The purpose of METNET network was to promote knowledge and best practices, and enable transfer of know-how between companies, research and training organizations on a European level. METNET research activities within steel construction now continue under Steel construction excellence center (SCEC).
We thank all METNET partners for their contribution to the activities over the years.
METNET partners prepared several initiatives to different finance sources. In this section you can find the materials of these proposals.
BALTIC SEA PROGRAMME 2007-2013
COST – EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH
ERASMUS – CO-OPERATION BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES AND ENTERPRISES
SEVENTH RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME (FP7)
No published Calls (Security). See the published Calls here.
NETWORK COOPERATION PROJECTS:
STABFI – Steel Cladding Systems for Stabilization of Steel Buildings in Fire
Research program of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel – 2016
Duration of the Project:
07/2017 – 07/2020
It has been shown that considerable savings can be achieved for structural members, columns, beams and generally frames, if sandwich panels and trapezoidal sheeting are used for stabilizing members and even the whole structure, compared to the case when stability is ensured by other means. The question addressed here is: can we achieve similar savings in fire due to this stabilizing effect? The project offers innovation of using it also during fire, which is expected to lead to considerable savings in costs and carbon emissions for steel structures in competition against other materials.
Tampere University of Technology, Finland (Coordinator)
Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke v Praze, Czech Republic
City University of London, United Kingdom
Budapesti Muszaki Es Gazdasagtudomanyi Egyetem, Hungary
Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus – Senftenberg, Germany
Ruukki Construction Oy, Finland
Kingspan A.S., Czech Republic
Häme University of Applied Sciences, Finland
SFS Intec Oy, Finland
UNICO – Higher Education and University-Business Cooperation in International Construction
Häme University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
VIA University College (Denmark)
Voronezh State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Russia)
– To develop and implement a pilot of a joint higher education construction course between HAMK, VIA AND Voronezh
– The curriculum and practical execution principles of developed international course can be applied as a basis in the future cooperation with other Russian universities
RUOSTE – Rules On High Strength Steel
Research program, RFCS – Research Fund for Coal and Steel
Duration of project:
07 / 2012 – 06 / 2015
EN-1993 covers steel grades up to S460, and with small adjustments, up to S690.
In “RuOSte” the existing rules and requirements will be examined with regard to more economic and feasible design rules, covering steel grades up to S960. The main questions regarding ductility, strength of welded joints, tubular joints and stability will be addressed. In several case studies, impact of recommendations developed in the project for designing structures of HSS will be evaluated.
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Luleå University of Technology
Tampere University of Technology
Budapest University of Technology and Economics