09/12/2019

HOMAT tribometer

There is a wide range of types of tribometes. The above example is a HOMAT tribometer, a high frequency oscillating material tester.

Source: BAM

Project period

01/01/2019 - 31/12/2022

Project type

EU project

Project status

Current

Description

The i-TRIBOMAT project will provide the world’s first open innovation test bed dedicated to validating and up-scaling new materials, thereby enabling intelligent tribological materials characterisation and fostering industrial innovation in the European manufacturing industry.

Location

AC2T research GmbH
Viktor Kaplan-Straße 2/c
2700 Wiener Neustadt, Austria, and Partners from Germany, Spain, Finland, UK, Sweden and Belgium

i-Tribomat - Tribological Characterisation Services

Source: https://www.i-tribomat.eu/

Our vision
i-TRIBOMAT will provide the world’s first open innovation test bed dedicated to validating and up-scaling new materials, thereby enabling intelligent tribological materials characterisation and fostering industrial innovation in the European manufacturing industry.

For each tribological case, i-TRIBOMAT will find an individual, adapted solution (damage analysis, material development, property determination or simulation etc.).


Ein Pfeil in der Mitte einer Zielscheibe

Source: BAM

Find solutions

How can measurements on different tribometers be made comparable, when they are carried out by different technicians and in different places? Which experiments and how many have to be done? Together means connected, but what does that mean? How can data records be generated, which are comparable to each other?

Provide services

i-TRIBOMAT will build a shared infrastructure for tribological services.

Stilisierter Programmablaufplan

Source: BAM

i-TRIBOMAT: The single-entry point for materials tribological characterisation services

  • Build a collaboration interface
  • Build an IT-platform
  • Build a shared infrastructure:
    model, component and bench tests with
    calibration, protocols, results
    tribometers, triboanalytics, online monitoring, surface characterisation, design of experiments

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Source: BAM

Coordination
AC2T research GmbH (Austria)

Partners
10 international partners

Funding
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 814494.

i-TRIBOMAT - Intelligent Open Test Bed for Materials - Tribological Characterisation Services

Outline

In the context of i-TRIBOMAT, ten European partners cooperate and join forces. Renowned institutes in Europe, including BAM, combine their test and analytical methods in the areas of friction, wear and material development. This cooperation creates a test field consisting of more than 100 tribometers and more than 20 different analytical methods. All results will flow into a standardized database, which will combine tribological findings with material properties, ecological and health tolerances. The harmonized database to be set up across Europe forms the backbone of a large number of modelling methods and data analysis methods (Big Data, Deep Mining, Artificial Intelligence). This will significantly shorten development times from the idea to the marketable product. The EU calls for these opportunities to be made available through a European-wide operating, sustainable legal entity to be established within the i-TRIBOMAT project.

The i-TRIBOMAT concept

The i-TRIBOMAT concept

Source: AC2T research GmbH and BAM, Macrotribology and Wear Protection Division

BAM's contribution

BAM advises most i-TRIBOMAT Work packages (WP) on regulations and standard issues as well as the implementation of new test methods as standards, with emphasis on certain tasks of WP4 (IT-platform) and WP6 (Use Cases). BAM has expertise in tribological testing, and the design and operation of tribo-databases (TriDas, Tribo-Collect). BAM therefore provides a strong contribution to the schema of a universal, tribological database. In addition, BAM supports the project with its interdisciplinary surface characterization methods and interlaboratory comparisons experience. BAM has contributed to numerous international standards (DIN, ISO).

i-TRIBOMAT project coordination

AC2T - AC2T research GmbH, Austria

Projects partners

ATOS - ATOS, Spain

BAM - Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

ANSYS-GRANTA - GRANTA Design Ltd - The materials information technology experts, UK

IK4-TEKNIKER - Research and Technology Centre, Spain

LTU - Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

MVS - MOVENTAS Gears Oy, Finland

TME - Toyota Motor Europe, Belgium

TRY - Trygonal Iberia SL, Spain

VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland Lt, Finland

Work packages

WP1 - Project management

WP1 will ensure seamless project workflow and provide the necessary support for the other WPs. Main Tasks within this project are project coordination and reporting, project communication, dissemination planning, and risk management.

Coordination: AC2T - AC2T research GmbH, Austria

WP2 - Service catalogue

The main objective of WP2 is the development of customer-oriented services incuding operating procedures, new standards, materials characterisation, data integration and data management as the inputs for WP3, WP4 and WP5. Additionally, complementary data-driven services will be defined in the WP.

Coordination: IK4-TEKNIKER - Research and Technology Centre, Spain

WP3 - Shared infrastructure

WP3 consolidates the shared infrastructure owned by the consortium members under the i-TRIBOMAT umbrella.

Coordination: IK4-TEKNIKER - Research and Technology Centre, Spain

WP4 - IT Platform & database

In WP4, the required interfaces are developed and all data are collected and stored. The OITB will have the possibility to integrate data from other OITBs or European initiatives, as demonstrated by the integration of data from end users (WP2), shared infrastructure (WP3) and collaboration interface (WP5) within the project.

Coordination: ANSYS-GRANTA -GRANTA Design Ltd - The materials information technology experts, UK

WP5 - Collaboration interface

The Collaboration interface enables transfer of experimental results between the test scales by model-based approach. The interface also provides means for collaborative model building between stakeholders and dissemination of results to customers, such as product design engineers and materials modellers.

Coordination: VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland Lt, Finland

WP6 - Use cases

At least three Use cases will demonstrate the innovative approach of materials up-scaling by utilizing i-TRIBOMAT services as defined in WP2 and elaborated in WP3, WP4, and WP5.

Coordination: LTU - Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

WP7 - Ecosystem & industry outreach

WP7 will ensure effective stakeholder engagement with and between all relevant players of the European Advanced Materials Development Ecosystem. Accordingly, the Translators Network and External Advisory Board – representing the value-driven community in this WP – will be constituted to contribute to the objectives.

Coordination: IK4-TEKNIKER - Research and Technology Centre, Spain

WP8 - SEP - Single entry point

The final objective of the project is to create and establish i-TRIBOMAT SEP – a sustainable new legal entity operating i-TRIBOMAT Open Innovation Test Bed. WP8 will include the following activities: the definition of value proposition, the market and competition analysis, and the characterisation of the configuration of the value creation (partners, value chain, customer relationships, etc.). Based on these economic analyses will be performed to evaluate the profitability of the revenue model, understand future cash flows and highlight the need for additional funding or external investment to reach the first sales. All investigation results will be summarised in the comprehensive business plan.

Coordination: AC2T - AC2T research GmbH, Austria

Funding

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 814494.

Source: Horizon 2020