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Report - LCA database of environmental impacts to inform material selection process
In the DACOMAT project, new composite materials will be manufactured. The first deliverable in the project is a report providing advice on relevant Life-cycle assessment (LCA) data for use by project partners. The deliverable is a database which gives environmental impact data on Global Warming Potential and Embodied Energy (carbon footprint) for materials and processes relevant to the project.
New research into the use of composite materials aims to reduce bridge costs and provide more durable wind turbines
Bridges constructed with fibre reinforced polymers (composites) may become a familiar sight in Europe if a new pan-European research project achieves its objectives. The project also aims to provide more durable and reliable wind turbines.
Fibre-reinforced plastic may reduce the costs of bridges
They are lightweight, strong, and resistant to corrosion and decay. In the future, bridges in Norway could be made of fibre-reinforced plastic elements, which extend their lifespans and reduce life cycle costs.
Euro study seeks optimally damage-tolerant infrastructure composites. Article about the DACOMAT project in Compositesworld.com