Project: Thermal design and time-dependent dimensional drift behaviour of sensors, materials and structures

The continuing development of advanced industries such as ICT and aerospace requires constant improvement in the accuracy of high-end production equipment and measurement devices. However, material properties change over time and with temperature fluctuations, which reduces the reliability and performance of systems and means that current state of the art measurement equipment needs regular recalibration. An increased understanding of measurement drift over time, better temperature control and improved thermal design are therefore necessary to meet industrial demands. This project will perform thermal modelling on a prototype measurement device in order to explore how devices can be improved to increase their stability over time and with changes in temperature.

Acronym IND13 T3D (Reference Number: IND13)
Duration 01/10/2011 - 30/09/2014
Project Topic Metrology
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
3 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
4 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
5 Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mecanique et d'Aerotechnique Observer France
6 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. Observer Germany
7 Technische Universitaet Ilmenau Germany