Realized 2010: InfraCore® helideck Rotterdam/NL

InfraCore® Institute

The InfraCore® Institute has been created as a virtual open innovation platform, to even better understand and explain scientifically the intrinsic behavior of the InfraCore® technology and oblique layered materials in general.

The InfraCore® Institute is based on a very close collaboration with universities and research institutes, such as University of Ghent, Technical University of Delft, Chalmers University, …

The InfraCore® institute also participates in research projects, as to get the technology accepted, approved and certified:

  • the SUREBridge-project is for example focusing on hybrid infrastructural applications, where FRP is combined with concrete and/or steel.
    www.infravation.net/projects/SUREBRIDGE
  • the EU-project RAMSSES is focusing on approval and Class certification of large SOLAS FRP ship structures.
    www.ramsses-project.eu

The InfraCore® institute is also refining and further optimizing the InfraCore® technology, thereby enabling even more product-market-combinations.

Roadmap

cost-effectiveness (industrialization/ automation, purchasing, operation)
production: hollow structures, novel constituent combinations, …
connections & durable load transfer
functional integration & performance tuning
Structural optimization, parametric design & option package generation (standardisation, esthetic, robustness, functionality)
damage tolerance & fail safety
Structural health monitoring, diagnostics, …
– containment and storage: fire, LNG, blast, shock, crash, …
– certification, validation