European Projects

TCN participated in some European training projects in the past: for each we present a summary, with essential information.

(European School of Computer Aided Engineering Technologies 2)

The result of the ESoCAET II project is a training course for Finite Element Method (FEM), a part of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE). Due to the development of more efficient methodology, there is an increase in the importance of CAE as computers continue to supplement the old method of trial and error.CAE has applications in multiple fields such as classic frame work stability analysis, crash simulation of vehicles, or the electromagnetic compatibility of electric devices. It even applies to simpler analyses such as the stability of a crank shaft or a window frame.

Competence in simulation enables its applicants to solve issues which will become significantly more important for the European industry. As a result the FEM training “eFEM for practioners” helps technicians to get in touch with this key technology.The project originated from its successful predecessor ESoCAET that had developed the industry oriented master’s degree program Applied Computational Mechanics. Market demand shows that simulation as a design tool for products is not only of interest for academics, but for technicians or craftsmen as well. Therefore, this educational offer had been transferred into a learning arrangement (blended learning) with a focus on computational mechanics.

Partners: CADFEM Gmbh (Germania - coordinatore); ENGINSOFT SpA (Italia), CADFEM Austria Gmbh (Austria), VDC-Fellbach (Germania), CONSORZIO TCN (Italia), INUTECH (Germania), COMPUTER AGENCY (Repubblica Ceca)


(European School of Computer Aided Engineering Technology)

Web site: ESoCAET

The objective of the project is to organize a Master for the industrial sector, to promote the knowledge of numerical simulation in a in-depth way. The Technical High Schools of Landshut and Ingolstadt operate in Bavaria as partners to settle within the higher school system. The “Engineering in Simulation” master course has to be provided compatibly with the business commitments of the participants during the three semesters. The training quality has to be achieved through the presence of acknowledged experts as lecturers, coming from higher schools and companies.


(Innovative Learning and Training On Fracture)

Web site: ILTOF

As its definition suggests, the ILTOF Project focuses on learning activities related to structural integrity, analysing failure and fracture mechanics issues, particularly important for civil and mechanical engineering.

The project can count on a European Network pursuing the same objectives: knowledge improvement and dissemination through innovative methods and the creation of a common platform where to gather documentation and materials to be shared and implemented. The distinguishing mark of the project is its collaborative nature, coherently with the “Leonardo da Vinci” mission and the Internet will be the privileged communication means.

Especially addressed to engineers, technicians and managers, the project is expected to set up interactive materials and publications, to be used also by students and disseminated through the portal, printed documents and a CDROM.

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(European Atelier for Engineering and Computational Science)

The EUA4X (European Atelier for Engineering and Computational Sciences) is a three years project (2005-2007) financed by European Union Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses (contract # MSCF-CT-2004-013336). EUA4X offers a European wide training environment for the carrier development of young researchers through a coherent programme of conferences, training courses, lecture series and workshops. To preserve and structure the know how, a strong use of virtual events will be made, to make the outcomes of the project available for the development of competences of a larger community during the project and far beyond.

The Atelier is designed to promote both the trans-national training of junior researchers and to disseminate among scientists complementary approaches for multidisciplinary applications in the area of applied scientific computing and its applications to a wide number of problems that are currently at the forefront of research.

The programme of events tackles both enabling technologies in the field of scientific computing (numerical grid generation, finite elements, finite difference and finite volume methods, higher order methods) and a number of important applications (flow processes, design of new materials, subsurface flow, aero-acoustics, agro-food technology, large scale industrial applications) to advance knowledge in a wide range of technical processes and physical phenomena of very high social interest.


(MEtallurgic TRaining On-line)

Web site: METRO

The specific aim of this project is the carrying out of on-line training courses on metallurgical subjects, to be easily usable by anyone (already working or looking for a job) interested in developing and widening their knowledge.
The project provides several original courses on metallurgic subjects, both in Italian and English, using the technologies at disposal and thanks to TCN Consortium through the portal. They are accompanied by printed handbooks and courses notes. Furthermore the project provides that the efficacy of the material produced is experimented on by Universities and Companies, directly involved in it. The courses include suitable structured tests to verify what learnt.

Project partners: Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia (promotore); Consorzio TCN; Università di Trondheim; Università di Jonkoeping; Università di Varsavia; Fondazione Tekniker; Lasindustria.

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