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Call for proposal: Hopkinson Bar facility, European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA)

The Hopkinson Bar facility (HopLab) is used for the study of materials and of structural components to very fast dynamic loads, such as those due to blasts and impacts, where knowledge of the material behaviour under high strain-rates is necessary.

Details

Status
N/A
Reference
2020-1-MD-ELSA-HopLab
Publication date
02 February 2022 in Ispra, Italy
Deadline model
Permanent

Description

The Hopkinson Bar facility (HopLab) is used for the study of materials and of structural components to very fast dynamic loads, such as those due to blasts and impacts, where knowledge of the material behaviour under high strain-rates is necessary.

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Definition and conditions of access

Access to the research infrastructure is granted on the basis of Access Units (e.g. days or weeks of use, hours or sessions of beam time, processing time and gigabytes of data transmitted, etc.). Access Units are specific to the type and nature of each JRC research infrastructure that provides access.

For the Hopkinson Bar Facility, the Access Unit corresponds to a 'Day' of experimental activities, e.g. to perform tests to fulfil the objectives of the project. These activities typically involve the use of the structural control system and the data acquisition system of the laboratory connected to the loading system and to the instrumentation.

  • Estimated costs excluding consumables and expenses:
    • Research infrastructure operated by JRC staff: 26,127 € / Day
    • Research infrastructure operated by users: Not possible

Allocation of intellectual property rights

Intellectual property rights are allocated according to Paragraph III of Annex 1: Intellectual Property Rights

Eligibility criteria

How to apply

The proposal must be prepared using the Market-driven Proposal Submission Form.
During preparation of the proposal, applicants are encouraged to:

  • Contact the research infrastructure at JRC-OPEN-ELSA@ec.europa.eu to assess feasibility aspects related to the capacity of the research infrastructure.

The proposal should be submitted to JRC-RI-OPEN-ACCESS@ec.europa.eu.

The JRC will only evaluate proposals that are complete and comply with the instructions in the proposal submission form.

Selection criteria

Proposal will be evaluated in accordance to the following selection criteria:

  • Scientific implementation (40 points)
  • Access to SMEs and new Users (25 points)
  • Strategic relevance to the JRC (20 points)
  • Strategic importance for Europe (15 points)

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