23 March 2006
23 March 2006
Alan Duerden, CAD support engineer for Renault F1 Team, will speak on developing composite racecar parts using FiberSIM software and the Renault F1 Team car will be on exhibit at the VISTAGY booth (C21).
Renault F1 Team has used FiberSIM to advance the design and manufacture of composite components on three generations of racecars, including the R25 car, which raced the team to victory in both the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Formula One Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships in 2005. Alan Duerden, CAD support engineer for the team, will give a presentation titled “Champion cars, composite parts, and FiberSIM” in the VISTAGY booth at the following times:
▪ Tuesday, March 28: 10:30, 13:30, and 16:30
▪ Wednesday, March 29: 10:30, 13:30, and 16:30
▪ Thursday, March 30: 9:30, 11:30, and 14:30
In addition, regular demonstrations of the latest release of FiberSIM software will take place in the booth. FiberSIM 5.1 boasts several major new capabilities, including new tools for merging models, defining zones, generating automated plybooks, and specifying splices and drop-offs.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).