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Multiscale Modelling for Multilayered Surface Systems

Objective

It is recognised that more than 90% of failures in engineering components are surface related. Thus, a large variety of different multilayered surface systems (MSSs) with thickness ranging from nanometer to millimetre scales have been developed. However, the design of multilayered surfaces is normally based on experience and no currently available surface modelling technique can deal with MSSs. The aim of this programme is to address an urgent scientific, technological and market need for consistently reliable high performance MSSs, by developing generic, robust multiscale materials and process modelling techniques for the design, optimisation and performance prediction of MSSs. The S&T objectives are: (1) to develop molecular dynamics techniques to model atom deposition processes and the atomic structure and interfaces to achieve optimal coating microstructures; (2) to develop multiscale modelling and corresponding experimental techniques to determine nano and crystal behaviour of each layer of a surface coating and the macro behaviour of MSSs; (3) to develop an integrated multiscale modelling approach to link molecular dynamics (nano), crystal plasticity (micro) and continuum mechanics (macro) modelling activities for the applications; (4) to develop modelling techniques and software systems for design, processes and applications of multiscale MSS and (5) to develop modelling-based design methodology for optimised MSSs for high performance components aiming for improved lifetimes and reduced market lead time by 60%. The consortium consisting of 5 SMEs, 4 universities and 2 research organisations from 5 EU member states and 1 third country incorporates all the necessary elements for the research. Potential impact includes: economic impact - enhance the competitiveness of European coating specialists and manufacturers; eco-impact - reduced consumption of energy and materials and S&T impact - strengthen S&T excellence in modelling & surface engineering

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/system software
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SMALL-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 612 589
Administrative Contact
Robert Fekete (Mr.)

Participants (11)

ASOCIACION DE LA INDUSTRIA NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 261 860
Address
Carretera De Pamplona 1
31191 Cordovilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo Fuentes (Dr.)
DIAD SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 239 955
Address
Strada Della Praia 12/C
10090 Buttigliera Alta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monia Sapere (Dr.)
FUNDICIONES DEL ESTANDA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 146 388
Address
Anzizar 17
20200 Beasain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kepa Zubiarrain Erausquin (Mr.)
WILDE FEA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 107 780
Address
Brindley Lodge Adcroft Street 1
SK1 3HS Stockport
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Deakin (Mr.)
TBZ - PARIV TECHNOLOGIEBERATUNGSZENTRUM PARALLELE INFORMATIONSVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 535
Address
Bernsdorfer Strasse 210-212
09126 Chemnitz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Reiner Wohlgemuth (Dr.)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 400 753
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Johann Michler (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 284 319
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ute Sabas (Ms.)
HARBIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
China
EU contribution
€ 118 349
Address
West Da Zhi Street 92
150001 Harbin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Debin Shan (Prof.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 168 583
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudia Roveglia (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 349 352
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Mcbeth (Dr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 528 420
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)