The main objective of the 'Innovative stainless steel
applications in transport vehicles'
INSAPTRANS project was to disseminate the technical
knowledge and application experience
from two recently finished ECSC/RFCS-funded research
projects, 'Stainless steels
in bus constructions' ('Stainless steel bus') and
'Development of lightweight train and
metro cars by using ultra high strength stainless steels'
The main project task was the preparation of a design
handbook from the results data of
the underlying projects, demonstrating the full potential
of, and giving guidelines for, the
application of safe and lightweight stainless steel
structures in ground transport applications.
The handbook was distributed, and is still available to
the public free of charge in
both paper and electronic forms.
The second major activity was arranging a series of six
regional seminars with Europeanwide
coverage once the manual was completed. The target groups
covered the whole
ground transport industry sector and service supply chain
in Europe. After the seminars,
a workshop on an invitation basis was arranged for
reviewing the seminar feedback,
establishing networking actions among the European
players on the field, and composing
future R & D initiatives.
The INSAPTRANS project as a whole was a success. All the
major objectives were
reached within the originally planned schedule and
budget. The impression from the
events was that the handbook was extremely well received
by the participants. The positive
attitude to the seminar arrangements and programmes could
be seen especially in
the feedback questionnaire results.
|Place of Publication||Luxembourg|
|Publisher||European Commission EC|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|MoE publication type||D4 Published development or research report or study|