At the beginning of May, we took part in the Control Exhibition in Stuttgart. This is the first exhibition since Pandemic. There were not as many visitors as usual, but it went well. There were a lot of visitors at our booth, and of course we met our old friends and colleagues there. This time we presented two versions of the MUBATEC HU Universal Hardness Tester with a new indenter which we developed during the pandemic. The new Indentor allows direct measurement of the yield strength of a material, which greatly extends the capabilities of our hardness tester.
Mubatec is successfully developing a new project in the field of biomechanics research. The project has several applied areas - medical, sports, and also allows to control fatigue level over time.
MUBATEC has started to prepare On-Line courses for engineers working in nuclear power plants. We plan to prepare a one week course on Fracture Mechanics for equipment and pipelines. Five days course of 2 lectures and two labs per day. The course will contain a lot of interactive material and examples of accident analysis. The lectures and labs will form a single material. The course will be prepared by September and submitted to the IAEA for review
MUBATEС specialists participated in two Webinars on Materials Science with BUEHLER
Pre-training of the IAEA 2020 Course "Training learning course on the Methodology of Monitoring integrity of structures, systems and components (SSCs) from thirty years of failure experience in NPPs" was held at the Mubatec base from September to December.
The study of the life of the hedgehog Mubatec family is ongoing. Recent research has shown that the family consists of father Pierre, mother Mary, brother Jacques and a child (the name is being clarified). The family is in good condition, all members of the family are very active and are not going to hibernate. Conclusion - winter is not coming soon! Research continues, details in a week.
Research of human condition by changing locomotion is continuous. Various types of monitoring systems are used in the research: 3D motion capture system, G-Walk sensor, etc. The results obtained allow us to obtain stable information about the basic parameters. Work is continuous to obtain statistics and exit the laboratory. We also get help from BTS Bioengineering about using their sensor.
A new application was found for Mubatec knowledge in the field of online monitoring of the status of some objects. In this case, Mubatec made a house and equipped it with an online hedgehog life monitoring system. The main results, that were obtained after a week of testing, showed, that the winter of 2020 will be long and harsh, since our observed hedgehogs have a big appetite.
Work on the preparation of a new IAEA course "Understanding and mitigation aging in Nuclear Power Plants (NPP): material, testing, residual life assessment, operational aspects of Plant Life Management (PLiM)" has begun. The main efforts are aimed at preparing new laboratory experiments on model crack resistance tests of nuclear reactor vessels materials.
Human locomotion for lifetime management experiments resumed.