European Commission
A EUROPEAN PROJECT SUPPORTED WITHIN
THE EUROPEAN UNION'S SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
FOR THE FUEL CELLS AND HYDROGEN JOINT TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE
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Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Located in Trondheim NTU represents academic eminence in technology and the natural sciences as well as in other academic disciplines ranging from the social sciences, the arts, medicine, architecture to fine art. Cross-disciplinary cooperation results in innovative breakthroughs and creative solutions with far-reaching social and economic impact. NTNU’s specialisation is in technology and the natural sciences. The university has 7 faculties and 53 departments with a total of 20000 students, half of these are studying technology or the natural sciences. 48 per cent of NTNU's students are female and about 750 students are international. About 3300 degrees are awarded each year: 1100 bachelor’s, 2200 master’s and 260 doctoral degrees. NTNU has dozens of international student exchange programmes and bilateral agreements with numerous universities around the world. It has about 2000 R&D projects at every time and participates in about 60 projects in the European Commission’s 6th and 7th framework programmes. The university has more than 100 laboratories.

NTNU has experience design and analysis of composite structures.

Main contact

Andreas ECHTERMEYER
+47 73 59 38 19
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Key people involved

Professor Andreas T. Echtermeyer: Diploma in Physics (Technical University of Munich), 1983), PhD in Materials Engineering (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 1988). Scientific research areas (among others): composite materials and polymers: mechanical short and long term properties, material modeling and structural design, composite to metal and multi-material interfaces, marine and offshore applications, development and qualification of new technology, fabrication methods, monitoring methods, quality assurance, development of design standards. 17 years of industry experience with composite applications. Author or co-author of more than 50 articles and more than 200 technical reports. Project manager or responsible of many national and international research projects as well as industrial development projects. He was responsible for the development of DNV (Det Norske Veritas) standards and recommended practices for “Composites Offshore”, “Composite Risers”, and “Composite Pressure Vessels for CNG transport on ships”. All these standards are performance based and used probabilistic methods to calibrate safety factors.