Broadcast 1

Thu, Sep 14

  • LA: 08:00
  • New York: 11:00
  • London: 16:00
  • Paris: 17:00

Broadcast 2

Tue, Sep 19

  • Paris: 09:00
  • Singapore: 15:00
  • Canberra: 17:00
  • Auckland: 19:00

Quarterly Case Study Sessions

Everyone needs inspiration now and again! Educators using CES EduPack can join Dr. Claes Fredriksson each quarter to go through an advanced industrial case study. Our first Case Study Session is on the topic of lightweighting in transportation.

Transportation: Truck Trailer Lightweighting Case Study

Transportation: Trailer Lightweighting Case StudyBroadcast dates: September 14 and 19

The transportation sector is one of the largest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. It is therefore relevant to mechanical engineers and engineering students.

We have chosen to focus on truck trailers, and how to substitute the hardwood or plywood decking for a hybrid sandwich panel. Trailer decking comprises a significant proportion of the unladen weight and is therefore a good target for lightweighting. It is also considerably easier to alter than steel chassis beams or the running gear.

The Synthesizer tool is used to estimate properties of a hybrid, suggested by research, and we benchmark its cost and stiffness with the materials currently in use. We also perform an Eco Audit to discuss the benefits of lightweighting options in terms of cost, energy and CO2 footprint. Real mechanical testing of the sandwich panel structure shows that the hybrid performs as well or better than the existing alternatives.

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Previous case studies Granta Education Hub

As an educator using CES EduPack you can log in to Granta’s Education Hub and download previous case studies and watch recorded online sessions.

Have you a good idea to share with other educators?

Email Claes Fredriksson with case studies that you have used successfully in class that you are willing to share - we will mention them in the quarterly sessions.

Campus license training

Educators involved in Granta's campus license program can also sign up for an online session which covers the use of CES EduPack as a multidisciplinary resource. More details 

 

Presenter biography

Dr. Claes Fredriksson has more than 15 years’ experience teaching Materials-related subjects to undergraduate and post graduate students in Sweden, Canada, Belgium and the U.S.A, mainly in Mechanical Engineering. After gaining an MSc in Engineering Physics and PhD in Theoretical Physics he worked in both theoretical and experimental research on polymers, metals and biomaterials. He has a passion for teaching and won a grant as part of Sweden’s Excellence in Teaching Programme to enable him to teach in the U.S.A. and facilitate the cross-pollination of pedagogical approaches.   Dr. Claes Fredriksson has more than 15 years’ experience teaching Materials-related subjects to undergraduate and post graduate students in Sweden, Canada, Belgium and the U.S.A, mainly in Mechanical Engineering. After gaining an MSc in Engineering Physics and PhD in Theoretical Physics he worked in both theoretical and experimental research on polymers, metals and biomaterials. He has a passion for teaching and won a grant as part of Sweden’s Excellence in Teaching Programme to enable him to teach in the U.S.A. and facilitate the cross-pollination of pedagogical approaches.