative objectives, targeting at industrial needs read: Advance methods to accelerate HOM for unsteady turbulence simulations on unstructured grids. Advance methods to accelerate LES and future DNS methodology by multilevel, adaptive, fractal and similar approaches on unstructured grids. Use existent large scale HPC networks to enable industrial applications of LES/DNS close(r) to daily practice. Compact high-order methods offer a very high ratio between computational work per DOF combined to a low data dependency stencil, making these methods extremely well adapted for shared-memory parallel processors, and allow for efficient redistribution over an increased number of processors. Provide grid generation methods for HOM on unstructured grids with emphasis on valid curvilinear meshes for complex geometries, and accounting for mesh and solution quality. Provide suitable I/O and interactive co- and post-processing tools for large datasets. Demonstration of multi-disciplinary capabilities of HOM for LES in the area of aero-acoustics.


Patent
University of Bergamo, Anaip Spanish Association Of Plastics Industry, British Plastics Federation and Tecpart Verband Technische Kunststoff Produkte e.V. | Date: 2015-02-04

A rotational moulding machine for moulding hollow objects from basic thermoplastic material in the form of powder, granules or liquid, comprises:- a mould (1) having at least a first and a second half-shell (1A, 1B) of metallic material, coupled to define a cavity (3) having the shape of the hollow object to be moulded, and at least one electrically conductive element (2) disposed in contact with at least one of said half-shells (1A, 1B) to define a winding;- a frame (101) and at least one actuator (102,103) for rotating the mould (1) with respect to the frame (101);- an electric power supply (106) electrically coupled to said at least one electrically conductive element (2) to feed it with a voltage variable at high frequency, so as to generate a varying magnetic field which at least partly surrounds the half-shells (1A,1B) and which heats the first half-shell (1A) and/or the second half-shell (1B) by induction.


Patent
University of Bergamo, Anaip Spanish Association Of Plastics Industry, British Plastics Federation and Tecpart Verband Technische Kunststoff Produkte e.V. | Date: 2015-02-04

A rotational mould for moulding hollow thermoplastic objects from basic thermoplastic material in the form of powder, granules or liquid, comprises: at least a first half-shell (1A) and a second half-shell (1 B) coupled to define a cavity (3) having the shape of the object to be moulded; at least one electrically conductive element (2) arranged in contact with the first half-shell (1A) and/or the second half-shell (1 B) to define a winding and connectable to a high frequency variable electrical power source, so as to generate a magnetic field in the half-shells (1A, 1 B) to heat them by electromagnetic induction, wherein the electrically conductive element (2) internally defines a passage for a cooling fluid.


Patent
University of Bergamo | Date: 2015-06-03

Movement device (e.g. pump) for a cooling liquid, comprising, disposed along a common axis (Y), a motor (18) and a support structure (13) of said motor (18), a movement member (16) of the cooling liquid (e.g. impeller), and a cooling unit (12) configured to cool the motor and its support structure, and disposed along said axis (Y), intermediate between said motor (11) and said movement member (16). The support structure (13) comprises one or more air inlet apertures (29a, 29b, 29c) and one or more air outlet apertures (30), to define overall one or more passageways of cooling air through said support structure (13). The cooling unit (12) comprises a fan (27) configured to cause the suction of air along said one or more passageways. A cup-shaped flange (25) hosts the fan and overlaps the outlet apertures (30) when seen in a radial direction. The cup-shaped flange protects the motor and the fan from water and humidity.

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