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Framework programme


Previous programme


Programme funding

EUR 28 million

Official Journal Reference

L 3 of 1984-01-05

Legislative Reference

of 1983-12-22
To stimulate the development and industrial utilization of advanced materials for high-temperature applications, to evaluate the behaviour of such materials in aggressive environments, to examine experimental methods for the application of laboratory data in respect of sub-components, and to set up a databank and an information exchange centre for high-temperature materials.


Part of the first Framework Programme (1984-1987) under subactivity 2.1: "Industrial Technologies" and part of the Research Action Programme (RAP) "Industrial technologies".


Five areas:

- Steels and alloys:
Investigation of the suitability of selected industrial high- temperature materials (HTM) for service in aggressive environments;

- Alloy sub-components:
Examination of experimental methods for applying property data obtained in the laboratory;

- Engineering ceramics:
Interest in feasibility of exploiting the advantages of ceramic components in high-temperature corrosive structural applications;

- High-Temperature Materials Databank (HTM-DB):
Assembly of selected properties of important HTM; the databank, with information from COST actions and BRITE projects, was designed to coordinate and standardize data;

- HTM Information Centre:
Collation and distribution of materials information, identification and evaluation of future R&D requirements and promotion of interactive research collaboration.


The Commission, assisted by the board of governors of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), was responsible for carrying out the programme, which was executed at the JRC's Petten establishment in the Netherlands with a contribution from the Ispra facility in Italy.

Information was disseminated in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) No 2380/74 of 17 September 1974 (Official Journal No L 255 of 20.9.1974), adopting provisions for the dissemination of information relating to research programmes for the European Economic Community.

The Commission prepared annual reports for the Council and the European Parliament on the execution of the programme. It was also to submit a critical independent analysis before proposing a further four-year programme.
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