The project ComTraForce addresses industrial needs for static, continuous and dynamic force measurement traceable to the SI by introducing new calibration methods and transfer standards. This work will benefit a large range of users of different types of material testing machines.
Aim and goal
The overall aim of the project is to provide calibration services, in the field of mechanical and material testing, with methods and guidelines needed for comprehensive traceability of static, continuous and dynamic force measurements.
Internationally competitive high-tech products, such as those in the automotive and healthcare sectors, use highly efficient materials including carbon fibre, high tensile steel and concrete. European industry needs an improved scientific infrastructure, which covers a large range of different construction types, to measure their performance for safety and ecological use. Currently, calibration for material testing is done statically and does not only disregard time and frequency influences and but also lacks traceability.
In order to achieve the overall goal of the project, the following solutions have been planned:
Products from the automotive, aerospace, and healthcare and construction industries have a large impact on the quality of life for many people and are important for trade and infrastructure. Therefore, the improved force measurements in the continuous and dynamic regime developed in this project will be socially important for improved product design.
Participant (focused on dynamic force)
2019 - 2022
2 096 480 EUR