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The University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard is a university of engineering located in Belfort and Montbéliard, France. The University of technology of Belfort-Montbéliard is part of the network of the three universities of technology. Inspired by the American University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, these three universities are a French mixture between the universities of this country and its schools of engineers .Their teaching model is a mix between the North-American model and the French traditions: courses choice, separation of the courses, work directed and practical work . These three universities give an engineering degree equivalent to the Bac+5 formations of the French Grandes Ecoles. Wikipedia.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: BSG-SME | Phase: SME-2013-1 | Award Amount: 1.38M | Year: 2014

The main objective of the EMLACS project is to develop an novel Efficient Manufacturing Laser Assisted Cold-Spray (EMLACS) process that combines a Low Pressure Cold-Spray (LPCS) technology with a flexible laser source operating in the a range from nano to pico second for surface modification. This innovative process will help preparing components surface for coating. Coating is of particular importance for industrial application, namely automotive because it can be applied to a wide range of products covering technologies for the entire spectrum of decorative and functional surface treatment for various materials including steel, aluminium and plating on plastics and composite and all possible applications from engine and power train to electrical devices. The EMLACS project will offer unmatched coating and plating abilities, enabling the incorporation of new high performance materials in industrial productions.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-IRSES | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES | Award Amount: 455.40K | Year: 2013

The next generation calcium phosphates demand refined processing routes for capturing the full potential of this elite class of materials. Calcium phosphates are unique with their potential to accept replacement ions in the structure, be processed through intermediate phases, and modify their crystal structure. This project will a) investigate the formation of high temperature processing in a radio frequency inductively coupled plasma, and b) process calcium phosphates through metastable states to capture structural modifications for enhancing properties. Both apatites and tricalcium phosphate will be addressed as the main calcium phosphates. The processing and microstructure assessment will form an iterative process to understand an extended design potential for skeletal implants. The consortium collects expertise in plasma processing, mechatronics, characterization and modelling, and biological testing disciplines. This represents the full chain of events from the development of a biomaterial to the clinical application and therefore provides feedback within the system to optimize processing requirements, an approach that has not been used with first generation biomaterials. Exchanges are planned between Europe (Austria, France, Latvia, United Kingdom) and countries with EU agreements (Australia, Belarus, Canada, Russia).


Grunder O.,University of Technology of Belfort - Montbeliard
International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control | Year: 2010

This article considers a particular batch scheduling problem with batch-size- dependent setup times. The objective of this problem is the determination of a production and transportation plan for a single-product case to meet the demand of the customer at minimum total costs. The costs may include production, transportation and holding costs. The problem is, in fact, the sum of two sub problems: a lot sizing problem and a scheduling problem. We show that the main problem is NP hard. Despite the complexity of the problem, we highlight a dominance property on the set of solutions that is the base of a very efficient dynamic programming scheme. Computational results illustrate the efficiency of the proposed algorithm in comparison with other similar approaches ICIC International © 2010.


Torregrossa D.,University of Technology of Belfort - Montbeliard | Khoobroo A.,SynQor Company | Fahimi B.,University of Texas at Dallas
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics | Year: 2012

Permanent magnet synchronous machines (PMSM) are widely used in industrial applications. Partial demagnetization and static eccentricity are among common faults in PMSM. These faults will alter the acoustic behavior and torque pulsation by a significant margin. In this paper, results of a thorough investigation on the impact of these faults on the force distribution, vibration, and acoustic behavior of the PMSM is presented. Our force analysis is based on the field reconstruction method which is a very efficient technique for multi-physics field problems in electromechanical energy converters. © 2011 IEEE.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: H2020-TWINN-2015 | Award Amount: 1.25M | Year: 2015

The mission of ESPESA project is to strengthen the research activity and to implement a Technology Transfer&Innovation Management strategy at Centre for Applied Research in Electrical Engineering and Sustainable Development (CAREESD), established in 2010 within Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. The project will reinforce the research potential of the Centre by improving/enhancing the expertise, competences and skills of its researchers and support staff, and by promoting the collaboration with leading EU research institutions sharing scientific interests. The planned activities will contribute to the development of the market-oriented strategy of the Centre, by implementing a competitive Innovation and Technology Transfer strategy, stimulating an entrepreneurial culture and promoting a close collaboration with the industry, increasing at the same time the international visibility of the Centre.

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