Spreader manufacturer Bromma has positioned one of its experts at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology technical university in Stockholm, Sweden.
Bromma's Structural Calculation Specialist, Mansoor Khurshid, Ph.D. (pictured below) is now the Affiliated Faculty in lightweight structures at KTH’s Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering.
He will use the position to develop a better understanding of optimized lightweight steel structures and the simulation of welding distortions in manufacturing.
Over the past several years the height, hoist speed and acceleration in container cranes have increased at the same time as the average container has gotten heavier.
The challenge for spreader suppliers is to keep up with the development and to assure that the equipment supplied is fit for purpose and conforms to standards.
Bromma collaboration with the technical university has been ongoing since December 1, 2017.
Dr. Khurshid’s part-time appointment started in December 2017 and will last until April 2020.
It will contribute to his extensive experience and academic work as he will be working as part of a team performing research in the area of lightweight constructions.
Read a Port Technology technical paper by Bromma on the developments in container weight verification
Lars Meurling, VP Marketing at Bromma, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for Mansoor personally and for Bromma to get access to cutting-edge academic expertise and tools.
“Combining the academic research done in the university with our experiences and challenges from the industrial environment is very interesting.
“This cooperation will play an instrumental role when we develop the future generations of spreaders.”
Assoc. Prof. Zuheir Barsoum KTH — Chairman Comission XIII, International Institute of Welding, said: “An affiliated faculty appointment is a strategic instrument with which both KTH and Bromma can strengthen and influence the direction and focus of a research area, and support education at KTH.
“Bromma will benefit from this by involvement in several research projects and access and collaboration to highly qualified researchers and graduate students.
“This will enable Bromma to design lightweight and structurally optimized spreaders with state-of the art scientific engineering methods.
“We at KTH are very pleased to formalize this collaboration with Bromma where the transfer of knowledge and research findings is an essential part of contributing to the partner companies and the society.”